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 overview, first billed only:
Christine Starkey
Bernadette Flynn
Police Commissioner Frank Starkey
Captain Vincent Alcoa
Mayor Eamon Flynn
Alison Hawkins
Roger Culver (as Ken Welsh)
Jayne Haynes ...
Detective Reilly
Greg Walker ...
Lana Pico


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 <>

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Eleven women. Eleven months. Only one man can stop him. See more »


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Release Date:

13 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Im Zeichen der Jungfrau  »

Box Office


$4,611,062 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


As a matter of definition, the integer 1 (one) is not a prime. See more »


Ed: [in reference to Susan Sarandon's character Christine Starkey] The world is either great or wretched, isn't it? So many people are just... finished.
Bernadette Flynn: Y'think, huh?
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References Sign 'o' the Times (1987) See more »


Auld Lang Syne
Traditional tune, with lyrics by Robert Burns
Sung by Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Faye Grant as they leave the hotel
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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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