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Magnum Force

Released 1973
Distributor Warner Bros.

The title of the second Dirty Harry movie reflects the contributions of screenwriter and firearms fan John Milius, who was rewritten by a pre-Deer Hunter Michael Cimino. Director Ted Post, who had worked with Eastwood on Hang ’em High and TV’s Rawhide, found the star more contentious at this stage of his career and claimed their disputes during production harmed the film. But box office results topped the original.

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About Alan Spencer

Alan Spencer is best known for creating the classic satirical eighties sitcom Sledge Hammer! and the recent controversial "ultra violent" comedy Bullet in the Face for IFC. For years he's been regarded as one of Hollywood's top script doctors and has never lost a patient.

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