Although Clint Eastwood had intended to direct the third
Dirty Harry movie himself, his replacement of Philip Kaufman during The Outlaw
Josey Wales prevented him from taking the reins on The Enforcer, so his
assistant director James Fargo was drafted to do the job. Tyne Daley’s tough
female cop foreshadows her role in the hit Cagney and Lacey tv series. The
music is by Jerry Fielding, making this the only Dirty Harry film without a
score by Lalo Schifrin. By the way, the line “Go ahead, make my day” does not
actually appear until the next film in the series, Sudden Impact.