Although reality is a bit stretched to satisfy the plot.....
; Insp. Callahan blows away the Scorpio killer (Andrew Robinson), letting him think he may have a chance to survive.
; Callahan literally blows away crooked cops, Lt. Briggs (Hal Holbrook) with a bomb and others by beating, an automobile and drowning.
; Insp. Callahan literally blows away psycho killer Bobby Maxwell (DeVeren Bookwalter) on a watch tower at Alcatraz with an M72 LAW rocket.
; Callahan kills psycho killer Mick the Rapist
(Paul Drake) using a .44 Automag. He then lets pay-back killer Jennifer Spencer (Sondra Locke) get away with murder in a case of street justice.
; Lots of deserving bad guys get it from Insp. Callahan's .44 magnum, but the main villain, Harlan Rook, (David Hunt) gets his just reward with an industrial strength spear gun, impaling him on a wall.
; When the "Schofield Kid" (Jaimz Woolvett) finally really kills someone, the film realistically shows the emotional impact it places on him.
Can you tell, I'm a Clint Eastwood fan?
; Historical accuracy is sacrificed for the story line. But when Elliot Ness (Kevin Costner) has to kill a bad guy in the Canadian border shootout, this film also depicts accurately the emotional impact that killing can have on someone.