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A Man in Uniform (1993)

I Love a Man in Uniform (original title)
Henry Adler, a bank employee and actor, is cast as a cop in an upcoming television series but he begins to take his duties seriously.

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Tom McCamus ...
Henry Adler
Brigitte Bako ...
Charlie Warner
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Frank
David Hemblen ...
Father
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Bruce
Graham McPherson ...
Mr. Pearson
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Wendy Hopkins ...
Casting Director
Kirsten Kieferle ...
Anita
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Janet (as Paulina Gillis)
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Marilyn
Steve Ambrose ...
Bank Robber
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Detective Itch
Mark Melymick ...
Lt. Edam
Cynthia Gillespie ...
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Storyline

Henry Adler lives in Ontario by himself, regularly visits his gruff and critical father, and works in a bank; he's also an actor. He finds new purpose in life when he's cast as a cop in a realistic TV show. He gets into the part, borrowing the uniform from wardrobe, and walking around the city streets. Soon he's talking to bank customers as if he's a cop; this gets him in trouble with his boss, but Henry doesn't care. He falls for one of the actresses, Charlie, and they practice together. Henry's quirks and his intensity creep her out, though, and she breaks off all contact. He's desolate. Things come to a head when one of LA's finest mistakes Henry for a real cop. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Thriller

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24 June 1994 (USA)  »

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$93,623 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Henry's brand new portable police radio works without having any batteries installed. See more »


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Written and Performed by The Tragically Hip
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"Got a black Uniform and a silver badge...playing cops for real or playing cops for pay?"
3 January 2007 | by (Rain City, Pacific Northwest) – See all my reviews

This was an excellent film. The central performance by Tom McManus is very tightly controlled and well-developed. With its premise of a mild mannered man suddenly going on a violent power trip,I was expecting something more over-the-top and lurid,something closer to "Taxi Driver" or "God's Lonely Man",but"Man in Uniform" is actually under-played and, with the exception of a few scenes involving Kevin Tighe near the end, rather low-key. The protagonist at first seems like a typical well-behaved non-entity but Tom McManus, aided by David Wellington's excellent screenplay and direction, invests him with an alienated sense of sadness that I found somewhat touching. This is a film worth seeking out.


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