The Dead Pool

"Weak"

The Dead Pool Review


The fifth and last of the Dirty Harry movies, The Dead Pool may not be the best in the series, but it's probably the funniest. Thanks to Evan Kim's reluctant "Chinese-American partner," Patricia Clarkson's tough reporter, and Liam Neeson's egomaniacal Brit movie director, The Dead Pool is at least populated with memorable supporting characters. The story -- involving a betting pool involving which San Francisco celebrities are going to die (who then start getting murdered) -- is a bit trite, but at 91 minutes, it doesn't get in the way of lots of old-fashioned shootin'.


The Dead Pool

Facts and Figures

Run time: 91 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 13th July 1988

Budget: $20M

Distributed by: Warner Home Video

Production compaines: Warner Bros. Entertainment, Malpaso Productions

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 52%
Fresh: 14 Rotten: 13

IMDB: 6.3 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer:

Starring: as Insp. Harry Callahan, as Samantha Walker, as Peter Swan, Evan C. Kim as Insp. Al Quan, as Johnny Squares, as Harlan Rook / Ed Butler, as Capt. Donnelly, as Lt. Ackerman, Darwin Gillett as Patrick Snow, Christopher P. Beale as Dist. Atty. Thomas McSherry, John Allen Vick as Lt. Ruskowski, Jeff Richmond as Freeway Reporter #1, Patrick N. Van Horn as Freeway Reporter #2, Sigrid Wurschmidt as Freeway Reporter #3, as Jason, Anthony Charnota as Lou Janero

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