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Encyclopedia > Harlan Rook

"Harlan Rook" is a fictional character from the last Dirty Harry film, The Dead Pool, played by actor David Hunt. The Dead Pool (1988) is the fifth and latest film in the Dirty Harry series. ... David Hunt is a British actor who has worked as an actor in both the United Kingdom and the United States. ...


In the film, he is the final antagonist that Dirty Harry ends up facing, when it was revealed that he was the actual Dead Pool Killer. Rook was impersonating film director Peter Swan (Liam Neeson) in an attempt to frame him. According to Swan, Rook was a deranged Swan fanatic, whom desired Peter Swan to direct his film which would be the ultimate low budget horror movie. Due to excessive harassment, Peter Swan put a restraining order on Harlan Rook. From there he began his fatal impersonation of Swan and the Dead Pool game started. Dirty Harry Francis Callahan is a fictional San Francisco Police Department inspector in the films Dirty Harry (1971), Magnum Force (1973), The Enforcer (1976), Sudden Impact (1983), and The Dead Pool (1988). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Not much is known about his past, except that he resided in a mental institution for some time due to suffering from multiple schizophrenia that resulted to a cruel hatred of himself. A character in the movie The Dead Pool states that Rook often impersonated characteristics seen from movie characters, substituting them for his own behavior. The Dead Pool (1988) is the fifth and latest film in the Dirty Harry series. ...


Rook fails to kill Harry Callahan at the climax of the movie, thus settles for reporter Samantha Walker instead. However, Callahan interferes with Rook's plan, and after a brief chase on a Peter Swan movie set, harpoons him with a harpoon gun.


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