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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.


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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

Originally envisioned as a much larger action picture, similar in scope to The Last Boy Scout (1991). 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 »

Goofs

When Campbell is fighting Donald in Campbell's apartment, Campbell is knocked into his TV, which falls off a short table onto the floor, and sparks are added to the scene with a spark gun nowhere near where the TV fell, and there is no way a TV would emanate sparks from such a short fall, let alone any sparks at all - TVs just don't do that. See more »

Quotes

Detective Jim Campbell: You sell roaches? Damn, I'm in the wrong business! I could make money and never leave my apartment.
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References The Philadelphia Story (1940) See more »

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As Time Goes By
Music and Lyrics by Herman Hupfeld
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This was a good Segal/Wayans flick
24 January 2001 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This was a very good action thriller that kept me interested throughout. If you like Segal or Keenan Ivory Wayans, you are guaranteed to love this movie. Keenan Ivory Wayans provided the comedy while Segal added the martial arts and fighting to create a great movie. I strongly recommend that you see thins movie if you like the cast or the genre!


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