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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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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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Off the Mark
9 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

The lead actor, Scott Wolf, gives a compelling performance as a detective who believes he will die of a terminal and painful illness. He orders a "hit" on himself from a stranger only to discover the diagnosis was wrong. That would have been a fairly good story, but the rest of the movie falls apart by some rather dumb and nonsensical sub-plots and a poor and ludicrous performance from the grossly over-rated Tim Roth. Do not understand why film-makers when they have an interesting plot spoil it by both over complicating the story line and introducing silly scenes.

5 out of 10.


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