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The January Man (1989)

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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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)  »

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Im Zeichen der Jungfrau  »

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$4,611,062
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Throughout the movie, the character played by Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Bernadette Flynn, says that she is twenty-three-years-old. At the time the movie was released, Mary was thirty. See more »

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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

Christine Starkey: You love me.
Nick Starkey: No, I loved an idea I had that looked like you.
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References Flowers in the Attic (1987) See more »

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Calendar Girl
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Written by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield
Performed by Kevin Kline and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
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One of those overlooked and underrated gems
21 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

The one scene with Rod Steiger berating Danny Aiello is worth the price of renting this movie. In fact it has several memorable scenes that set it apart from the usual paint by number serial murderer mysteries. The hero is a quirky character played to perfection by Kevin Klein. The movie has an interesting, intertwined romantic plot with a twist to it that is satisfying if not unexpected. I have watched this movie many times and will undoubtedly pull it out again to watch all over. You can do that with certain movies, others gather dust. A movie is a collection of scenes, some of them memorable, some not. This movie has its share of memorable ones and maybe thats why I keep coming back.


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