APRIL MOVIE THON DAY 10: Marked for Death (1990)

DEA agent John Hatcher (Steven Seagal) has come back from Columbia to Chicago and soon discovers that the drug world has found its way back to his hometown. John can’t even get a drink at the club with old friend Max Keller (Keith David) without fighting a gang of Jamaicans led by Screwface (Basil Wallace). The cops want John to stay out but we wouldn’t have a movie if he did.

How can he after they do a drive-by and injure his neice Tracey (Danielle Harris)? I mean, don’t we want to see Steven Seagal strining up beef and shooting it up with a Fleming HK51K with a custom suppressor and a laser sight? Thanks Internet Movie Firearms Database for keeping my gun movie knowledge up to spec.

Hey Jimmy Cliff shows up playing Jimmy Cliff, Danny Trejo is around and Teri Weigel as well. There’s also voodoo, heads being cut off and shown to people and a bad guy killed so many times that I thought this became a comedy. Actually, seeing as how Seagal sings with Cliff, it 100% is.

Seagal recommended director Dwight H. Little after seeing his movie Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. I wonder if he’s a big fan, because Danielle Harris was also in that and I totally would watch Seagal in a Michael Myers movie. I’m weird that way.

Writers Michael Grais and Mark Victor also wrote PoltergeistPoltergeist IIGreat Balls of Fire! and Cool World, so they had a great track record. Seagal rewrote a lot of the film and tried to get their credit, which went to court and they kept their name on the movie.

After all that craziness, Seagal proclaimed during the making of this movie that due to his Aikido training, he was immune to being choked out. Of course, this made stunt coordinator and carny Gene LeBell want to try. Now, there are two manner of conjecture. One, that LeBell knocked Seagal out. The other is that Seagal either urinated, defecated or pulled a number three in his pants.

You can watch this on Tubi.

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