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Writers (WGA):
William Bayer (characters)
Monte Stettin (written by)
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Release Date:
20 September 1992 (USA) See more »
Lt. Frank Janek investigates the unsolved murder cases in the city of New York. The new challenge is presented to the Central Station... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Richard Crenna ... Det. Frank Janek

Joan Van Ark ... Leslie Renner

Cliff Gorman ... Sgt. Aaron Greenberg
Joseph Campanella ... Chief Mleczko

Ving Rhames ... Jellyroll

Bertila Damas

Stephen McHattie ... Randolph Darnell

Bethel Leslie

Swoosie Kurtz ... Marcia Hobbs

August Schellenberg ... Vargas

Susan Blommaert ... Umbrella
Peter Dvorsky ... Dr. Billings

Harvey Atkin ... Verona
Lawrence Bayne ... Zachary Dent
Allan Clow ... Billy Paxton
Henry Ramer ... Finkel

Arabella Field ... Joyce

Anna Ferguson ... Lucille
Tedde Moore ... Bank Manager
Anne MacMillan ... Mother Superior
Vanessa Vaughan ... Sister Brigit

Victor A. Young ... Raoul
Janet Bailey ... Reporter #1
Philip Akin ... Reporter #2

Directed by
Robert Iscove 
Writing credits
William Bayer (characters)

Monte Stettin (written by)

Produced by
Robert Berger .... producer
Original Music by
Craig Safan 
Cinematography by
Laszlo George 
Film Editing by
Geoffrey Rowland 
Makeup Department
Donald Mowat .... makeup department head
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rose Tedesco .... third assistant director
Sound Department
Jed M. Dodge .... dialogue supervisor
Donald Murray .... dialogue editor
Phillip Seretti .... post-production sound supervisor
Phillip Seretti .... sound re-recording mixer
Janja Vujovich .... post-production sound supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Ciaran Copelin .... second assistant camera
Attila Szalay .... camera operator
Other crew
Mark Moore .... assistant location manager

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UK:96 min | USA:96 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Follows Internal Affairs (1988) (TV)See more »


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5Th Janek Film A Step Behind Its Predecessors, 17 May 2014
Author: ThomasMLeonard2003 from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

"Janek: Terror On Track 9" is the 5th installment in the 7 film Frank Janek series, all broadcast by CBS starring Richard Crenna from 1985-1994. This 1992 outing finds Janek, two years after his last appearance, still with the NYPD but no longer directing the Internal Affairs Dept. Essentially Janek is still one of the Dept's top detectives but he isn't ferreting out corrupt cops anymore. The basic plot is a serial killer, apparently a woman based on appearance, is killing people via lethal injection in Grand Central Station. Many of the regulars from the first four films are not present here, although Cliff Gorman is back as wisecracking partner Aaron Greenberg. Joe Campenella takes over the role of Police Chief, no easy task when a family member of his becomes one of the victims.

Complicating the investigation aside from the lack of credible witnesses is nosy TV reporter (Joan Van Ark) who seems to be first on the scene, film crew in tow, every time a murder takes place. Swoozie Kurtz plays FBI agent Marcia Hobbs from the Behavioral Anaylsis Unit (BAU, like on the TV show "Criminal Minds") brought in at the behest of the beleaguered Police Chief to assist/run the investigation. Things get complicated when Hobbs tries to pin the killings on a suspect she's been chasing cross country, despite Janek's protests that he doesn't fit the profile of the killer in this case. Greenberg also makes waves accidentally spilling confidential case info in an attempt to romance Van Ark's intrepid reporter. All of this puts the Dept on the public hot seat and prompts Janek to seize control of the investigation away from the FBI (though Hobbs still assists him). Along the way Hobbs and Janek grow closer, bonding over their failed marriages.

For the most part this is a well paced film with enough believable twists and turns to keep you interested, much like the previous films in the series. The ending however, at least the manner in which Janek stumbles upon the killer (who up to this point hasn't done anything to make themselves a suspect) is a bit of a stretch, and the killer's meltdown, reminiscent of a split personality disorder, would have been better served with more time spent on the killer's background and some prior evidence of the disorder. Aside from what seems like a rushed ending, the movie is enjoyable, and at least up until the part, well written. The rushed ending detracts a bit however and leaves this entry, while entertaining, a step below the previous films in the series. As always, Emmy Winner Crenna excels as Janek, the quintessential tough guy with a softies heart. Gorman is good as well although he isn't used as much here as in previous installments.

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