Written by Mr. Mouseburger 7th Apr 2007
Kindly submitted by commanderblue
Harlan Rook is an obsessive-gone-crazy fanatic of director Peter Swan, and has been killing off people that were on Swan's "dead pool" list. The jig is up though as Callahan has discovered he is the real murderer. The showdown is at a dockside film set for the latest Peter Swan blockbuster. Rook, has, for added insurance, kidnapped Samantha Walker, a local reporter. They are in a warehouse and Rook starts to threaten her with a knife.
Harry enters the warehouse where Samantha is held hostage but Rook orders Harry to drop his .44 Magnum and kick it over to him or he will kill her. Harry obliges, but while Rook is distracted, Samantha escapes. Harry finds her and the two flee from Rook, who has by this point managed to pick up Harry's handgun.
Samantha hides in a room and Harry finds a way out of the warehouse with Rook hot on his tail. Running towards the pier, which is another location of a movie set, Harry hides as the fog and steam rises. Rook has already fired 6 shots from the gun as he desperately tries to find Callahan and as he approaches the end of the pier, he sees a little brown shack, which Rook assumes Harry is inside of.
Rook orders Harry to come out, knowing there is no way for Callahan to escape. However, he is surprised when he hears Harry's voice come out of nowhere. Frantically glancing around, Callahan comes towards Rook out of the mist with an unnecessarily large harpoon gun in his hands. Now, given that this is a movie set, you would expect all the props to be completely harmless, but not so.
"You're outta bullets and you know what that means. You're shit outta luck." taunts Harry, and he fires the harpoon gun directly to Rook. Rook screams as he is impaled and sent flying back to the shack where the harpoon embeds itself deep in the wall. With unerring accuracy, the police arrive moments after they are really needed and they ask where Rook is.
This is the Hollywood equivalent of setting up a comedian to deliver a punchline, and sure enough, Eastwood does not disappoint as he coolly says "He's hangin' out back there."