The Dead Pool

The Dead Pool

Director: Buddy Van Horn Cast: Clint Eastwood, Patricia Clarkson, Evan Kim


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/03/2008
UPC: 0012569818408
Original Release: 1988
Rating: R
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:31:00

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

Cast & Crew

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

Technical Credits
Buddy Van Horn Director
Edward C. Carfagno Production Designer
Richard S. Church Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Diamond Farnsworth Stunts
Jack N. Green Cinematographer
Dennis Hackin Screenwriter
Phyllis Huffman Casting
L. Dean Jones Asst. Director
Durk Pearson Original Story,Screenwriter
Debby Porter Stunts
Douglas Ryan Cinematographer
Lalo Schifrin Score Composer
Steve Sharon Original Story,Screenwriter
Sandy Shaw Original Story
Ronald Spang Editor
David Valdes Producer,Production Designer
Glenn Wright Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Dead Pool
1. Night Credits; New Name [4:43]
2. Ambush [2:17]
3. Under Fire; New Partner [2:59]
4. Movie Macabre [3:33]
5. Deathstyles of the Rich and Famous [2:42]
6. Questioning Swan [3:33]
7. Fan Letteres [1:50]
8. Chinatown explodes [3:22]
9. Sam proposes [1:51]
10. Harry refuses [2:23]
11. Working out; Dead Pool [2:20]
12. Better know the rules, love [2:29]
13. Dinner with Sam [4:43]
14. Elevator encounter [1:54]
15. I don't want to be the news [1:11]
16. Chat with the mailman [3:39]
17. Accursed? [1:45]
18. Murderous criticism [:04]
19. Quan's review [1:52]
20. Blazing moment of fame [2:32]
21. Death on tiny wheels [5:55]
22. In a bad mood [2:51]
23. His bodyguards [1:33]
24. The chase [4:42]
25. Killer identified [6:36]
26. Sam takes the bait [1:30]
27. Playing the game [2:48]
28. Harry on the scene [1:52]
29. Magnum menace [1:31]
30. Rook gets the hook [3:45]

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