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Postmortem (I) (1998)

 -  Thriller  -  20 June 1998 (Japan)
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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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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
Dave Anderson ...
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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Anangelia fonou  »

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The film was shot in 10 days, of which Charlie Sheen worked 6. See more »

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Gwen Turner: Make us look stupid, McGregor...
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McGregor's Lament
Music by Anthony Riparetti (as Tony Riparetti)
Words by Paul Kein and Mary Murphy
Performed by Mary Murphy
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Sluggish thriller.
1 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

Albert Pyun's directing seems to be improving with age. This is a perfectly respectable thriller, a movie that you would hesitate to call "inept" in any way - unless of course you're a personal enemy of Pyun's. However, it's also a bit too long and sluggish, and not as exciting as it should be. It jumps to life only occasionally (mainly in the chase scenes). Charlie Sheen is not very convincing as a boozing, worn-out, depressed yet brilliant writer/ex-detective; he's both too young and too clean-cut for such a role. (*1/2)


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