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The Dead Pool (1988)

 -  Action | Crime | Thriller  -  13 July 1988 (USA)
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Dirty Harry Callahan must stop a sick secret contest to murder local celebrities, which includes himself as a target.

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Johnny Squares (as James Carrey)
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Storyline

Harry Callahan - or Dirty Harry as he is known from the previous four movies in this series - is investigating a strange betting game. A list of local celebrities has been handed out, and bets are being taken on who will be the first to die. Things start to get interesting when the name 'Harry Callahan' appears on the list. Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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Dirty Harry Just Learned A New Game

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$37,903,295 (USA)
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The least successful of the five Dirty Harry films at the box-office. See more »

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In a scene where the killer (before they have been revealed) loses their temper and stabs a news clipping of Harry Callahan repeatedly, the knife bends and is obviously a fake. See more »

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Harry's last entry in which is sent to stop vicious murderer killing celebrities
12 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

Rock-hard and taciturn Harry Callahan is called on one again, this time when occur rare death of celebs registered into a black pool .But also the Callahan's name appears on the list. Being the first suspect a terror cinema director(an effective Liam Neeson)filming a picture titled ¨Hotel Satan¨. Two-fisted Harry and his new partner cop(Kim) try to track down a vicious murderous. Harry Callahan strides grimly throughout streets San Francisco in pursuit of the cruel baddie. Then the killer hijacks a TV journalist(Patricia Clarson).Silly and thrilling scenes when the murderer sends a toy-car directed by remote control and strapped to a explosive onto the streets of San Francisco pursuing the couple cops. Whatever your reservations about Harry's expeditious methods we know he'll always vanquish , shooting in cold blood with his Magnum 44 pistol( in fact, as is titled the second entry, Magnum force) and abusing on civil rights.

Fifth and last entry in Harry's series is less gripping and inferior its predecessors. Tension, action packed,crisped edition, suspenseful,thrills abound in this exciting outing . Although there are lots of action and entertainment this time doesn't feature Callahan's classic lines such as ¨Do you feel lucky¨(on Dirty Harry) or ¨Go ahead make my day¨(on Sudden impact), however he also says some original phrases.Jim Carrey does a brief and sympathetic apparition as a rock star. Usual musical score by Lalo Schifrin with a lousy soundtrack on the main titles composed by synthesizer. Good cinematography by Jack N. Green, Eastwood's habitual. The motion picture is regularly directed by Buddy van Horn who made with Eastwood some films. Rating : 5,5. Acceptable and passable.


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