Killing Emmett Young

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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.

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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  • May 14, 2010
    a young promising detective gets news hes dying of a terminal illness, scott wolf who ive not really seen since the exellent go, and from a encounter with a shady charactor played by gabriel burn, contracts a killer to kill himself, here exellently played by tim roth. so off he goes waiting for time to come while still doing his job hunting a killer for a case hes on, this film is b movie material, but really well made, down certainly to wolf, but roth steals show as shady killer, who being a failed detective, takes a interest to the sucessful detective, the story moves along nicely, with one or two turns that keeps it going, and the performances taking it up a notch, and hopefully ill be seeing wolf do more
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Jun 24, 2007
    Good, suspenseful movie. Tim Roth was just creepy.
    April N Super Reviewer

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