Dirty Harry is a 1971 crime film directed by Don Siegel, the first of the Dirty Harry series. Clint Eastwood plays the title role, in his first outing as San Francisco Police Department Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan.
The year is 1971 as the film opens with a memorial and list to the dedication of the San Francisco police officers who served and died in the line of duty over the years, before proceeding to a scene where a serial killer nicknamed "Scorpio" (played by Andy Robinson) murders a young woman in a San Francisco rooftop swimming pool using a high-powered rifle. The spent casing is found on a rooftop across the way by Inspector Harry Callahan (played by Clint Eastwood). The Scorpio Killer left a message which is discovered by Callahan and later read aloud by the mayor via voice over:To the city of San Francisco, I will enjoy killing one person everyday until you pay me $100,000. If you agree say so tomorrow morning in Personal Column San Francisco Chronicle and I will