[1990] Marked For Death - Jimmy Cliff - 13 - ''John Crow''

Posted: Dec 20, 2011

© September 27, 1990, 20th Century Fox. Music video by Jimmy Cliff performing ''John Crow'' © All rights reserved. Property of Delicious Vinyl. Marked for Death is a 1990 action film directed by Dwight H. Little. It stars Steven Seagal as John Hatcher, a former DEA troubleshooter. Upon moving back to his home town, Hatcher finds it taken over by a gang of vicious Jamaican drug dealers, led by Screwface. The film is widely considered by fans and critics alike to be one of Seagal's very best films (alongside Under Siege and Above the Law), due to the fight scenes integrating heavy elements of aikido, as well as use of weapons and arm dislocations. Seagal supposedly studied Obeah, a West Indian term for black magic rituals in depth to make the film. Chicago DEA agent John Hatcher (Seagal) has just returned from Colombia, where his partner Chico (Richard Delmonte) was killed in a confrontation with drug dealers, and John killed the dealers who killed Chico. As a result of Chico's death, John has decided to retire. One night, John and his friend Max (David), a local high school football team's head coach, go to a bar. A gun fight breaks out between local drug dealers and a Jamaican gang called the Jamaican Posse, whose leader is a drug kingpin known as Screwface (Basil Wallace). Hatcher arrests one of Screwface's henchmen as the gunfight ends.