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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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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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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 (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

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

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 Flowers in the Attic (1987) See more »

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Ed's Tune
Written by Rod McBrien and Questar Welsh
Produced by Rod McBrien
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A quirky movie with a cast of talent to beat the band...
21 April 2003 | by (atlanta, ga) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie! Unfortunately, some people refuse to see past the one-line video box description. Ostensibly about a serial killer, it is more of a quirky character study, except it is actually a multi-character study, with these characters being brought to life by the likes of Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon, Harvey Keitel, and Rod Steiger, just to name a few (a very few). I whole-heartedly recommend this movie to people who's tastes haven't been worn down to the level of some viewers who need everything wrapped up with a bow and handed to them like a christmas present. You will enjoy yourself greatly.


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