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The January Man (1989)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Mystery  |  13 January 1989 (USA)
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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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Nick Starkey
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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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13 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Im Zeichen der Jungfrau  »

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$4,611,062 (USA)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio met her future husband, the film's director Pat O'Connor while working on this project. See more »

Goofs

When we first see the January victim enter her apartment, she is walking down a hallway with a bare floor. In the next scene where we see her, there is a rug on the hallway floor. See more »

Quotes

[Nick is struggling with the killer]
Nick Starkey: Listen, stop kicking me. I hate that.
[the killer kicks him again]
Nick Starkey: I told you to stop that! You're not gettin' away, why don't you just fuckin' accept it?
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Connections

References Midnight Cowboy (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
(uncredited)
Traditional tune, with lyrics by Robert Burns
Sung by Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Faye Grant as they leave the hotel
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Terrible, unfunny, unromantic film
4 May 2000 | by (Forest Hills, New York, USA) – See all my reviews

Terrible – Good actors with bad material. How do you go wrong with Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (I haven't liked her in anything else, but she was actually good here), Harvey Keitel, Rod Steiger, and Danny Aiello ? Put them in a movie with a terrible screenplay and nothing to do. Kline plays a former cop, now fireman, and brother of the New York City police commissioner (Keitel – do these two look like brothers at all – NO!), who is called back on the force to stop a serial killer. Sarandon is Keitel's wife and was Kline's lover, and Mastrantonio is falling for our Kevin. The worst (over)acting job goes to Steiger, who seethes like a rabid dog throughout the whole movie. Anyway, to catch this creep, Kline uses methods so unbelievable (not in a good way) that you'll be shaking your head. To think: this garbage was written by the same guy who wrote Moonstruck.

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