In his 50-plus career, Clint Eastwood has never played a more iconic role than Dirty Harry. Eastwood played San Francisco Police Department Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan in five movies, starting with 1973's Dirty Harry and ending with 1988's The Dead Pool, which is tonight's primetime movie.
In The Dead Pool, fame catches up to Dirty Harry, who discovers he's on the list of a local celebrities who have been mysteriously dying. The movie has quite the supporting cast, including Patricia Clarkson (The Green Mile, Shutter Island), Jim Carrey, and Liam Neeson. The movie also features cameos by the band members of Guns N' Roses. Yes, Slash, Axl Rose, and Co. appear in the funeral scene. Here are some other tidbits from The Dead Pool:
— The movie's body count is 14.
— The only Dirty Harry movie that did not feature the Albert Popwell. The actor played a robber in Dirty Harry, a pimp in Magnum Force, a militant in The Enforcer and Horace King in Sudden Impact.
— Dirty Harry's signature weapon is a Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44 Magnum revolver, which he uses in all of the Dirty Harry movies.
The Dead Pool airs tonight at 7 PM ET/ 4 PM PT. Posted 08.10.12 by Chris