Dirty Harry 5: The Dead Pool


A fire that claimed three lives

in a South Bay warehouse yesterday...

... is believed to have been

deliberately set.

South Bay has been plagued

by a series of fires...

... all of a similar nature.

Authorities believe

arson is involved.

They have no suspects at this time.

Jazz composer Edward Barla was

eulogized today in a private ceremony.

Barla was best known for the tunes

"Midnight Hearts" and "Just For You."

Edward Barla, dead at the age of 56.

The murder trial of Lou Janero ended

today. Samantha Walker has the story.

After four days of deliberation...

... the jury found Lou Janero guilty

of the murder of Paul Cirela.

Cirela, part of Janero's organization,

was set to testify against Janero...

... in an upcoming trial on charges

of bookmaking and tax evasion.

Assistant D.A., Thomas McSherry,

credited Inspector Harry Callahan...

... for his part in the successful

prosecution of Lou Janero.

A great deal of the credit

should go to Inspector Callahan.

He put Lou Janero out of business.

The inspector's evidence not only

implicated Janero in the murder...

... but also provided the means to file

additional charges against Janero...

... for bookmaking

and illegal gambling.

I'm Samantha Walker for Channel 8.

Back to you, Pat.

Get off my ass.

He's going.

Did you recognize

any of the attackers?

Is this attack connected to your

testimony at the Janero trial?

Has Janero put out a contract

on your life?

Were these Janero's men?

Have you received death threats?

Has the department offered

any extra protection?

The department will issue

a complete statement...

...as soon as we've conducted

our own investigation.


That's how much

an unmarked squad car costs.

That's the third car

you've trashed this month.

- Lou Janero.

- What?

His men shot up the car.

Send him the bill.

Very funny.

See how funny it is behind a desk,

because you're off the street.

All this for a car?

At Lieutenant Ackerman's request.

The chief approved.

It's for your own good.

- If you think I'm gonna...

- Just until we handle Janero.

He may be in prison, but it's clear

he's calling the shots. Literally.

Can't have our newest hero turned to

Swiss cheese before the commendation.

See? You're getting a commendation.


It's time we took advantage

of the press you're getting.

How do you propose to do that?

It's my opinion that you should

work with me in public relations.

Opinions are like a**holes.

Everybody has one.

You don't realize what you've done

for the department's image.

You just put a major

crime figure in prison.

You've got an extremely high

visibility right now.

And for once, it's positive.

You know what that means

in terms of recruitment?

Look at this.

Look at this copy we're getting.

We've never been

this swamped for interviews.

I'm not some dog-and-pony act.

It's important we maximize your public

relations value while we can.

Getting close and personal

with reporters isn't my job.

Your job is to promote the department.

How positive would it be

if I resigned...


Don't misunderstand me.

Harry, all I'm asking for

is a little cooperation.

All right, we don't have to pull you

off the street completely.

If you'd just be more cooperative

with the press.

Anything else?


Quan, will you come in here?

Quan's moving over from the youth gang

task force to Homicide.

Good, Homicide can always use a cop

with Al's experience.

I'm glad you agree.

If you want to stay on the street,

you take Quan to watch your back.

- Now hold on.

- That's final.

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Harry Julian Fink

Harry Julian Fink (July 7, 1923 – August 8, 2001) was an American television and film writer known for Have Gun – Will Travel and as one of the writers who created Dirty Harry.Fink wrote for various television shows in the 1950s and 1960s, and also created several, including NBC's T.H.E. Cat, starring Robert Loggia, and Tate starring David McLean. His first film work was the 1965 Sam Peckinpah film Major Dundee. He also worked on Ice Station Zebra, and, with R. M. Fink, Big Jake, Dirty Harry and Cahill U.S. Marshal. more…

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