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Marked Man (1996)

Frank, an auto mechanic, witnesses the love of his life's demise at the hands of a drunk driver. Frank lets loose his rage, and kills the man. He then goes to prison, where he is framed for... See full summary »

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Marc F. Voizard

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Thomas Ritz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roddy Piper ... Frank Gibson
Jane Wheeler Jane Wheeler ... Kate Gallagher
Miles O'Keeffe ... Vince Mallick
Chris Bolton Chris Bolton ... Andy Gibson
Alina Thompson Alina Thompson ... Sylvia Elkins
Tyrone Benskin ... Boyd
Dennis O'Connor ... Pappas
Richard Zeman ... Watters
Jason Cavalier ... Ray
Chip Chuipka Chip Chuipka ... Neal
Clare Sims Clare Sims ... Lisa Elkins
David Nichols David Nichols ... Harvey Elkins
Desmond Campbell ... Squad Guard #1
Minor Mustain Minor Mustain ... Rover Guard #2
Johnny Goar Johnny Goar ... Rover Guard #3
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Frank, an auto mechanic, witnesses the love of his life's demise at the hands of a drunk driver. Frank lets loose his rage, and kills the man. He then goes to prison, where he is framed for the murder of a fellow inmate. Frank sees escape as the only possible way to find out all the answers in the convoluted plot to kill that inmate, and find the proof to convict the true killers. Written by Sean Kilby <gestalt@ix.netcom.com>

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El hombre marcado See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

SDDS

Color:

Color (Sonolab)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Vince Mallick: You wouldn't know perfect if it jumped up and bit you on the ass.
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References The Psychic (1991) See more »

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You Just Won't Go Away
Lyrics by Brooke Ramel & Wendy Lebel
Performed by Brooke Ramel
Published by Brooke Ramel Publishing
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Cheap action flick
15 March 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

A short and simple slice of action hokum starring wrestler-turned-actor Roddy Piper (THEY LIVE). MARKED MAN is an entirely predictable slice of B-movie nonsense in which Piper is sent to prison through no fault of his own, only to uncover a sinister conspiracy which leads to his escape. From that point on, he finds himself a marked man, pursued by both the authorities and a murderous gang.

This cheap Canadian production doesn't have much to offer even the seasoned veteran of action fare. Piper gives a standard (read: wooden) performance with little of the natural charisma he displayed in THEY LIVE (which I assume must be his finest hour). The supporting cast are undistinguished, aside from a welcome role for former star Miles O'Keeffe (ATOR, THE FIGHTING EAGLE) as the chief villain.

The fight scenes occur with a relentless inevitability, but none of them are particularly exciting, although to be fair it's hard to go wrong with a fast-paced storyline like this film has, so it's not too difficult a watch...just not a very satisfying one either.


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