14 user 6 critic

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.


7 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »


Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom McCamus ...
Henry Adler
Charlie Warner
David Hemblen ...
Graham McPherson ...
Mr. Pearson
Wendy Hopkins ...
Casting Director
Kirsten Kieferle ...
Janet (as Paulina Gillis)
Steve Ambrose ...
Bank Robber
Detective Itch
Mark Melymick ...
Lt. Edam
Cynthia Gillespie ...
Crimewave A.D


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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Drama | Thriller


R | See all certifications »




Release Date:

24 June 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Man in Uniform  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office


$93,623 (USA)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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


Radio Show
Written and Performed by The Tragically Hip
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Incredible film in the "Taxi Driver" vein...
1 September 1999 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Amazing that this was written and directed by the guy who gave us the godawful "Zombie Nightmare." It only goes to show that you CAN improve (although anything would be an improvement from that film).

"A Man in Uniform" (the U.S. title, at least) is an incredibly well made film focusing on bank employee Henry Adler who is also trying to make it as an actor. The opening shot of a police officer getting blown away is amazing. It also serves to show how Adler (well-played by McCamus), gets the inspiration necessary for his audition as a cop on a "Hill Street Blues" type of police drama. Adler's personality is so vacant that when he asks to borrow the police officer's outfit so that he can "stay in character" he slowly becomes the cop he's portraying.

A chilling urban psychodrama that deserves to be on the list with such films as "Taxi Driver", "Falling Down" and "Death Wish". 9/10.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page