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Emmett's Mark (2002)

R  |   |  Drama, Crime, Thriller  |  10 October 2002 (USA)
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In order to avoid the debilitating effects of a terminal illness, a young detective orders a hit on himself.

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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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John Harrett / Frank Dwyer
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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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10 October 2002 (USA)  »

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Killing Emmett Young  »

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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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About 22 minutes in, Emmett is reading a report when he gets a nosebleed. He is reading 'tears on vaginal tissue caused by forced object' a drop of blood clearly falls on the 'obj' of object. In the next shot it has magically moved to just above the 'd' and 'ob' of 'forced object'. See more »

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A great thriller with a dark edge
2 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story follows Detective Emmett Young who finds out that due to a sudden and very rare disease his death will be very soon and very unpleasant. He soon meets someone who offers him a way out. He then puts out a hit on himself that is sent to a former police man and now security guard (Tim Roth). Emmett Young is soon met with another challenge of finding a violent serial killer/rapist within the time of his hit. The story unfolds perfectly with some great character study. From start to finish the story is bleak and dark which blends perfectly with the over all theme. The story also has a surprising and unsettling twist in the middle which gives the movie more tension and well as adds to the protagonists struggles. The use of dialog throughout the story helps set the mood as well as give the audience a truthful look at the 3 main characters. We see what exactly separates Emmett Young from his assassin as well as what can drive someone to make the choice to kill another person. Tim Roth gives a brilliant and chilling performance as a broken former cop who has more reason to kill than just money. Anyone who likes smart story telling as well as fine character performances will enjoy Killing Emmett Young.


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