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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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Capt. Harris
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Johnny Deverell
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Smith's Bodyguard
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Cole's Son
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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

After the "The Glimmer Man" was completed, Warner Bros. conducted additional editing on the film to make it faster and more like a regular "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 »

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During the fight with Campbell and Donald in Campbell's apartment, the stove is jarred off the gas line, and in the short time of the fight, there is no way enough natural gas could be built up to cause the explosion seen. What is more, the next day, the glass that was blown out of the apartment just hours before is back in place. See more »

Quotes

Jack Cole: [Campbell is shot through a window but catches the ledge on his way down. Cole brings him a rope from the roof] Hang on, Jim!
Detective Jim Campbell: Good idea, Jack! I wouldn't have thought of that!
[Cole grabs him and they crash through an old lady's window]
Detective Jim Campbell: Police business, ma'am. The elevator was broken.
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As Time Goes By
Music and Lyrics by Herman Hupfeld
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17 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie has three things going for it: one is Steven Seagal as a mystical character with a shadowy past who does magical things; two Keenan Ivory Wayans as his partner, a man who cries while watching Casablanca; and three John M. Jackson(Adm. Chegwidden from JAG)as the bad guy.

Wayans spends his time trying to figure out Seagal, while Segal is going after Jackson for killing his ex-wife. Anyone who has see Seagal knows that killing his wife is bad move, and we see here that he holds his ex just as dear.

This is typical Segal martial arts action. The addition of Wayans gives it some comedy to made the ride more enjoyable. Don't think, just sit back and enjoy.


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