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The January Man (1989)

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Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Christine Starkey
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Bernadette Flynn
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Police Commissioner Frank Starkey
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Captain Vincent Alcoa
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Mayor Eamon Flynn
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Ed
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Alison Hawkins
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Roger Culver (as Ken Welsh)
Jayne Haynes ...
Alma
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Cone
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Rip
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Detective Reilly
Greg Walker ...
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Lana Pico
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Storyline

Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, and corruption all are in the background as Nick tries to uncover the secret of where the killer will strike next, and finally must lay a trap without the police. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Murder. Corruption. Comedy. See more »


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Release Date:

13 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Im Zeichen der Jungfrau  »

Box Office

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$4,611,062 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Through-out the movie, the character played by Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Bernadette Flynn, says that she is 23 years old. At the time the movie was released, Mary Elizabeth was 30 or 31. See more »

Goofs

At the end after Nick explains to the woman, who would have been the last victim, their plan to catch the killer in her apartment, she faints. However, as she begins falling, her glasses start to fall off. She motions to keep them on her head. See more »

Quotes

Frank Starkey: I wish you would fuckin' die.
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Connections

References Fatal Beauty (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Ed's Tune
Written by Rod McBrien and Questar Welsh
Produced by Rod McBrien
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People are taking this movie to seriously
1 February 2003 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

I'm watching the "thrilling" climax as I type this.

Listen, folks, this film wasn't meant to be taken seriously, it's meant more as a parody or farce. Just listen to the soundtrack during the "dramatic" moments, it's not even trying to be serious. I'm guessing the cast was struggling to keep from bursting out in laughter during the filming because it really is stuffed full of every imagineable cliche.

Though there are some original lines. "I want to make you haggis." I mean, come on, how can anyone even begin to imagine this was meant seriously. It's like a police drama version of "Showgirls".

Well, without as much skin. ;-)


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