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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.

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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 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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Taglines:

In Above the Law, he got tough; In Hard to Kill, he got even; Now the man with the short fuse is... Marked For Death See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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, 7 October 1990

Gross USA:

$46,044,400

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,968,936
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (4 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The theatrical trailer uses Sylvester Levay's score from 'Cobra (1986). See more »

Goofs

When John and Max are chasing the Jamaicans in the BMW through the park as the Jamaicans car jumps off the ground out of the park you can see a bunch of on lookers of people watching the scene being film, you can also see them when Johns car makes the jump out of the park. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Fingers: I'll fuckin' sell anything to anybody, Hatcher, except you, man, I wouldn't sell you the sweat off my balls.
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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

Swedish DVD is heavily cut, all violent scenes are shortened, especially when Hatcher breaks screwface's back and Hatcher pushing his thumbs into screwface's eyes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Wedlock (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Rebel In Me
Performed and Written by Jimmy Cliff
Published by Lilbert Music
Courtesy of Cliff Sounds and Films
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They sure as hell don't make em like this any more....xXx2 anyone?
1 November 2005 | by jimmykebabSee all my reviews

First off, Seagal rules. I don't care what anyone says. He is the greatest American action star (well in his early films at least) and marked for death portrays him at his brutal bone snapping best.

This is one of the fastest films i have ever watched, not only is it never boring but it is constantly entertaining. Seagal slays lots of hapless goons right from the off and manages to act well in the non action scenes. But thats what its about ACTION. No it never won any awards, of course not its an ACTION film. Screw kill bill no one serves up a bit of revenge like Seagal.

You know the plot.........find it elsewhere thats not important he and his family are MARKED FOR DEATH. Of course Seagal cannot have this so he goes and kills a lot of people. Not original but who actually cares? The Jamaican view provides interest,and there's a good twist near the end. The ending itself is excellent, ending much more openly than the average action fest.

Seagal is on top form as always, Keith David is good as his friend, Basil Wallace justly insane as Screwface and Tom Wright is likable as the Jamaican sidekick. Overall more should see this film, but the American version mind, UK one is heavily cut.

Warning: this film is full of extreme violence. If you do not enjoy peoples arms and backs being broken, eyes being gouged out, hands chopped off, people being shot left right and centre the you will not enjoy this film. And thats just what I'm looking for!


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