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The Glimmer Man (1996)

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
Jesse Stock ...
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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

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:

$20,400,913 (USA) (13 December 1996)
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Trivia

After the film was completed, Warner Bros. conducted additional editing on the film to make it faster and more like a regular Steven Seagal movie. Cut scenes included several comedic and dramatic exchanges between Campbell and Cole and a great deal of Michelle Johnson's scenes, as Cole's wife, Jessica, were cut. See more »

Goofs

In the first major fight scene against the Russians, the last opponent Jack Cole fights and eventually kicks off the side of the raised cement floor, the same footage of a hand strike to the opponents head is looped and the same strike (camera from behind Cole's left shoulder facing opponent tangentially) is repeated 5 times. A kick from a slightly more distant angle is re-used twice. This is particularly obvious when slowed down and viewed frame by frame, but also apparent at actual speed due to the fact they keep instantaneously 'retreating' and then moving closer to the edge of the floor/ledge area. See more »

Quotes

Jack Cole: Do you speak Russian?
Jim Campbell: A little bit.
[Campbell starts banging the suspect's head to the trunk of the car]
Jim Campbell: Answer, god damn mother fucker! Or I'll beat the shit out of your dumb ass!
Jack Cole: You speak good Russian!
Jim Campbell: Yes, black Russian!
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Connections

Featured in Detonator (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Bulletproof
Written by Steven Seagal and Todd Smallwood
Performed by The Jeff Healey Band
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording
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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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