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 Nataša Đurković
Release date
  • 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, starring Charlie Sheen, Ivana Miličević and Michael Halsey. It was filmed in Glasgow, Scotland.


American criminal profiler and author James McGregor (Sheen), 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.



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]


  1. ^ a b "Glasgow's Global Visitors: Charlie Sheen". Glasgow on Film. April 28, 2013. Archived from the original on February 11, 2015. Retrieved October 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ Alexander, Derek (November 7, 2010). "Revealed: Charlie Sheen's gun demand during Scots filming bender". Daily Record. Retrieved October 1, 2016. 

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