Postmortem (1998 film)

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Directed by Albert Pyun
Produced by
  • Tom Karnowski
  • Gary Schmoeller
Written by
  • John Lowry Lamb
  • Robert McDonnell
Music by Anthony Riparetti
Cinematography George Mooradian
Edited by Natasha Gjurokovic
Release dates
  • June 30, 1998 (1998-06-30) (US video premiere)
Running time
105 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Postmortem (released as Obit in the United Kingdom) is a 1998 film directed by Albert Pyun and starring Charlie Sheen (credited as Charles Sheen). It was filmed in Glasgow, Scotland. It received largely negative reviews.


American criminal profiler and author James McGregor, who is trying to escape his past by moving to Scotland where he receives a fax of a stranger's obituary. The next day he is arrested and charged with the stranger's murder, forcing him to collaborate with the local authorities if he wants to clear himself and stop a serial killer.


  • Charlie Sheen as James McGregor
  • Michael Halsey as Inspector Balantine
  • Ivana Miličević as Gwen Turner
  • Stephen McCole as George Statler
  • Gary Lewis as Wallace
  • Dave Anderson as Captain Moore 'Cop'
  • Stephen Docherty as Leo
  • Leigh Biagi as Jane St. John
  • Phil McCall as Statler Sr.
  • Ian Hanmore as Theodore Symes
  • Sandy Welch as Homeless Man
  • David Walker as David Corey
  • Zuleika Shaw as Cheryl Miller
  • Hazel Ann Crawford as Beverly Shue
  • Zoë Eeles as Nurse
  • Annabel Reid as Girl in Country Store
  • Pauline Carville as Olive
  • Gwyneth Guthrie as Kilt Shop Manager
  • Joanne Reilly as Roommate
  • David Meldrum as Cop #1
  • Simon Weir as Beverly's Boyfriend
  • Rab Affleck as Chaperoning Officer
  • David Jenkins as Cheryl's Fiancé
  • Ian Cairns as Undertaker
  • Lisa Earl as Sharon Ligget 'Victim #2'
  • Alan Orr as Young George


The film was shot in Glasgow in 1997.[1] At one point during production, Sheen demanded to visit Easterhouse, one of Glasgow's toughest areas at the time, to obtain drugs and asked for a gun in order to protect himself.[2] It is suggested Sheen agreed to this film in an attempt to try more serious roles.[1]


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