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Marked for Death (1990)

A retired DEA agent is out to hunt down and take out a Jamaican drug posse that has targeted he and his family for murder.

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Chicago DEA agent John Hatcher has just returned from Colombia, where his partner was killed in the line of duty by a drug dealer who has since been taken down. As a result of his partner's death, John has decided to retire, but his retirement may not be permanent. On the next day, after reuniting with his sister Melissa and Melissa's daughter Tracy, John gets into a shootout against a Jamaican drug kingpin known as Screwface, taking down some of Screwface's men. John brings himself out of retirement when Screwface retaliates by attempting to kill Melissa and Tracy. After the shooting, John is reunited with two old friends - a local high school football coach named Max, and a Jamaican Chicago cop named Charles. John and Max set out to hunt Screwface down, only to discover that Screwface has gone back to Jamaica. John and Max take Charles with them to Jamaica for an all out war against Screwface and his drug empire. Written by Todd Baldridge <sandib@eastky.com>

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drugs | jamaican | dea | jamaica | murder | See All (154) »

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In Above the Law, he got tough; In Hard to Kill, he got even; Now the man with the short fuse is... Marked For Death See more »


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5 October 1990 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,790,047, 7 October 1990

Gross USA:

$46,044,400

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,968,936
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Steven Seagal's first film released by a studio other than Warner Brothers. See more »

Goofs

During the car chase through the outdoor restaurant tables, food splatters across the villains' windshield but in the next shot it's completely clean. See more »

Quotes

Screwface: Hey, where Nesta man?
Nago: [whispers in his ear] Nesta and Jimmy Fingers are dead at the hotel.
Screwface: Nesta dead. Who do it? White boy, Hatcher?
[Nago nodes head]
Screwface: [Screwface throws table up and hits gang member with table leg]
Screwface: I want Hatcher dead! I want his family dead! And if you can't kill him, I go kill him!... and then I'm gonna kill you!
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Crazy Credits

The posse phenomenon is estimated to be a fraction of one percent of the Jamaican population and should not detract from their country or the contributions Jamaicans have made to this country. See more »

Connections

Edited into Malevolent (2002) See more »

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John Crow
Performed by Jimmy Cliff, Steven Seagal and the Oneness Band
Written by Jimmy Cliff and Steven Seagal
Published by Steamroller Music/Lilbert Music
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A Segal film from the old school
29 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

You can split Segal films into 2 categories, the early stuff (Hard To Kill, Nico) and the later stuff (Fire Down Below, Today You Die). The latter group doesn't usually even get to the cinema but the former has some real action gems. Marked for death is one of them.

This film has loads of martial arts, Yardies, drugs, black magic, Drive by shootings, people dressed like Aswad, and the big black guy from platoon who escapes from the shootout at the end by getting rotated back to America. One of the things that ruins Segal films is having too much shooting and not enough fighting, But the action is pitched just right here, with still enough shooting thrown in to spice it up. The guys playing the Yardies are fantastic and the dialogue is second to none, in fact for those IDM fans out there Luke Vibert sampled some in 'screwface'. Other than Segal and the platoon guy the only person I recognised was Danny Trejo, Hollywoods default Mexican criminal. This is an action classic folks, watch it or Screwface will give you a thousand deaths worse than mine.


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