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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.

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Keith Snyder

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Keith Snyder
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Wolf ... Emmett Young
Greg Wood 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 Wendy Grantham ... Young Officer In Records
Talia Balsam ... Suzanne
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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

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Killing Emmett Young See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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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 »

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

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A sleeper
28 September 2005 | by supah79See all my reviews

Young cop Emmet Young gets the news has only weeks to live. An ex-cop offers him a solution: A hit-man will kill Emmet thus sparing him a long and painful deathbed. Emmet takes the deal, but than finds out the hospital screwed up. He isn't dying. Now he has to stop the hit-man. In a substory he is also pursuing a serial killer who rapes en kills young women. On all fronts time is running out.

I liked this movie very much. The actors are good, especially Wolf and Roth. The script is original and avoids the pitfalls of cliché and stays logical. This is the first time I really liked Scott Wolf in a role. He plays Emmet as a young and intelligent but obsessive cop. I liked the fact that the director really took his time to let us in the life of the hit-man (Roth). It made the final showdown so much more powerful.

Though the film probably had a fraction of the budget most blockbusters have, this doesn't show in the film. The sounds and visuals are very well done. I highly recommend it


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