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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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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:

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

Gross:

JPY 87,897,900 (Japan) (24 January 1997)
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In the original screenplay (114 pages), Seagal's character, Cole, was called Calhoun and Wayans's character, Campbell, was named Leary. Also, the main villain, Donald Cunningham (played by John M. Jackson) was called Abraham. See more »

Goofs

When they are supposedly meeting an informant, the wipers of the car are only working when viewed from the inside, and not from the outside. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Smith: Suffice to say, to the people he hunted for us, he was known as the Glimmer Man. There'd be nothing but jungle, then a glimmer... Then you'd be dead!
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Features Casablanca (1942) See more »

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As Time Goes By
Music and Lyrics by Herman Hupfeld
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Good entertainment
6 March 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Well, maybe I am going against the trend of voting, but sometimes we forget that there is such a thing as a capital 'E' meaning Entertainment value involved in film making.

I have just viewed this film on DVD, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Possibly doesn't rate an 'A' or 'B' rating, for artistic value, but let's face it, not all the ones that do are entertaining to a general audience.

I have always felt that Stephen seems to portray the characters he plays quite strongly without overstating the obvious. The action seems very realistic to me. And many of his films has a moral attached. Mr Cool personified. And he is rather good looking too, so nice to see a tall man on the screen as the action hero.

Pat


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