Scene of the Week: Marked For Death
Marked For Death is one of my all time favorite Steven Seagal movies. He kicks so much ass and delivers so many great one-liners that it gives Under Siege a run for its money when it comes to best Seagal movie ever! Although the Jamaican gang trope hasn’t been around in a while it was pretty popular in the early 1990s and here it’s used to the full effect. I’m not really sure that many Jamaicans were into voodoo like the main villain here (I thought that was Haitians) but it works perfectly and adds to his overall creepiness as a drug lord. If you haven’t seen this movie (how dare you?), I would suggest checking it out ASAP. I’m proud to say that Steven Seagal and Keith David are a part of Bulletproof Action’s Scene of the Week!
Plot: Chicago DEA agent John Hatcher has just returned from Colombia, where his partner was killed in the line of duty by a drug dealer who has since been taken down. As a result of his partner’s death, John has decided to retire, but his retirement may not be permanent. On the next day, after reuniting with his sister Melissa and Melissa’s daughter Tracy, John gets into a shootout against a Jamaican drug kingpin known as Screwface, taking down some of Screwface’s men. John brings himself out of retirement when Screwface retaliates by attempting to kill Melissa and Tracy. After the shooting, John is reunited with two old friends – a local high school football coach named Max, and a Jamaican Chicago cop named Charles. John and Max set out to hunt Screwface down, only to discover that Screwface has gone back to Jamaica. John and Max take Charles with them to Jamaica for an all out war against Screwface and his drug empire.