This week on Alcohollywood, we’re delving into the world of Dirty Harry with his fifth, final and most unfortunate installment, The Dead Pool! Join hard-boiled detective Harry Callahan (a rapidly aging and crotchety Clint Eastwood) and his new Asian sidekick as they solve a series of murders related to a betting pool called The Dead Pool.
Along the way, enjoy early roles from Patricia Clarkson (as Harry’s reporter love interest), Liam Neeson (as an effete British director/prime suspect) and Jim Carrey (as a strung-out rock star who becomes one of the killer’s first victims). This cop movie is mired in 80s excess, and a creaky Clint Eastwood; luckily, however, we’ve got the drink and the rules to get you through it – take a listen and hear our thoughts!
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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Sudden Magnum Pool Enforcer
1 part Cointreau
1 part apple juice
2 parts black coffee
1 tbsp. caramel syrup
dash, cayenne pepper
Combine; if served hot, stir. If served cold, shake.
DRINKING RULES FOR THE DEAD POOL:
- Every time someone fires a gun
- Any timea character prefaces someone’s name with their title or position
- Whenever someone says the words “Dead Pool”
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Dirty Harry (Clint Eastwood) says “I’ll kick your ass so hard you’ll have to unbutton your collar to shit!”
Join us next week for a double dose of parkour, as we trundle through the dystopian French action films District B13 and District B13: Ultimatum!