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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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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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Amazing Grace
Music by David Ashley White
Words by John Newton
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bit slow,bit confused but good entertaining thriller!
5 November 1998 | by (david macdowell uk) – See all my reviews

Having watched numerous Charlie Sheen movies, and seen more or less the same type of performances from him in each one, I was not expecting this. Charlie Sheen manages to pull off quite a watchable performance as James Magregor, a weary but hardened cop, who goes to Glasgow for some light relief from his lifestyle...?....The film itself was quite slow, but the choice of location and the addition of a few smaller actors who are barely recognisable from other films, made the look of the film quite arthouse and cult-like compared with most of Sheen's other film work. There is a lot of use of the steady-cam, which at times becomes an annoyance,but it doesn't detract from the film The director really seems to capture the tension and fear in the film, and for a film that was shot entirely in twelve days with a mostly unknown cast, that aint bad. Overall, good thriller with some great support from the excellently cast unknowns! A must see for Sheen fans!


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