|02.10.07||Netflix|| Clint Eastwood plays Coogan, an Arizona deputy sheriff sent to NYC to retrieve a prisoner. Problems arise when he finds out said prisoner's locked up in Bellvue coming off a LSD trip. Coogan bluffs his way into the hospital to get him out but gets jumped at the airport and has to track the acidhead down again, through the 1968 hippie psychadelia culture. There's even a scene where he walks through a club with a cowboy hat on while the band plays "pidgeon-toed Orange Peel." Damn dirty hippies.|
For some reason, the title always made me think this was more like Donavan's Reef than Dirty Harry. I should've known though... with Don Siegel at the helm. I particularly liked how womanizing Eastwood is. I guess I'm used to seeing him full-on stoic and non-sexual at all but there's a hilarious bit in the beginning where he's in a bath and squirts the bar of soap up towards a woman's gigantic cleavage then makes a joke about how it's the biggest target in this county.
Overall though, I didn't feel like I was watching a classic. There are a couple of moments and it's always cool to see Eastwood as a tough guy... it's a solid movie but nothing to write more than three paragraphs about.