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The Dead Pool Details


The Dead Pool is the fifth and (thus far) the last of Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry movies. A sports pool is placing bets on which famous person will die next. Suddenly a serial killer who preys upon celebrities enters the scene, radically (and perhaps deliberately) changing the odds in the pool. As a celebrity of sorts, maverick cop Dirty Harry Callahan becomes a target of the killer, as does high-profile TV journalist Patricia Clarkson. Surprises are at a minimum in The Dead Pool; the film gets down to business quickly, moves logically if violently towards its climax (with a spectacular car-chase sequence thrown in for good measure), and delivers exactly what its fans expect. One major difference between this film and the earlier Dirty Harry epics is that the murders are committed in so outrageous a fashion that the picture seems at times to be a Freddie Krueger vehicle. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:July 13, 1988


Clint Eastwood
as Harry Callahan
Patricia Clarkson
as Samantha Walker
Evan Kim
as Al Quan
Liam Neeson
as Peter Swan
David Hunt
as Harlan Rook
Michael Currie
as Capt. Donnelly
Michael Goodwin
as Lt. Ackerman
Darwin Gillett
as Patrick Snow
Anthony Charnota
as Lou Janero
Charles Martinet
as Police Station Reporter #1
Peter Anthony Jacobs
as Sgt. Holloway
Christopher Beale
Shawn Elliott
as Chester Docksteder
Taylor Gilbert
as Police Station Reporter #2
Patrick Valentino
as Pirate Captain
Louis Giambalvo
as Gus Wheeler
Ronnie Claire Edwards
as Molly Fisher
Stu Klitsher
as Minister
Jim Carrey
as Johnny Squares
John Allen Vick
as Lt. Ruskowski
Nicholas Love
as Jeff Howser
George Orrison
as Embarcadero Bodyguard #1
John X. Heart
as Samantha's Cameraman
Karen Kahn
as T.V. Associate Producer
Craig Hosking
as Helicopter Pilot
Martin Ganapoler
as Reporter at Pier
Maureen McVerry
as Vicky Owens
Glenn Wright
as Detective Hindmark
Ed Hodson
as Paramedic at Elevator
James W. Gavin
as Helicopter Pilot
Kristopher Logan
as Gunman #1
Phyllis Huffman
Lloyd Nelson
as Sgt. Waldman
Marc Alaimo
as Embarcadero Bodyguard #2
Justin Whalin
as Jason
Patrick Van Horn
as Freeway Reporter #2
Melissa Martin
as Pirate Tug Reporter #2


Buddy Van Horn
David Valdes
Steve Sharon
Screen Story
Steve Sharon
Sandy Shaw
Screen Story
Dennis Hackin
Durk Pearson
Screen Story
Durk Pearson
Jack N. Green
Lalo Schifrin
Composer (Music Score)
Edward C. Carfagno
Production Designer
David Valdes
Production Designer
Glenn Wright
Costume Designer
Debby Porter
Phyllis Huffman
Joel Cox
Supervising Editor