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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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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

Steven Seagal championed Trevor Rabin as the composer of the film. Years earlier, Rabin, an avid guitar enthusiast - like Seagal, had coached and trained Seagal with his guitars. See more »

Goofs

When Cole is fighting with Donald at the end of the movie, a wound on Donald's forehead disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Jim Campbell: Have you seen Casablanca?
Jack Cole: You're asking me, have I seen Casablanca?
Jim Campbell: Have you?
Jack Cole: A guy like me, not seen Casablanca?
Jim Campbell: Well have you?
Jack Cole: No.
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Connections

Features Now, Voyager (1942) 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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A bit different from Seagal's other films
26 July 2009 | by (Canada(Montreal,Quebec)) – See all my reviews

The Glimmer Man is probably Seagal's darkest film.His other films were action packed and very entertaining.The Glimmer Man is more of a mystery/thriller.There is still quite a bit of action, as well as more comedy than the average Seagal film.Also Seagal and Keenan Ivory Wayans had fairly good chemistry.The plot has Seagal and Wayans trying to catch a serial killer.After the killer murders Seagal's ex-wife they think he did it.So now he has to prove his innocence while trying to catch the real killer, with the help of his partney played by Keenan Ivory Wayans.Now, Glimmer Man is not very original, it's sort of like the movie Seven mixed with your average action/cop/buddy film.But I enjoyed it.It was a bit different from Seagal's other films. It was funnier and also darker, but fans will still probably enjoy it.


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