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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.

Director:

Keith Snyder

Writer:

Keith Snyder
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Wolf ... Emmett Young
Greg Wood ... Dr. Dan Kilbannon
Ira Hawkins Ira Hawkins ... Det. Birch
Khandi Alexander ... Det. Middlestat
Adam LeFevre ... Officer Jim Fields
Danielle Mason Danielle Mason ... Laurie Meyers
John Doman ... Capt. Berman
Benjamin John Parrillo ... Det. Chris Ricks
Katrina Law ... Francine
Gabriel Byrne ... Jack Marlow / Stephen Bracken
Sarah Clarke ... Sarah
Tim Roth ... John Harrett / Frank Dwyer
Rhonda Overby Rhonda Overby ... Anchorwoman
Wendy Grantham ... Young Officer In Records
Talia Balsam ... Suzanne
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Storyline

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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Drama | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When they are in the alley, his female partner says "there's no wallet, we've got to call missing persons and let them know we've got a John Doe". The whole time her mouth is closed. See more »

Connections

References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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Lacks focus, but packs punch
14 April 2002 | by creed78See all my reviews

Just saw this film at its world premiere in Philadelphia. I thought it was beautifully shot (wait till you see the shot of Roth in the closet), nicely directed (that closet shot again), and impressively acted (even Scott Wolf) but the story seemed a little unfocused, even cliched at times. There was a subplot involving a murder investigation that was never given the attention it should have received. And there is a certain extremely cliche plot-twist about midway through the film that should have been eliminated in the writing stages. On the other hand, both Wolf's and Roth's characters were well-written, each receiving a nice amount of screentime to showcase their characters' depth. Overall, this was a solid, above average drama/thriller. And with today's lack of quality films, that's a huge compliment.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Killing Emmett Young See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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