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Emmett's Mark (2002)

In order to avoid the debilitating effects of a terminal illness, a young detective orders a hit on himself.

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Emmett Young
Greg Wood ...
Dr. Dan Kilbannon
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Det. Birch
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Det. Middlestat
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Officer Jim Fields
Danielle Mason ...
Laurie Meyers
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Capt. Berman
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Det. Chris Ricks
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Francine
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Sarah
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John Harrett / Frank Dwyer
Rhonda Overby ...
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Young Officer In Records
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Suzanne
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In the Philadelphia police department, Emmett Young is a hotshot, a workaholic newly promoted to homicide. He learns he has a disease that will soon kill him painfully, so he hires a stranger to arrange his own death. With one eye on the calendar (he's allowed a few days' grace before his murder), he pursues a final case, the serial killing of young women. Emmett develops a profile of the assailant. Meanwhile, his fixer hires an ex-cop to kill Emmett, a lonely security guard whom the fixer taunts and belittles. In this limited time, can Emmett sort out what's important? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Detective Young has 3 days to solve a brutal murder... His own.

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Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »
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9 May 2002 (USA)  »

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Killing Emmett Young  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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The CD album that 'Tim Roth''s character picks up at the record store is "Summer Of Love" by Love Seed Mama Jump- one of the band's members is the movie director's cousins. See more »

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When they are in the alley, his female partner says "there's no wallet, we've got to call missing persons and let them know we've got a John Doe". The whole time her mouth is closed. See more »

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References Se7en (1995) See more »

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Lacks focus, but packs punch
14 April 2002 | by (united states) – See all my reviews

Just saw this film at its world premiere in Philadelphia. I thought it was beautifully shot (wait till you see the shot of Roth in the closet), nicely directed (that closet shot again), and impressively acted (even Scott Wolf) but the story seemed a little unfocused, even cliched at times. There was a subplot involving a murder investigation that was never given the attention it should have received. And there is a certain extremely cliche plot-twist about midway through the film that should have been eliminated in the writing stages. On the other hand, both Wolf's and Roth's characters were well-written, each receiving a nice amount of screentime to showcase their characters' depth. Overall, this was a solid, above average drama/thriller. And with today's lack of quality films, that's a huge compliment.


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