"Go ahead...Make my
day...you've got to ask yourself a question: 'Do I feel
lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?" The
movie Sudden Impact, released in 1983, was fourth in the
Dirty Harry movie series, starring Clint Eastwood as
detective Harry Callahan. The prior movies to
Sudden Impact were Dirty Harry (1971), Magnum Force
(1973), and The Enforcer (1976). The last
installment was the 1988 movie, The Dead Pool.
Although Sudden Impact had mixed reviews, it was a box
The movie series started out in 1971 with detective
Harry trying to track a serial killer. Eastwood's
character is an un-orthodox, tell-it-like-it-is cop.
Although he rubs people the wrong way, he gets the job
done. In Magnum Force, Harry goes about the
business of stopping a group of crooked cops who are
killing criminals that managed to get off in court.
The Enforcer finds Harry battling a terrorist ring while
paired up with a female by-the-book partner.
In Sudden Impact, Harry is forced
to go on vacation after causing a mob boss, Threlkis, to
have a heart attack at his granddaughter's wedding.
During vacation, Harry finds that the Threlkis gang is
out for revenge, and they try to kill Harry. At
the same time, Harry finds himself investigating murders
in a small town, that are being committed by a female
rape victim who is out for revenge. Harry ends up
falling for the rape victim, and after Harry discovers
the rapists and the gang are connected, he goes about
the business of saving the girl and killing all the
In the final film, the
Dead Pool, Harry finds his name on a "dead pool" list,
where people bet on which famous person will die next.
The only problem is, that somebody is rigging the game
by actually killing the people on the dead pool list.