The Dead Pool [Deluxe Edition] [DVD] [1988]

  • SKU: 8801488
  • Release Date: 06/03/2008
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

Special Features


  • Commentary by David Valdes and Jack N. Green - The Producer and Cinematographer recall the challenges of returning to Harry's San Francisco environs for this final Callahan caper
  • New Featurette The Craft of Dirty Harry - Profiling the Cinematographers, editors, musicians, production designers and other talents throughout the 5-movie series
  • Dirty Harry Movies trailer gallery

Synopsis


The Dead Pool
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

Cast & Crew


  • Clint Eastwood
    Clint Eastwood - Harry Callahan
  • Patricia Clarkson
    Patricia Clarkson - Samantha Walker
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    Evan Kim - Al Quan
  • Liam Neeson
    Liam Neeson - Peter Swan
  • Michael Currie
    Michael Currie - Capt. Donnelly



Overall customer rating

4.7
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but least favorite of the Dirty Harry films

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    CKCSWHFFAN
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    After 1983's "Sudden Impact" my favorite of the 5 films with Clint directing I guess Warner Brothers just wanted a film to make money no matter what. My least favorite of the films. Clint no problem, in normal, fine form as Harry. Another shoot out in a restaurant robbery, I think they got that idea from what 1983 film? Poor script decision, stealing an idea from the previous film. The shortest of the 5 films as well. Good to see Liam in 1 of his first roles. Now, my ABSOLUTE favorite part of this film. Seeing Carrey (Mr. Make A Face) in 1 of his 1st film roles & his character becoming the first victim of "The Dead Pool". Welcome to the Jungle 1 of the 2 Guns N Roses songs I like used twice in the film. After Clint directed "Sudden Impact" you could tell this was just a slam together to make money since the quality was not there, the style. The scenes with Harry & latest partner Al working out & running. Why? Did NOT cut it. The prison bit with Harry confronting the gangster out to get him with the threat the fellow HUGE convict will hurt him if he does not stop. Enjoyed that bit. Good to see some extras on the DVD. BUT, for a Deluxe Edition, no chapter search list. As stated, the least favorite of the 5 films. Just does not stand up to the original or #4.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    routine but fun

    Posted
    prlwctd

    The fifth (last?) Dirty Harry movie sees Harry tracking a killer of celebrities, all of whom had been placed on the title list in the possession of a number of suspects. The plot thickens when Harry's name appears on the list. Then-unknowns Jim Carrey, Liam Nesson, & Patricia Clarkson have memorable appearances as an early victim, a suspect, & a reporter who becomes involved with Harry, respectively. This is perhaps the most routine film of the series, but it's still watchable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dirty Harry!

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    PigtailDebi
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    Love Dirty Harry! This is another great movie from Clint Eastwood. I actually bought this because Guns n Roses is in it. Worth buying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dirty Harry at his best

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    rawone1
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    The last installment of Dirty Harry comes across with the same and better character in Harry Calahan. It's a good round out to the series.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic movie at a great price.

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    BillinPlacentia
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    Classic movie at a great price and quick delivery. Very happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Classic Movie

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    pinkfloyd1967
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    another outstanding movie with Clint Eastwood. a must see.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dirty Harry

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    Viewer
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    One of the best of Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry Collection

    I would recommend this to a friend



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