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The January Man (1989)

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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
January Man
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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

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

Quotes

Frank Starkey: I wish you would fuckin' die.
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Connections

References Sign 'o' the Times (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Procession
from "Madame Butterfly"
Written by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Renata Scotto and Carlo Bergonzi
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Excellent film! Terrific fun!
16 January 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Good movie, even if it is a bit campy now. A great cast turn great performances with subtle comedy. Worth it just to see Alan Rickman as the brooding artist living next door. A comedy in the same spirit of "Rushmore". Ahead of its time and fantastic when you are in the right mood.

Kevin Klein walks a great line in this type of movie between a serious characterization and moments of comic hilarity. Susan Sarandon and Kevin Klein have wonderful on screen chemistry, and the rest of the supporting cast all are given opportunities to show off their skills through a well crafted script. It's well worth seeing.


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