When a madman dubbed 'Scorpio' terrorizes San Francisco, hard-nosed cop, Harry Callahan – famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement – is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in the process of rescuing a kidnap victim, only to see him walk on technicalities. Now, the maverick detective is determined to nail the maniac himself.
- Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
- Studio: Malpaso Productions, Warner Bros. Pictures
- Keyword: ambush, san francisco, california, detective, ransom, sniper, mayor, kidnapping, chase, investigation, assault, police, psychopath, swimming pool, beating, serial killer, gunfight, maniac, school bus, revolver, neo-noir
- Cast: Clint Eastwood, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni, John Vernon, Andrew Robinson, John Larch