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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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24 June 1994 (USA)  »

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$93,623 (USA)

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Well done
6 October 1999 | by (North Bay, Ontario) – See all my reviews

I was very surprised by just how effective this movie really was. Some of the minor storylines don't work that well, but the main plot, in which an actor playing a cop starts pretending to be a cop, is great. These scenes were generally compelling, since I was never sure when (or if) he was ever going to get caught. McCamus plays the lead very well, and the rest of the cast is good, too. Quite simply, this is a very good film that deserves to be seen.

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