Marked for Death (1990) (part 2 of 2)

25. Later, Hatcher and Max walk to a bar, reminiscing the whole way. While they sit at the bar, they observe one of the Jamaican drug dealers from the earlier scene. Just then, the rival drug dealer shows up. Max tells Hatcher about how his 13 year old nephew overdosed in a crack house, which is run by Screwface’s gang. Hatcher says there’s nothing they can do about it.

26. As the two friends talk, members of Screwface’s gang suddenly enter with machine guns, firing at the rival drug dealer and his men. The shootout is quick. Hatcher intervenes, stopping the Jamaican from killing one of the rival dealer’s men. The Jamaican tells Hatcher that for doing this, he’s “a dead man walking!” To which Hatcher replies, “So what else is new?” And then he knocks the guy out.

27. Later, the cops are on the scene, and a reporter does her thing, telling a camera that less than one percent of Jamaican immigrants are involved in the drug trade. There’s also a disclaimer buried at the end of the credits that says roughly the same thing. Interestingly enough, this film and Predator 2, which came out two months later, both have Jamaican drug gangs as part of the plot. Much like asteroid movies and volcano movies, all Hollywood trends come in twos.

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Ed Harris

A fan of less than great cinema since childhood, Ed divides his time between writing scripts, working an actual paying job and subjecting himself willingly to some of the worst films society has produced.

Multi-Part Article: Marked for Death (1990)

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