Over the last year or so, Rambo, Rocky, John McClane, and Indiana Jones have all emerged from their bungalows at the Motion Picture Home after decades in retirement to do battle in the box-office once again, Geritol in one hand, a syringe full of botox in the other. Now comes the news that Eddie Murphy is returning as Beverly Hills Cop, who was last seen in 1994. Brett Ratner is directing, no writer is set yet.
6 thoughts on “Can Dirty Harry be far behind?”
You joke in the title about Dirty Harry. But I read something months ago about rumblings on Dirty Harry. He comes out of retirement after two cops are killed to investigate. One of them was his son-grandson. I don’t remember.
Yeah, it’s hard to figure, eh? I remember a phase when movies were made out of TV shows. The Addams Family, The Brady Bunch, PT 109, etc. The marketplace just suddenly went retro, and for a bunch of characters that the audience had continued to love over the years. I think that’s it — the audience loves the character, and wants to see them again, because the character seems to have an independent life which goes on after the end of the show.
There have been rumors that his new movie GRAN TORINO, which he is starring in, is actually a DIRTY HARRY movie. But he said in interviews last week that it’s not. Can you imagine a 79-year-old Dirty Harry?
I liked Alvin & the Chipmunks with Jason Lee … It’s sad that so many movies come out these days with a Roman Numeral following the title (who hasn’t heard the joke “What happened to MALCOLMs I through IX?”). And if it isn’t a sequel, it’s a prequel …
Please don’t let Clint reprise Dirty Harry. He was twenty-five years too old for the lead in Blood Work and that was in 2002.
It doesn’t mean because they are retired already they would not have the come back in the field after all, they were so good actors during their years.