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Sudden Impact
Director: Clint Eastwood (Dir)
Release Date:   1983
Premiere Information:   Los Angeles and New York openings: 9 Dec 1983
Duration (in mins):   117
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Cast:   Clint Eastwood (Harry Callahan)  
    Sondra Locke (Jennifer Spencer)  
    Pat Hingle (Chief Jannings)  
    Bradford Dillman (Capt. Briggs)  
    Paul Drake (Mick)  

Production Company: Warner Bros., Inc. (Warner Communications, Inc.)
Distribution Company: Warner Bros., Inc. (Warner Communications, Inc.)
Director: Clint Eastwood (Dir)
Producer: Clint Eastwood (Prod)
Writer: Joseph C. Stinson (Scr)
  Earl E. Smith (Story)
  Charles B. Pierce (Story)
Photography: Bruce Surtees (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: Edward C. Carfagno (Prod des)
Film Editor: Joel Cox (Film ed)
Music: Lalo Schifrin (Mus)
MPAA Rating: R
Country: United States
Language: English

Source Text: Based on the characters created by Harry Julian Fink and R. M. Fink.
Authors: Harry Julian Fink
  R. M. Fink

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Warner Brothers, Inc. 20/8/1984 dd/mm/yyyy PA223159

Physical Properties: Sd:

Genre: Drama
Sub-Genre: Police

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Hollywood Reporter   7 Dec 1983   p. 3.
Los Angeles Times   9 Dec 1983   p. 19.
New York Times   9 Dec 1983   p. 12.
Variety   7 Dec 1983   p. 14.

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