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The Glimmer Man (1996)

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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:

$7,605,504 (USA) (4 October 1996)

Gross:

$20,400,913 (USA) (13 December 1996)
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Trivia

Roland Joffé was originally considered to direct the picture. See more »

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Before the final confrontation between Jack, Jim and the bad guys, there's a glimpse of a hand pulling the red sofa backward when Frank, Donald and the rest of the gang are entering in the hotel room See more »

Quotes

[Deverell hears a tape of Smiths conversation with Cole]
Jack Cole: I know you're friends with everyone from the postman to the President, but *none* of them will touch you with a ten foot pole once this tape gets out.
Frank Deverell: What do you want?
Jack Cole: Donald. Donald's your trigger-man, right? We want him, not you. You give him to us in a pretty pink bow and the murder weapon. I take it from there. You take the tape. My name gets clean. Your name stays clean. Everyone's happy. Agreed?
Frank Deverell: Done.
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Connections

References The Philadelphia Story (1940) 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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Not even a glimmer of hope...
23 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Two L.A cops track down a serial killer nicknamed "The family man" who has wiped out whole families and when one of the police officer's wife takes the deep six, questions are raised and it turns out that a serial killer isn't responsible but rather mobsters. The idea of Seagal in a serial killer movie is an interesting concept, indeed one could see Seagal play a good serial killer however making him a cop who has a ridiculous penchant for prayer beads and razor sharp credit cards comes off more stupid than likably ridiculous. Also a running joke involves Wayon's enjoyment of eating powdered deer penis and well this raunchy material is utterly out of place. Not to mention the beginning of a school being taken hostage, due to a boy's breakup with his girlfriend. After Seagal neutralizes him, the girlfriend tells the young lad that she loves him. Now there is a lesson to be learned from all of this, if you want your girlfriend back, taking the school hostage may get you back on her good side. I myself would think flowers or the old fashioned phone call might work, then again though, i'm old fashioned. Besides who am I to put a damper on somebody else's brilliant reconciliation plan.

* out of 4-(Bad)


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