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The Dead Pool

R| 1 hr. 31 min.

Plot Summary
In the fifth installment of the Dirty Harry series, gritty cop Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) is fresh off the conviction of a major mob boss. When horror film director Peter Swan (Liam Neeson) develops a "dead pool" betting on celebrity deaths, he is shocked when a serial killer begins targeting those named, including TV reporter Samantha Walker (Patricia Clarkson) and Callahan himself. Action and violence abound as Callahan tracks the killer in an attempt to stop the murders.

Cast: Clint Eastwood , Patricia Clarkson , Evan Kim , Liam Neeson , David Hunt , Michael Currie , Michael Goodwin , Darwin Gillett

Director: Buddy Van Horn

Genres: Action, Thriller

The Dead Pool (1988)

Release Date: November 15th, 2004|1 hr. 31 min.

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  • The Dead Pool isn't much of a movie. It certainly isn't as fun, nor as compelling as its predecessors, and now and then the forced plot gets so ridiculous that it is certain to try the patience of even the most die-hard viewers. [13 Jul 1988, p.E1] show more

  • There weren't any surprises and that's what made it all so comforting. The bad guys got blown away, no questions asked, the snoopy journalists got their comeuppance. When Clint spends the night with his latest girl, you know it only because he wears the same suit the next morning. [21 Jul 1988, p.1] show more

  • The film is smart, quick, and made with real wit. It's never just a crude action movie, bludgeoning us with violence. It's self-aware, it knows who Dirty Harry is and how we react to him, and it has fun with its intelligence. Also, of course, it bludgeons us with violence. show more

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similar movies

  • Sudden Impact (1983)

  • Magnum Force (1973)

  • Dirty Harry (1971)

  • Die Hard (1988)

  • Cobra (1986)

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