THE DEAD POOL (Theatrical Release USA 1988)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

The Dead Pool—
number five and final film of the Dirty Harry series—tells a pretty straight-forward story, but it’s the same old story, nothing new here, not well presented, bland action, not as exciting as the other Dirty Harry movies and movies of the same genre. The only ‘kind of cool’ thing in this movie was the remote-controlled Corvette with ability to detonate at the push of a button.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) and new police partner Al Quan (Evan C. Kim) investigate a celebrity game that takes bets on which celebrities will live longest. Director Peter Swan (Liam Neeson) becomes suspect because the celebrities on his list seem to be targeted for murder.

Additional Thanks

Really Good Work for Director Buddy Van Horn. Thank you to Producer David Valdes for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Samantha Walker (Patricia Clarkson), Captain Donnelly (Michael Currie), Lieutenant Ackerman (Michael Goodwin), Patrick Snow (Darwin Gillett), Lou Janero (Anthony Charnota), D. A. Thomas McSherry (Christopher P. Beale), Harlan Rook (David Hunt), and Lieutenant Ruskowski (John Alan Vick).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s the last film for the Dirty Harry series and showcases the talents of Liam Neeson and Patricia Clarkson.

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