Dirty Harry

Dirty Harry quotes

34 total quotes (ID: 163)

Chico Gonzalez
Harry Callahan
Multiple Characters
Scorpio Killer


Mayor: The City of San Francisco does not pay criminals not to commit crimes. Instead, we pay a police department.


Lt. Al Bressler: Just go where you're told, do what you're told, play it straight down the line...Nothing cute, nothing fancy. Just pay the ransom money and report back here.

Callahan: I know what you're thinkin', punk. You're thinkin' did he fire six shots or only five? Now to tell you the truth, I forgotten myself in all this excitement. But bein' this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and it'll blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself a question. Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?! Note: the bolded portion is ranked #51 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema.

You gotta be kidding. I don't got any time to break in any newcomers. Why don't you do this boy a favor...if I need a partner, I'll get me someone who knows what the hell he's doin'.

[to Gonzalez] Sociology? Oh, you'll go far - that's if you live...Just don't let your college degree get you killed 'cause I'm liable to get killed along with ya.

Now you know why they call me 'Dirty Harry.' Every dirty job that comes along.

Gonzales was obeying orders from his superior, me...he didn't know anything about it. And when this mess is over, if he [the Chief] wants my badge, well, he can have that too.

No wonder they call him Dirty Harry. Always get the shit-end of the stick.

[in note to the mayor] To the City of San Francisco, I will enjoy killing one person every day until you pay me one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000). If you agree say so tomorrow morning in Personal Column San Francisco Chronicle and I will set up meeting. If I do not hear from you it will be my next pleasure to kill a Catholic priest or a ****. Scorpio

[in a letter] The double-crossing San Francisco police made me do this. Now ransom $200,000 in used 10s and 20s. One man with yellow bag, south side, Marina Green, East Harbor, 9 pm, she has oxygen until 3 am tomorrow morning, red panties and bra, nice tits, mole on left thigh. Anything cute and you'll force me to let girl die of slow suffocation. Scorpio

[to Callahan, on the phone] If I even think you're being followed, the girl dies. If you talk to anyone, I don't care if it's a Pekinese pissing against a lamppost, the girl dies...No car. I give you a certain amount of time to go from phone booth to phone booth. I ring four times. You don't answer by the fourth ring, I hang up and that's the end of the game. The girl dies...Cop!...I hope you're not stupid.

[to Callahan] Freeze cop. Now, left hand, pull out your gun. [Harry pulls out his .44 Magnum] My, that's a big one.

[to Callahan] No, don't pass out on me now cop! No, no, no, no, no. Do we understand each other? I said do we understand each other? Listen up cop, I changed my mind. I'm going to kill the girl after all, I just wanted you to know that.

[in the hospital, with a battered face] They tried to frame me with the Deacon girl murder, and now they're trying to murder me - and look at me, just look at me. I'm supposed to be innocent until proven guilty and just look at what they did to me. Everywhere I go, cops follow me - and just look at me.

[to a school bus driver] Hear me, you old hag, I'm telling you to drive or I'll decorate this bus with your brains.