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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
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:

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

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 »

Goofs

After Cole shoots Maynard, Cole is still pointing his gun at him and walking towards him. In the very next shot, Cole is suddenly standing still and holding his gun by the barrel and pointed down to the floor. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Smith: [Cole has deftly shot and wounded Smith, while trying to obtain information that can clear Jack of several recent murders] You're a fucking' psycho! Campbell, *you're* still a cop! Aren't you going to help?
Detective Jim Campbell: Okay...
[pulls a gun on Smith]
Detective Jim Campbell: But I'm a really bad shot.
[Cole stops him]
Detective Jim Campbell: Just trying to help you, Jack.
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Connections

References Kung Fu (1972) 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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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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