The Dead Pool (1988)

Buddy Van Horn directs Clint Eastwood, Liam Neeson and Patricia Clarkson in this action thriller where the trigger happy cop investigates a series of celebrity murders.

Dirty Harry’s last hurrah. Notable more for the sheer amount of before they were famous faces lurking around the smaller roles. Jim Carrey as a junkie rock star (not holding back on the gurning one iota). Guns N Roses as funeral guests. The action is haphazardly plotted but chaotic in the moment. It features a ludicrous chase between Harry and a explosive remote control car. Clint at least has nice chemistry with Clarkson. Lethal Weapon and Die Hard had been released by this point of the Eighties. This tired, now brainless, format had had its day.

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