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Marked for Death (1990)

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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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Max
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Charles
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Leslie
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Melissa
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Kate Hatcher
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Tracey
Al Israel ...
Tito Barco
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Duvall
Victor Romero Evans ...
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Monkey
Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter ...
Nago
Tony DiBenedetto ...
Jimmy Fingers
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Lt. Sal Roselli
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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 (153) »

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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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Screwface  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$46,044,400 (USA)
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Trivia

Michael Grais read a news story about Jamaican drug gangs taking over American suburbs. That story gave him the idea for the film. See more »

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In the drive-by scene at Hatcher's house you can see the squibs and grey duct tape on the door as he is closing it from the inside. See more »

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Screwface: I want you to meet my sister, Goddess of Fire.
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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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Referenced in Micmacs (2009) 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
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One of Steve's finest
11 August 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Okay, that may not sound much, but after seeing Segal's recent outings I can look back at films like this with a certain nostalgia. This was made back in the day when Segal was in shape, did his own fight scenes and the film makers in question didn't have to resort to using lame CGI and camera tricks during action scenes. It has an edge that is just lost in these hideous later outings (the kind where an overweight, 54 year old man jumps from a moving train with 2 pistols and wipes out a squad of heavily armed thugs).

This time Segal is under the guise of DEA agent John Hatcher. He "retires" from the job shortly after loosing one of his colleagues in a deal gone wrong. Hatcher goes to visit his sister and niece to try and 'find his old self', whilst visiting he also encounters an old friend and military partner Max(Keith David). Hatcher and Max soon run into a bunch of ruthless Jamaican drug dealers who have moved in on the area, and their voodoo practising leader SCREWFACE...

Que violence galore!!

Expect bone breaking violence from this film, as Hatcher and Co. shoot, beat and tackle their way through the posse in order to save Hatcher and his family's lives-who have been "marked for death" by the gang. I would say this is one of Segal's most violent movies, and that is saying something.


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