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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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13 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Im Zeichen der Jungfrau  »

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$4,611,062 (USA)
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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

Mayor Eamon Flynn: Who do you think you're talking to? Jesus Christ! Who the fuck do you think you're talking to? You think I'm your wife? You wanna fuck me? Don't mess with me! You mess with me and you better have a goddamn sense of humor the size of Lake Michigan to find something to laugh about. And if I send you a rubber duck to work with that is the news. Can you understand that? Do you understand?
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Soundtracks

I KNOW THE FEELING
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Performed by Juanita
Produced by Richard Perry
Arranged by Steve Lindsey (as Steven Lindsey)
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Come on, it's funny
6 January 2004 | by (Delft, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Yep, I watched it on tv even when one of Holland's leading news papers was dishing it but they are very often wrong. I've seen Alan Rickman on stage and in many movies but here he really steals the show. Yeah, the film doesn't really chooses to be either comedy or thriller or just a who dun it but it's great fun to watch.

Kevin Kline (who I never really cared for not even in A Fish Called Wanda) is playing one of his better roles as the reinstated cop although I do admit the whole sideline of the two cop brothers doesn't really add anything and could have been dropped all together which means dumping Susan Sarandon, so what.

But give it a try keep an open mind and it is nice flick. Nope, I didn't give it a 10 (considered it for improving the average) but it is nice to watch.


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