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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Wood ...
Dr. Dan Kilbannon
Det. Birch
Det. Middlestat
Officer Jim Fields
Danielle Mason ...
Laurie Meyers
Capt. Berman
Det. Chris Ricks
John Harrett / Frank Dwyer
Rhonda Overby ...
Wendy Grantham ...
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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.


Drama | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

10 October 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Killing Emmett Young  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


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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This is GOOD.
10 July 2007 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Screw what anyone says about movies where everything is not about action, 'cause this is a very very good film. I don't know the first thing about what a good cameraman is supposed to do or what good special effects are (if there even are in this one), but I look at the big picture and that must count for something. The acting is good, natural, down to earth, the atmosphere is a bit cold, distant and autistic. But that made the whole movie worth watching it, I thought, and the absence (finally!) of any wild romance or crazy love made it a big Hansaplast on a bleeding wound. Really. If you have lost hope in Hollywood, see this.

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