The Dead Pool – 1988

The Dead Pool - Clint Eastwood Movies


Dirty Harry Callahan must stop a sick secret contest to murder local celebrities, which includes himself as a target.



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The Dead Pool - Clint Eastwood Movies

Cast (first billed)

  • Clint Eastwood – Harry Callahan
  • Patricia Clarkson – Samantha Walker
  • Liam Neeson – Peter Swan
  • Evan C. Kim – Al Quan


  • Buddy Van Horn


Dirty Harry Callahan investigates and strange game in which individuals bet on who will be the next celebrity to die. The game gets more serious for Dirty Harry when he becomes the next bet.

Critical Reception

“The film is smart, quick, and made with real wit. It’s never just a crude action movie, bludgeoning us with violence. It’s self-aware, it knows who Dirty Harry is and how we react to him, and it has fun with its intelligence. Also, of course, it bludgeons us with violence.” – Chicago Sun-Times – Roger Ebert

“The Dead Pool isn’t the best and brightest of the Dirty Harry films, either, but just as invincible. It’s possible that Clint Eastwood and crew are just enjoying a bit of self-mockery with this one.” – Variety – Staff (Not Credited)

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