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Killing Emmett Young (2005)

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Issues of identity, mortality, and inner peace are all at play in this psychological thriller about a young detective's last days on earth. Former Party of Five housemate Scott Wolf plays Emmett Young, a detective whose ambition and drive are thrown up in the air when he learns that he has contracted a terminal illness, a discovery that coincides with his new assignment to the homicide division. As Young grapples with his impending death, a mysterious stranger by the name of Marlowe (Gabriel Byrne) appears and makes the detective an offer he's not sure he can refuse: Marlowe will have Young killed at a random time and place, saving him the agony of a slow and lingering death by disease. Young agrees, and consequently throws himself into solving the homicide case he has been assigned. Convinced that he will find fulfillment if he solves the case before his death, Young is forced to question himself when John (Tim Roth), a taciturn security guard, takes a strange interest in him, and the dying detective realizes his last days will be anything but peaceful. The feature debut of director Keith Snyder, Emmett's Mark had its world premiere at the 2002 Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema.
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R
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Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Scott Wolf
as Emmett Young
Tim Roth
as John Harrett
Gabriel Byrne
as Jack Marlow
Benjamin John Parrillo
as Det. Chris Ricks
Khandi Alexander
as Det. Middlestat
John Doman
as Capt. Berman
Wayne Duvall
as Richard Wilkes
Katrina Law
as Francine
Greg Wood
as Dr. Dan Kilbannon
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Suspenseful story with a really good pace. The acting is good, so is the cinematography and score. I did find the story a little far fetched and also more predictable than I would have liked, but it always held my interest. Good use of Philadelphia locale shooting. Nothing great but good enough for one viewing anyway.

James Higgins
James Higgins

61/100. Suspenseful story with a really good pace. The acting is good, so is the cinematography and score. I did find the story a little far fetched and also more predictable than I would have liked, but it always held my interest. Good use of Philadelphia locale shooting. Nothing great but good enough for one viewing anyway.

James Higgins
James Higgins

Great movie! Well done, excellent story telling, and good acting. Starts somewhat slow, but it keeps you on your seat guessing. I like that there was no need for nudity, gore and excessive cursing. We need more movies like this.

Maurice Diaz
Maurice Diaz

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