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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Romero Evans ...
Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter ...
Tony DiBenedetto ...
Lt. Sal Roselli


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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Plot Keywords:

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


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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Release Date:

5 October 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Screwface  »

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Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,790,047, 7 October 1990

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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(4 channels)


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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Steven Seagal said in an interview that Hatcher's final takedown of Screwface was his favourite onscreen kill of his own. See more »


When the Jamaicans in the BMW make the jump out of the park, the car lands and its left rear wheel is bent up. For the rest of the chase, it's undamaged. See more »


John Hatcher: God made men.
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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 »


Referenced in Wedlock (1991) See more »


En La Casa
Performed by Mellow Man Ace
Written by Mellow Man Ace (as Sergio Reyes), Jeffrey Fortson, Michael Ross
Published by White Music/Word Life Music
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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No superior force can dash Seagal's style...
4 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

In 'Marked for Death,' Seagal is simply a retired undercover troubleshooter for the DEA who moves back to his home town ignoring that Jamaican drug pushers known as posses are invading his old neighborhood... He sees his little niece hit after a shootout, and later his sister almost sacrificed in a voodoo ceremony...

Torture and maiming are posse trademarks and posse gunmen are said to prefer shooting their victims in public... Seagal never gives up and never loses his temper... He lets his actions speak for him... He perfectly knows that he has to strike the root in order to stop the evil-doers... He has to destroy their system, and kill their supreme leader... Otherwise they will never stop until he and his family are dead...

Seagal is steely eyed and calm yet quick on the trigger, skillful with the use of sword, and no superior force can dash his style... However, it is not just his talent as a martial-arts champ that has attracted his growing legion of fans but his enigmatic charisma...

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