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The Glimmer Man (1996)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  4 October 1996 (USA)
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Two cops, played by Seagal and Wayans, are forced to work together to solve a chain of mysterious killings by a killer nicknamed "The Family Man"

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Frank Deverell
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Mr. Smith
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Donald Cunningham
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Jessica Cole
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Christopher Maynard
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Millie's Father
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Capt. Harris
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Det. Roden
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Johnny Deverell
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Cole's Son
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Cole's Daughter (as Alexa Vega)
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Millie
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Storyline

Jack Cole is a soft spoken, mystical, new age New York cop with a checkered past. He is transferred to Los Angeles to help Los Angeles cop Jim Campbell solve a series of brutal murders in which the victims are crucified. The murders that have happened since Jack arrived in Los Angeles just don't sit right with him. When the killer, known as the "Family Man", kills Ellen DunLeavy, who happens to be Jack's ex wife and the mother of his two kids, and Ellen's husband Andrew DunLeavy, it becomes personal - especially when Jack's prints are found on Ellen's body. Jack meets with his military mentor Smith, not knowing that Smith is in cahoots with local crime boss Frank Deverell. Written by Todd Baldridge <sandib@eastky.com>

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Two good cops. One bad situation.


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Rated R for strong violence, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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4 October 1996 (USA)  »

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The Glimmer Man  »

Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

JPY 53,896,100 (Japan) (17 January 1997)

Gross:

JPY 87,897,900 (Japan) (24 January 1997)
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Originally envisioned as a much larger action picture, similar in scope to "The Last Boy Scout". Several action scenes were removed to cut down the budget. They included the bombing of a boat owned by Campbell (who lived on a houseboat instead of an apartment), an encounter between Cole and a SWAT team, who have raided his house, and the final confrontation/gunfight at the LA museum. See more »

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The microphone can be seen in the first scene, and while they are watching Casablanca (1942) See more »

Quotes

[a confrontation between Deverell, Donald, and the mob]
Frank Deverell: How Shakespearian!
Donald Cunningham: To be, or...
Donald Cunningham: [shoots Deverell] ... NOT TO BE!
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Referenced in Pardes (1997) See more »

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Bulletproof
Written by Steven Seagal and Todd Smallwood
Performed by The Jeff Healey Band
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording
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Seagal and Keenan Ivory Wayans make a good team
8 June 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

in my opinion this is one of Steven Seagal's better films,due in large part to having Keenan Ivory Wayans as a co star.they have good chemistry together.it's also one of his darkest films,at least of those i have seen to date.but there some funny moments to balance things out,comic relief,if you will.the fighting scenes are pretty are good,and as brutal as usual for a Seagal flick.you won't really find much new here,but if you're a Seagal fan,or a fan of the genre,this should keep you satisfied for the most part.by now,with Steven Seagal,you know what you're getting,or at least you should know.i was entertained for around 90 minutes or so.for me,The Glimmer Man is a 7/10


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