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The Dead Pool

The Dead Pool

Buddy Van Horn (1988)

18 Certificate
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Our Score
In this fifth outing for "Dirty" Harry Callahan, the San Francisco detective looks decidedly rough around the edges. Clint Eastwood goes through his iconic paces and directs the film in all but name; the actual credit, however, goes to Buddy Van Horn, Clint's stuntman. It's a flaccid, silly and extremely sadistic thriller in which minor celebrities are being very nastily murdered. A pre-Schindler's List Liam Neeson co-stars as a British horror film director who may be involved in the killings, though Harry, who has become a target, thinks something else is going on. The result is a B-thriller with little style and even less substance.


Uncompromising detective `Dirty' Harry Callahan hunts the ringleaders behind a bizarre death lottery which is seemingly being used to murder well-known figures. The case becomes personal when he discovers his own name is on the list of prospective victims. Action thriller sequel, starring Clint Eastwood, Patricia Clarkson, Liam Neeson and an early appearance by Jim Carrey.

Cast & Crew

Inspector Harry Callahan Clint Eastwood
Samantha Walker Patricia Clarkson
Al Quan Evan Kim
Peter Swan Liam Neeson
Harlan Rook David Hunt
Captain Donnelly Michael Currie
Lieutenant Ackerman Michael Goodwin
Patrick Snow Darwin Gillett
Lou Janero Anthony Charnota
Johnny Squares Jim Carrey
Director Buddy Van Horn
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Warner Bros Guidance: Violence, swearing and drug abuse. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay


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