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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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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,790,047 (USA) (7 October 1990)

Gross:

$46,044,400 (USA)
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Steven Seagal asked Jimmy Cliff to perform in the movie. See more »

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When Hatcher shoots Johnny Fingers in the head, there is no blood or hole visible in the first shot, in the next, there is. See more »

Quotes

John Hatcher: You bailed out a Jamaican street named Monkey the other day, I want him. This other piece of shit, Screwface, I want him. I know you're a scumbag and a puke, I don't mind that, but give me what I need and I'll leave here a nice guy. If you don't, I'm gonna fuck you up.
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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 »

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References Torso (1973) See more »

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I Wanna Do Something Freaky To You
Performed by Kenyatta
Written by Leon Haywood
Published by Jim-Edd Music/Mudslide Music
Courtesy of Delicious Vinyls Special Products
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Seagal delivers
13 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

Of Stevens Seagal's movies, this is clearly one of the better. It's from 1990, and that was around his prime time as a action star. ("Under Siege" came two years later). There are a couple of really cool fights in this movie where Seagal handles lots of bad guys without any effort at all. The last part of the movie, where he's invading the Jamaica-man bad guy's base is especially entertaining. In this movie, he has one of the best comments of all his films:"One thought he was immortal, and the other one thought he could fly. Both were wrong". Watch the movie to find out what I'm talking about. You won't regret it if you like easy action.


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