The Dead Pool

The Dead Pool
The Dead Pool
  • R
  • 1h 31m
  • 1988
Rotten57%
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Academy Award winner Clint Eastwood returns as Dirty Harry Callahan in this fast-paced action thriller. San Francisco police inspector Harry Callahan's success has earned him celebrity status . . . and someone is killing celebrities. Now Dirty Harry will be the next victim if he doesn't find a serial murderer before he strikes again.

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Rotten57%
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United Press International
Cathy Burke
Fresh

There didn't seem to be anything special in the unraveling of the murder plots in The Dead Pool, b...

June 25, 2017
Common Sense Media
Barbara Shulgasser
Fresh

Violent '80s cop drama with blood and drugs.

June 25, 2017
House Next Door
Odie Henderson
Fresh

It probably wasn't wise for the filmmakers to end Dirty Harry's reign with Eastwood uttering a pos...

June 22, 2017
Cinema Crazed
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Rotten

Feels like one of the lesser exciting Harry Callahan that doesn't exactly send the character with...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Violent '80s cop drama with blood and drugs.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Dead Pool, a 1988 installment in the Dirty Harry series starring Clint Eastwood, is a violent love song to cops who care more about stopping criminals than about playing by the rules. The gory spectacle includes bloody wounds, knifings, shootings, car chases, explosions, a man setting himself on fire, and a man injecting an opiate into his arm and then dying of an overdose. Adults smoke cigarettes and drink wine and beer. Expect to hear "f--k," "s--t," "bastard," "bitch," and "ass." Harry goes to bed with a female reporter, but no sex or body parts are seen.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Action
  • Release Date:July 13, 1988
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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