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Marked for Death (1990)

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A retired DEA agent is out to hunt down and take out a Jamaican drug posse that has targeted he and his family for murder.

Director:

Dwight H. Little

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... John Hatcher
Basil Wallace ... Screwface
Keith David ... Max
Tom Wright ... Charles
Joanna Pacula ... Leslie
Elizabeth Gracen ... Melissa
Bette Ford ... Kate Hatcher
Danielle Harris ... Tracey
Al Israel ... Tito Barco
Arlen Dean Snyder ... Duvall
Victor Romero Evans Victor Romero Evans ... Nesta
Michael Ralph ... Monkey
Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter ... Nago
Tony DiBenedetto Tony DiBenedetto ... Jimmy Fingers
Kevin Dunn ... Lt. Sal Roselli
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Storyline

Chicago DEA agent John Hatcher has just returned from Colombia, where his partner was killed in the line of duty by a drug dealer who has since been taken down. As a result of his partner's death, John has decided to retire, but his retirement may not be permanent. On the next day, after reuniting with his sister Melissa and Melissa's daughter Tracy, John gets into a shootout against a Jamaican drug kingpin known as Screwface, taking down some of Screwface's men. John brings himself out of retirement when Screwface retaliates by attempting to kill Melissa and Tracy. After the shooting, John is reunited with two old friends - a local high school football coach named Max, and a Jamaican Chicago cop named Charles. John and Max set out to hunt Screwface down, only to discover that Screwface has gone back to Jamaica. John and Max take Charles with them to Jamaica for an all out war against Screwface and his drug empire. Written by Todd Baldridge <sandib@eastky.com>

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He's a good cop. In a bad mood. See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

Dwight H. Little cast Joanna Pacula because of her performance in Gorky Park (1983). See more »

Goofs

In the final scene, Hatch is seen carrying a body toward the camera with the feet on Hatch's left, head on his right. The scene cuts to show Hatch from behind and the body has instantly changed orientation with head and feet switched the other way. See more »

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John Hatcher: God made men.
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Crazy Credits

The posse phenomenon is estimated to be a fraction of one percent of the Jamaican population and should not detract from their country or the contributions Jamaicans have made to this country. See more »

Alternate Versions

Prior to 2013, all UK versions were cut for an 18 rating with edits to an eye gouging, a back break, a neck break and arm breaking scenes. The uncut version was passed with a 15 rating in 2013. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Overkills (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Domino
Performed by Masters of Reality
Written by Christopher Allen Goss (as Chris Goss) and Tim Harrington
Published by Mudslide Music/Victor & Grais Music
Courtesy of Delicious Vinyls Special Products
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One of Seagal's finest
22 July 2000 | by w.w.screwfaceSee all my reviews

I cannot believe this film got such bad ratings as it is one of my favourite action flicks of all time. Marked for Death has Steven Seagal playing John Hatcher a cop whose out for revenge against a gang of Jamaican drug dealers. The film has some terrific action sequences and set pieces, example being the shopping centre fight which really showcases Seagal's talents. This has excellent pacing as well as good location shoots. The score for Marked for Death is amazing, suiting the film so well, giving it the right sinister kind of atmosphere. The voodoo elements were cool, Screwface has to be one of the best villains and the twist at the end is unexpected. The violence in the uncut version is some of the most brutally realistic you can find in a mainstream action flick, with Seagal snapping bones as if they were twigs. Be warned though, like most of Seagal's films, in the U.K Marked for Death was cut badly by the censors so nearly all of the bone breaking violence is now gone, leaving just a standard badly edited action film. If you want to see the real power of Marked for Death then you would be advised get your hands on the uncut versions somehow. The only minor flaw with this film is that the beginning in Mexico is a little ropey, but apart from that the only Seagal flick that Warner bros didn't make but Fox did, deserves a place next to Under Seige 2 as being one of my favourite Steven Seagal films.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Screwface See more »

Filming Locations:

Pasadena, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,790,047, 8 October 1990

Gross USA:

$46,044,396

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,968,936
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (4 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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