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.

Director:

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 ... 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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He's a good cop. In a bad mood. See more »


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According to multiple reports, some graphic scenes were cut down for R rating. This explains why some of the death scenes in the movie are very weirdly edited and cut. For example, in the theatrical trailer there is a scene showing Seagal killing one of the Jamaican gang members with a throat chop during the mall fight, but in the movie he just hits him with his leg and apparently the gang member dies from it.

Incidentally, this throat chop was cut from the UK version of the trailer, replaced by a silhouetted, rotating close-up of Seagal aiming down the scope of a sniper rifle (although the original sound effects still play behind it). It can be found on the rental tape of Predator 2. See more »

Goofs

Supposedly set in Chicago, features hills and palm trees. See more »

Quotes

Max: Well?
John Hatcher: One thought he was invincible... the other thought he could fly.
Max: So?
John Hatcher: They were both wrong.
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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

Prior to 2013, all UK versions were cut for an 18 rating with edits to an eye gouging, a back break, a neck break and arm breaking scenes. The uncut version was passed with a 15 rating in 2013. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Storage Hunters UK: Leeds (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

John Crow
Performed by Jimmy Cliff, Steven Seagal and the Oneness Band
Written by Jimmy Cliff and Steven Seagal
Published by Steamroller Music/Lilbert Music
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Vintage Fun!
22 February 2012 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

'Marked for Death' is Vintage Fun. Power-Packed, Fast-Paced, Action-Packed & Loud, it has it all. Also, its damn cool to watch bad-ass Steven Seagal getting it right completely.

'Marked for Death' stars Seagal as John Hatcher, a former DEA troubleshooter. Upon moving back to his home town, Hatcher finds it taken over by a gang of vicious Jamaican drug dealers, led by the twisted Screwface.

'Marked for Death' is Power-Packed, Fast-Paced & Loud Cinema at its best. The film never loses pace & always keeps you engrossed. Michael Grais & Mark Victor's Screenplay is Great Fun. Dwight H. Little's Direction is decent. Cinematography & Editing are fair, while the Action-Sequences/Fights are awesome.

Performance-Wise: Seagal gets it right completely. His fights are a pleasure to watch & does his part with great energy & style. Basil Wallace as the twisted Screface is frightening. Keith David is perfect.

On the whole, 'Marked for Death' is Vintage Fun!


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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, 8 October 1990

Gross USA:

$46,044,396

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,968,936
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (4 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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