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Postmortem (I) (1998)

R  |   |  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 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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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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Signs of life
15 July 2000 | by (Edmonton AB Canada) – See all my reviews

This was a nice try at doing something different from the typical American serial killer flick but unfortunately it ended up being only the setting that changed. Its a pity that in true Hollywood tradition an American had to show the Scottish police how to solve the murder (yawn). Not only that but the makers of this drama had Scottish actors speaking in American idioms. This might go down well in the mid west but anyone from Scotland will probably squirm a few times.

The acting is not too bad, but Sheen mumbles his lines and Ivana Milicevic's Scottish accent sometimes drifts into the mid Atlantic. Having said all that though I certainly enjoyed the film and was happy that in choice of actors and setting there had at least been an attempt to move away from the formula serial killer movie.


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