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Postmortem (1998)

The only thing James wants is to remain away from Scotland. One day, however, he receives a fax, a printout of an unknown person's obituary. The next day, he is charged and arrested for the murder of this person.

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James McGregor (as Charles Sheen)
Michael Halsey ...
Det. Insp. Balantine
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Gwen Turner
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George Statler - Jr.
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Wallace
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Capt. Moore
Stephen Docherty ...
Leo
Leigh Biagi ...
Jane St. John
Phil McCall ...
George Statler - Sr.
John Yule ...
Maddie
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Theodore Symes
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Mr. McCormack
Sandy Welch ...
Homeless Man
David Walker ...
David Corey
Zuleika Shaw ...
Cheryl Miller
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The only thing James wants is to remain away from Scotland. One day, however, he receives a fax, a printout of an unknown person's obituary. The next day, he is charged and arrested for the murder of this person.

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The only way to trap a serial killer is to know what he feels, what he thinks, and when he'll strike...again.

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Rated R for disturbing violence with related nudity, and for language | See all certifications »
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20 June 1998 (Japan)  »

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Anangelia fonou  »

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The film was shot in Glasgow in 1997. Numerous local stories have materialized since then, particularly that, at one point during production, Charlie Sheen demanded to visit Easterhouse, one of Glasgow's toughest areas at the time, to obtain drugs, and asked for a gun in order to protect himself. See more »

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James McGregor: [giving cigarette to man who's given him information] Keep it.
Homeless Man: Ah, cheers... you're a sojer!
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The Flowers of the Forest
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Performed by Gary Lewis
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Mediocre serial killer stuff
2 February 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

In "Postmortem", Sheen plays a burnt out ex homicide detective from San Francisco who, while hiding from his past in Scotland and booze, gets caught up in a serial killer mystery. The flick is okay artistically though at times so ponderously morose and dark as to have the appearance of an old Frankenstein flick. Sheen wears out the one serious expression in his repertoire of nuanced visages; taught lipped and frowning. The flick doesn't quite make it over the bar on major plot issues such as the spent cop dealing with demons; the investigation becomes a bit convoluted; and the ending is predictable, anticlimactic, and could have been better. Etc. Nonetheless, "Postmortem" makes for an okay watch for Sheen fans, serial killers, and the idle with an appetite for macabre stuff.


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