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Directed byAlbert Pyun
Written by
  • John Lowry Lamb
  • Robert McDonnell
Produced by
  • Tom Karnowski
  • Gary Schmoeller
CinematographyGeorge Mooradian
Edited byNataša Đurković
Music byAnthony Riparetti
Release date
  • June 30, 1998 (1998-06-30) (US video premiere)
Running time
105 minutes
CountryUnited States

Postmortem (released as Obit in the United Kingdom) is a 1998 film directed by Albert Pyun, starring Charlie Sheen, Ivana Miličević and Michael Halsey.[1] It was filmed in Glasgow, Scotland.


American criminal profiler and author James McGregor (Charlie 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.[2] 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.[3] It is suggested Sheen agreed to this film in an attempt to try more serious roles.[2]


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