The Dead Pool

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.

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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.

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Harry Callahan: Oh you can set yourself into a bonfire and we'll break out the marshmallows and the weenies but you ain't gonna be on News at Eleven.

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Trivia: When the film was released, Axl Rose told the crowd at Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA, on 27th July 1988, not to waste their money and see "The Dead Pool," despite being in the film. Confirmable by listening to the show.

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Question: Liam Neeson says he needed Johnny Squares as "a video tie-in." What does he mean by this? How does a music video help a film or vice versa?

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Chosen answer: MTV was extremely popular in 1988, especially with the young demographic his film was intended for. Having a music video tie-in would increase the film's exposure as well as its potential box office performance.

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