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Postmortem (1998)

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The only thing James wants is to remain away from Scotland. One day, however, he receives a fax, a printout of an unknown person's obituary. The next day, he is charged and arrested for the murder of this person.

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Albert Pyun
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Sheen ... James McGregor (as Charles Sheen)
Michael Halsey ... Det. Insp. Balantine
Ivana Milicevic ... Gwen Turner
Stephen McCole ... George Statler - Jr.
Gary Lewis ... Wallace
Dave Anderson Dave Anderson ... Capt. Moore
Stephen Docherty Stephen Docherty ... Leo
Leigh Biagi Leigh Biagi ... Jane St. John
Phil McCall Phil McCall ... George Statler - Sr.
John Yule John Yule ... Maddie
Ian Hanmore ... Theodore Symes
Ian Cairns Ian Cairns ... Mr. McCormack
Sandy Welch Sandy Welch ... Homeless Man
David Walker David Walker ... David Corey
Zuleika Shaw Zuleika Shaw ... Cheryl Miller
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The only thing James wants is to remain away from Scotland. One day, however, he receives a fax, a printout of an unknown person's obituary. The next day, he is charged and arrested for the murder of this person.

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The only way to trap a serial killer is to know what he feels, what he thinks, and when he'll strike...again.

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Rated R for disturbing violence with related nudity, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1998 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Anangelia fonou See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

It is suggested Charlie Sheen agreed to this film in an attempt to try more serious roles. See more »

Quotes

James McGregor: [giving cigarette to man who's given him information] Keep it.
Homeless Man: Ah, cheers... you're a sojer!
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Soundtracks

McGregor's Lament
Music by Anthony Riparetti (as Tony Riparetti)
Words by Paul Kein and Mary Murphy
Performed by Mary Murphy
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Charlie Sheen: Down and out in Glasgow
29 August 2011 | by Richard HawesSee all my reviews

Charlie Sheen's career has had many highs and lows and back in the late 90s he found himself out of favour with Hollywood's elite. Before resurrecting his career on television he was only able to exploit his star power in direct-to-video releases. In an effort to be taken more seriously, Sheen tried formalising his name for films such as Postmortem. Nobody noticed. Directed by Albert Pyun, the serial killer thriller was arguably a career low. Sheen plays a borderline alcoholic ex-cop drawn back into the field of serial killer profiling when a girl is found dead. Although this sounds fairly standard, the film's location is unique. Postmortem was made in Scotland! The sight of Charlie Sheen wandering around bars in Glasgow is pretty surreal. Featuring a supporting cast of local talent and various unknowns, what Postmortem lacks in Hollywood production qualities (it's cheaper looking than an episode of Taggart) it at least makes up for in curiosity value.


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