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The January Man (1989)

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Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Kline ... Nick Starkey
Susan Sarandon ... Christine Starkey
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ... Bernadette Flynn
Harvey Keitel ... Frank Starkey
Danny Aiello ... Vincent Alcoa
Rod Steiger ... Eamon Flynn
Alan Rickman ... Ed
Faye Grant ... Alison Hawkins
Kenneth Welsh ... Roger Culver (as Ken Welsh)
Jayne Haynes Jayne Haynes ... Alma
Brian Tarantina ... Cone
Bruce MacVittie ... Rip
Bill Cobbs ... Detective Reilly
Greg Walker Greg Walker ... January Man
Tandy Cronyn ... Lana
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Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, and corruption all are in the background as Nick tries to uncover the secret of where the killer will strike next, and finally must lay a trap without the police. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Eleven women. Eleven months. Only one man can stop him. See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Im Zeichen der Jungfrau See more »

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Gross USA:

$4,611,062
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

When Allison was strangled (and later died) in the beginning of the movie, there isn't a bruise marked on her neck from the ribbon that the strangler was using. See more »

Quotes

Christine Starkey: You love me.
Nick Starkey: No, I loved an idea I had that looked like you.
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Ed's Tune
Written by Rod McBrien and Questar Welsh
Produced by Rod McBrien
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People are taking this movie to seriously
1 February 2003 | by damir00See all my reviews

I'm watching the "thrilling" climax as I type this.

Listen, folks, this film wasn't meant to be taken seriously, it's meant more as a parody or farce. Just listen to the soundtrack during the "dramatic" moments, it's not even trying to be serious. I'm guessing the cast was struggling to keep from bursting out in laughter during the filming because it really is stuffed full of every imagineable cliche.

Though there are some original lines. "I want to make you haggis." I mean, come on, how can anyone even begin to imagine this was meant seriously. It's like a police drama version of "Showgirls".

Well, without as much skin. ;-)


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