The Dead Pool

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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Trivia: When Jim Carrey auditioned for the film, he did not do any scenes from it. He did his Las Vegas Elvis show. Eastwood and others in the room could not stop laughing.

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Trivia: Members of the band Guns N Roses appear in this film. They're visible in the funeral scene, and they are working on the boat when the director fires the man. Slash, the band's guitarist, is the one who fires the harpoon through the window.

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Trivia: This is the only movie in the "Dirty Harry" series not to feature Albert Popwell, an actor who had played a different character in each of the previous four movies. He was unavailable due to a scheduling conflict.

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

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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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.

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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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