The Dead Pool

The Dead Pool (1988)

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Continuity mistake: When the killer is using the R/C car bomb to follow Harry and his partner; as the R/C car approaches Harry's stopped car, it starts to swerve to the left, as if to go around. However, in the next shot, the R/C car is perfectly straight again, and lined up to go under Harry's car.

Bishop73

Visible crew/equipment: In the radio control car chase scenes over the humpy streets, camera equipment is visible in the rear seat area of the lead car.

Visible crew/equipment: During the climax of the film, when the killer is walking down the dock searching for Calahan, the shadow of the camera man walking behind the killer is visible on the dock throughout the shot.

Visible crew/equipment: When the first car gets blown up by the remote control vehicle, stunt wires are visible coming out of it to aid in the explosion effect.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Callahan is fighting the two bodyguards on the dock, the camera pans down as one falls and its shadow is visible on his back.

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Visible crew/equipment: Near the beginning after they pull Harry's shot up car upright, there is a shot with a bunch of shadows on the vehicle. One of them is the camera operator and you can see the outline of it.

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Revealing mistake: When Harry and Samantha are shot at in the elevator you can see a number of the dark marbles that were used for the effect rolling on the floor.

bobmcdow4984

Capt. Donnelly: 13,453 dollars and 63 cents. That's how much an unmarked squad car costs this department. That's the third goddamned car you trashed this month.
Harry Callahan: Lou Janero.
Capt. Donnelly: What?
Harry Callahan: It's his men who shot up the car, why don't you send him the bill?

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Trivia: Axl Rose, Duff, Slash, and Steven from Guns N' Roses have uncredited cameos in a few scenes.

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Question: At the beginning after Callahan has killed two guys who shot at him, the third is running away. In real life, would he have faced charges for this? The first two were self defense but the 3rd guy was running away. He is not the type of person to deny the shooter was fleeing and not a threat.

The_Iceman

Chosen answer: Under those circumstances, when someone has just committed an extreme act to protect themselves it would be hard to claim that the third shooting was deliberate murder, that he was thinking normally, and that there was no further danger. From Callahan's perspective, he might have believed the shooter was not actually fleeing and still posed a threat if he came back.

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