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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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Vincent Alcoa
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Ed
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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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Murder. Corruption. Comedy. See more »


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13 January 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Im Zeichen der Jungfrau  »

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$4,611,062
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1.85 : 1
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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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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

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? Oh! Do you understand?
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References Midnight Cowboy (1969) See more »

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Ed's Tune
Written by Rod McBrien and Questar Welsh
Produced by Rod McBrien
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Excellent film! Terrific fun!
16 January 2006 | by 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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