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Sudden Impact

Released 1983
Distributor Warner Bros.

Though notable as the only “Dirty Harry” movie to be directed by Clint Eastwood himself, SUDDEN IMPACT earned its place in American culture as the movie that inspired Ronald Reagan to co-opt Harry’s deadpan dare to a gun-wielding punk, “Go ahead, make my day.” Bruce Surtees, Eastwood’s longtime cinematographer, once again brings his distinctly hardboiled visual style to Harry Callahan’s unforgiving universe.

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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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