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The Dead Pool (1988)

Dirty Harry Callahan must stop a sick secret contest to murder local celebrities, which includes himself as a target.

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D.A. Thomas McSherry (as Christopher Beale)
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Freeway Reporter #2 (as Patrick Van Horn)
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Johnny Squares (as James Carrey)
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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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13 July 1988 (USA)  »

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Dirty Harry in The Dead Pool  »

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$31,000,000 (estimated)

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$37,903,295 (USA)
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Trivia

This is the last sequel that Clint Eastwood ever made. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene between Callahan and Rook, Callahan walks towards Rook holding a harpoon gun with a spool of rope, easily 25 feet in length, around his left arm. The next scene is a closeup of the harpoon gun, being aimed, but the rope is no longer on his arm. The next scene is of Callahan with the rope back around his arm. And then again a closeup of the harpoon gun with the rope off his arm. See more »

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Harlan Rook: Now you've locked yourself in, asshole!
Harry Callahan: Yeah. Just you and me, asshole.
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Referenced in Face/Off (1997) See more »

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Written by Axl Rose, Slash, Steven Adler, Izzy Stradlin and Duff McKagan
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Not so grand finale but passable
11 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So this is the final movie in the Dirty Harry franchise. And for a finale it isn't that great of a final. This one just takes the great vibe it had in the series for the most part and gets way too cheesy. What this movie does is try to be entertaining and it is to some degree. But the movie as a whole just isn't a very good edition to this franchise. This franchise was never really realistic but it just comes off goofy for the most part and not really in a good way either. At least it has Liam Neeson as the probable main villain this time which is great, because he plays badass characters really well. So for Harry's probable final opponent it makes it worthwhile. So Liam Neeson character might be a evil film maker that does mostly horror films and might be the one who does some killings by playing a game called the dead pool and it's up to Harry Callahan to take the culprit down. But the thing is even for a movie like this some scenes just comes off way too absurd without it having much impact. This movie is ironic though how the main thing that drives this movie is death and violence and yet this one bashes on film makers that is infatuated with making violent movies. Harry's character is also a bit different in this, I don't know if the character changed after aging but it just didn't seem welcome. Harry Callahan seemed more like Robocop and the criminals in this is just absurdly incompetent. So sure the movie has bunch of flaws especially since it hardly has any meat in the story but it's still somewhat entertaining and worth a watch especially if you like this genre. And it's a alright finale for this tough cop thriller.

6.3/10


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