18 certificateThe Dead Pool is a Film programme that first aired in 1988 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

The Dead Pool is a 3 star programme

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The Dead Pool (1988)

Directed by
Buddy Van Horn

Ace San Francisco detective Inspector 'Dirty' Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) comes up against British horror film director Peter Swan (Neeson), who's filming a video for drug addict rock star Johnny Squares (Jim Carrey). Swan plays out a game with his crew known as "The Dead Pool", where they each choose a set of 10 celebrities who they think will die before the game ends. But this isn't a game: the people on Peter's list really are dying under mysterious circumstances.

The makers of The Dead Pool had a little local difficulty to overcome before shooting began. When location filming around San Francisco was first proposed, several prominent citizens protested on the grounds that Harry Callahan was not a good representative of the community. Look out for a cameo by members of Guns 'N Roses, who appear in the funeral sequence. Their song Welcome to the Jungle is used in the film.

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Genre: Film

Production Year: 1988

3/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood...Insp. 'Dirty' Harry Callahan
Image for Patricia ClarksonPatricia Clarkson...Samantha 'Sam' Walker
Image for Liam NeesonLiam Neeson...Peter Swan
Evan C. Kim...Insp. Al Quan
David Hunt...Harlan Rook/Ed Butler
Michael Currie...Capt. Donnelly
Michael Goodwin...Lt. Ackerman
Darwin Gillett...Patrick Snow
Anthony Charnota...Lou Janero
Christopher P. Beale...Dist. Atty. Thomas McSherry
John Allen Vick...Lt. Ruskowski
Jeff Richmond...Reporter
Patrick Van Horn...Reporter
Sigrid Wurschmidt...Reporter
Image for Jim CarreyJim Carrey...Johnny Squares