Dirty Harry (1971) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Dirty Harry

Don Siegel, 1971

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Dirty Harry
Phillip Rock, 1971

NOVELIZATION

Dirty Harry is a movie novelization written by Phillip Rock in 1971 and based on the movie of the same name, directed by Don Siegel in 1971. The movie features Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni, John Vernon, Andrew Robinson, John Larch, and others.

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“The movie is better than the book”

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RATING

7.7

/ 10

Movie Poster: Dirty Harry (Don Siegel, 1971)

6.8

/ 10

Book Cover: Dirty Harry (Phillip Rock, 1971)

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Storyline

A psychopathic sniper, later referred to as Scorpio, shoots a woman while she swims in a rooftop pool. He shoots two robbers and holds a third at gunpoint with his Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolver, bluffing him to surrender with an ultimatum:

Movie vs Book

Poster of Dirty Harry, the 1971 movie by Don Siegel

Year

1971

Minutes

102

Movie Rate

7.70

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Movie

Dirty Harry

Country: USA

Year: 1971

Length: 1h42m

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Cover of Dirty Harry, the 1971 book by Phillip Rock

Year

1971

Pages

136

Book Rate

6.88

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Book

Dirty Harry

Country: USA

First published in: 1971

Length: 136 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Which is better?

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Poster of Dirty Harry, the 1971 movie by Don Siegel

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1 votes

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IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of Dirty Harry, the 1971 book by Phillip Rock

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4 votes

2 votes

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