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Marked Man (1996)

Frank, an auto mechanic, witnesses the love of his life's demise at the hands of a drunk driver. Frank lets loose his rage, and kills the man. He then goes to prison, where he is framed for... See full summary »

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Frank Gibson
Jane Wheeler ...
Kate Gallagher
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Vince Mallick
Chris Bolton ...
Andy Gibson
Alina Thompson ...
Sylvia Elkins
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Ray
Chip Chuipka ...
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Lisa Elkins
David Nichols ...
Harvey Elkins
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Frank, an auto mechanic, witnesses the love of his life's demise at the hands of a drunk driver. Frank lets loose his rage, and kills the man. He then goes to prison, where he is framed for the murder of a fellow inmate. Frank sees escape as the only possible way to find out all the answers in the convoluted plot to kill that inmate, and find the proof to convict the true killers. Written by Sean Kilby <gestalt@ix.netcom.com>

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21 January 1997 (USA)  »

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Vince Mallick: You wouldn't know perfect if it jumped up and bit you on the ass.
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You Just Won't Go Away
Lyrics by Brooke Ramel & Wendy Lebel
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Cheap action flick
15 March 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A short and simple slice of action hokum starring wrestler-turned-actor Roddy Piper (THEY LIVE). MARKED MAN is an entirely predictable slice of B-movie nonsense in which Piper is sent to prison through no fault of his own, only to uncover a sinister conspiracy which leads to his escape. From that point on, he finds himself a marked man, pursued by both the authorities and a murderous gang.

This cheap Canadian production doesn't have much to offer even the seasoned veteran of action fare. Piper gives a standard (read: wooden) performance with little of the natural charisma he displayed in THEY LIVE (which I assume must be his finest hour). The supporting cast are undistinguished, aside from a welcome role for former star Miles O'Keeffe (ATOR, THE FIGHTING EAGLE) as the chief villain.

The fight scenes occur with a relentless inevitability, but none of them are particularly exciting, although to be fair it's hard to go wrong with a fast-paced storyline like this film has, so it's not too difficult a watch...just not a very satisfying one either.


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