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The Mayor: "Who the hell are you? What do you want?"

Bobby Maxwell: "You."

The Mayor: "Get away from me, you son of a bitch. I'm not going anywhere with you."

Bobby Maxwell: "The hell you aren't!"

-Maxwell before kidnapping the mayor by shooting him with a taser.


Bobby Maxwell

Status: Deceased

Cause of death: Blown up by Harry Callahan

Weapons: Ithaca 37, Smith & Wesson Model 28, Colt M16 (SP1), M72A1 LAW, Static stun gun, WWI Trench knife

Bobby Maxwell is the main antagonist in the third Dirty Harry film The Enforcer. He is the leader of the Peoples' Revolutionary Strike Force terrorist group.

Originally Bobby served in the Vietnam War where he met some of his future terrorist members. After the war Maxwell became a pimp. In the summer of 1971 he met Inspector Harry Callahan in a murder case. He later served time in San Quentin prison for pimping. While in prison he attended seminars with a radical catholic priest named Father John. Father John believed in radical left-wing militancy and influenced Bobby during his prison time.

After being released from prison Bobby Maxwell was a radicalized terrorist and formed a militant group with 2 of his hookers and some of the men he served in Vietnam with. In 1975 he and his group planted two bombs in a nuclear plant in Fessenheim, France.

In 1976 he and his group planned to extort San Francisco. First he lured gas company men and killed them to steal their van. Then he came to a weapons supply depot and pretended to be a gas company guy to fix something. He and his fellow terrorists then stole many weapons including rocket launchers and explosives. In the process of stealing, he killed Harry's good friend and fellow officer Frank DiGiorgio.

In the process of killing Frank, Miki a member of his team is accidentally shot. Rather than being slowed down to help Miki, he coldly shoots the wounded woman to death. He then threatened to blow up half of San Francisco unless they were paid 3 million dollars. Then they kidnapped the mayor of San Francisco and hid out in Alcatraz Island.

Harry and his partner Kate Moore assaulted their hideout and killed all the terrorists. However Maxwell managed to kill Moore by shooting her. Harry in revenge picked up a rocket launcher Bobby dropped and blew him up. Before Maxwell was killed he ran out of ammo and was calling for Karl and Tex to help him not knowing they had been killed. He screamed in horror as Harry launched a rocket at him, blowing the tower with Maxwell inside into fiery shreds. Ironically after he is killed, a police helicopter arrived saying that all of Maxwell's demands had been met and that they would be paid and given a plane trip to another country.


  • Bobby Maxwell was played by the late Devern Bookwalter who also played the naked man that was assassinated by Officer John Davis in the second Dirty Harry film, Magnum Force.
  • He is the second Dirty Harry villain to be blown up by Harry Callahan, the first one being Lt. Briggs on Magnum Force.