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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 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

It has been suggested that Charlie Sheen agreed to this film in an attempt to try more serious roles. It was also the first of several films that credited him as "Charles Sheen". See more »

Goofs

Despite being a born-and-bred Glaswegian cop, Gwen (Ivana Milicevic) has an Irish accent. 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

The Flowers of the Forest
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Performed by Gary Lewis
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bit slow,bit confused but good entertaining thriller!
5 November 1998 | by monstaSee all my reviews

Having watched numerous Charlie Sheen movies, and seen more or less the same type of performances from him in each one, I was not expecting this. Charlie Sheen manages to pull off quite a watchable performance as James Magregor, a weary but hardened cop, who goes to Glasgow for some light relief from his lifestyle...?....The film itself was quite slow, but the choice of location and the addition of a few smaller actors who are barely recognisable from other films, made the look of the film quite arthouse and cult-like compared with most of Sheen's other film work. There is a lot of use of the steady-cam, which at times becomes an annoyance,but it doesn't detract from the film The director really seems to capture the tension and fear in the film, and for a film that was shot entirely in twelve days with a mostly unknown cast, that aint bad. Overall, good thriller with some great support from the excellently cast unknowns! A must see for Sheen fans!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1998 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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2.35 : 1
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