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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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Dolby

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Was originally set to be shot on location in San Francisco before being re-located to Glasgow. See more »

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Gwen Turner: Make us look stupid, McGregor...
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Amazing Grace
Music by David Ashley White
Words by John Newton
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This familiar thriller has good atmosphere and fine direction.
5 February 2007 | by hu675See all my reviews

James McGregor (Charlie Sheen), An Ex-FBI profiler turned novelist returns to his home land of Scotland for piece and quiet. But McGregor has a drinking problem and having trouble forgetting his last disturbing case from his past. There's an mysterious murderer in Scotland, which this killer writes obituaries before he murders his victim. Which this killer sends his obituary to McGregor. At first, McGregor thinks it's a joke until the dead body was found in his backyard. Now McGregor is forced to investigate the crime with the help of two inspectors (Michael Halsey and Ivana Milicevic). McGregor has to do anything to stop the killer before he receives another obituary.

Directed by Albert Pyun (Mean Guns, Radioactive Dreams, The Sword and the Socerer) made an reasonable if familiar thriller. Pyun is been responsible for making some decent B-Movies and mostly made very awful ones. "Postmortem" is actually his best work as a director. He gives Sheen an moody performance in this. This was only released in Europe and never played in the U.S., Which it was a Direct to Video here. This picture does take time to start, which the movie is extremely slow at first. But once you past the first twenty minutes, you find yourself enjoying this thriller. Clairmont-Scope. (*** 1/2 out of *****).


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