Dirt Dirty Ricardo Essay

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In 1971, the city of San Francisco faced the trepidation of a psychopathic serial killer who went by the name of Scorpio. This deranged maniac was roughly based upon the real life Zodiac Killer, an unrevealed serial killer who, several years earlier, committed five killings in the San Francisco Bay area. In the movie, Scorpio demanded ransom money by leaving notes at the scenes of his crimes where he used a sniper rifle to murder several innocent individuals and later went on to kidnapping a young girl. Inspector Harry Callahan was a member of the San Francisco Police Department and was called “Dirty Harry” by his peers due to the ways by which he handled homicide cases. After being assigned to the case with his latest partner named Chico Gonzalez, they attempted to hunt Scorpio down and put an end to the murders and kidnappings. …show more content…

Scorpio was discovered with the murder weapon by Callahan, only to be set free and have his rifle be named as “inadmissible evidence” because he was obtained by illegal means. It was declared that “an alleged criminal “must be warned that he has a right to remain silent, that any statement he does make may be used in evidence against him, and that he has a right to the presence of an attorney…” (Grand Expectations p. 640) Callahan ended up taking matters into his own hands and broke some societal laws in order to save a school bus of young children that Scorpio had obtained as hostages. Dirty Harry finally eliminated the dangerous threat for

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