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A Man in Uniform (1993)
"I Love a Man in Uniform" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  24 June 1994 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom McCamus ...
Henry Adler
Brigitte Bako ...
Charlie Warner
David Hemblen ...
Graham McPherson ...
Mr. Pearson
Wendy Hopkins ...
Casting Director
Kirsten Kieferle ...
Tabitha St. Germain ...
Janet (as Paulina Gillis)
Steve Ambrose ...
Bank Robber
Detective Itch
Mark Melymick ...
Lt. Edam
Cynthia Gillespie ...
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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 <>

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A Man in Uniform  »

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Henry's brand new portable police radio works without having any batteries installed. See more »


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Danger, Chameleon!
3 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is an excellent 'sleeper' from Canadian director Wellington. Who hasn't fooled around with the idea of dressing up as a cop, a priest, or a prostitute? Ever since childhood we LOVE to dress up as what we are not. And if we get a part in a movie (albeit a T.V. Movie) and well, they DRESS US UP for the show... well, it's hard to say no! But in this movie our protagonist lets the seduction of the Strong Arm of the Law grab him a bit TOO hard. It starts filling in for his weaknesses and most demonic desires. And soon he's not 'acting' any longer. David Wellington pulls the lid off a surprisingly familiar yet un-explored Pandora's box, and we're hooked from the word 'go!'. No Deniros, and he's not Scorsese... but the tight budget and Canadian surroundings do little to weaken this memorable little sleeper.

Different levels of interpretation, and an unforgettable opening sequence (and ending too). Glad I saw it. Why don't you?

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