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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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7 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom McCamus ...
Henry Adler
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Charlie Warner
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Frank
David Hemblen ...
Father
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Bruce
Graham McPherson ...
Mr. Pearson
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Director
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 ...
Crimewave A.D
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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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R | See all certifications »
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24 June 1994 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$93,623
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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

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


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Radio Show
Written and Performed by The Tragically Hip
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A haunting film
20 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is a film it pays to watch more than once. When I first saw it, I was tempted to dismiss it as merely bizarre. Second time around, I was absorbed by the story and thoroughly gripped by the characters and acting, particularly a superb leading performance by Tom McCamus. Fans of cop shows will also be entertained by some of the clichés we see in the fictional programme where "Henry Adler" has a role. So, if you're into cop shows, good acting and psychology, you can't do much better than this film.


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