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The Glimmer Man (1996)

R  |   |  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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Smith's Bodyguard
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Glimmer Man  »

Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,605,504 (USA) (4 October 1996)

Gross:

JPY 87,897,900 (Japan) (24 January 1997)
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Trivia

Brian Cox replaced Tommy Lee Jones at very short notice. See more »

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Johnny Strong, who plays Johnny Deverell, is listed in the end credits as playing "Johnny Deverall". See more »

Quotes

Campbell: Have you seen Casablanca?
Jack Cole: You're asking me, have I seen Casablanca?
Campbell: Have you?
Jack Cole: A guy like me, not seen Casablanca?
Campbell: Well have you?
Jack Cole: No.
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Referenced in Pardes (1997) See more »

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As Time Goes By
Music and Lyrics by Herman Hupfeld
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Classic Seagal at its best!!!
16 February 2003 | by (U.S.A) – See all my reviews

Truly my favorite Seagal movie. Akido, one liners, arrogance, and humor all provided by the action star the critics love to hate. The Lento's scene is probably the best of Seagal's troubled career and is sorely missed in his latest films. An action vehicle that played perfectly to his talents and probably the last of the finest when it comes to the Seagal collection with the exception of "Exit Wounds". Although unappreciated at the box office, this is what made Seagal "Seagal" and belongs in any Seagal fans DVD collection.


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