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According to Keenen Ivory Wayans, one time during production, after waiting for a long time for Seagal to finally show up on the set (he was known for not caring for the time when filming was to start, and would always show up very late), Seagal appeared with some script and said how it was the greatest script he ever read in his entire life. When Wayans asked him who wrote it, Seagal responded by saying; "I did." See more »
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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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Neatly crafted action thriller, with Seagal on top wrist-snapping
as a Buddhist cop from New York, with a shadowy past, teamed with Wayans'
wisecracking LA cop to investigate the gruesome murders of a serial
known as the `Family Man'. The two leads work well together; in typical
buddy cop fashion which provides the film with the comic relief it needs
give the audience a break from the serious themes involved.
The script is competently composed; trying to surprise us as best it
can with several twists and turns, however, the story is so fully packed
with things going on that it's easy for the audience to get lost along the
way. However, that is not a problem as Seagal is on the case with his
array of impressive martial arts and likeable personality, encased in an
interesting character. To me, Seagal represents, in a way, a modern day
Wayne, always playing the same out for justice, good guy role and taking
crap from anyone along the way. He is a screen presence that can carry
the most brainless of films, but this film has both brains and brawn.
does very well here too, managing to avoid the typical stereotype of the
African-American cop who is simply there for laughs.
The direction is standard but competent in keeping a relaxed balance
between the hectic action (entwined with the tense build-ups) and the
comedic peace-time goings on. The gorier parts of the film, like the
murders, are handled with skill and successfully manage to create an eerie
atmosphere rather than simply a gory head-turning occasion.
The Glimmer Man is not a masterpiece by any means but it serves its
purpose well as a tense action thriller. It tries hard to be more than it
is, but its lack of originality is its biggest flaw but it gets top marks
for trying. You can't take anything away with you afterwards, but you can
enjoy yourself along the way.
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