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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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Storyline

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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What a way to start the year. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Calendrier meurtrier See more »

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Gross USA:

$4,611,062
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Throughout the movie, the character played by Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Bernadette Flynn, says that she is twenty-three-years-old. At the time the movie was released, Mary was thirty. See more »

Goofs

When we first see the January victim enter her apartment, she is walking down a hallway with a bare floor. In the next scene where we see her, there is a rug on the hallway floor. See more »

Quotes

[Nick is struggling with the killer]
Nick Starkey: Listen, stop kicking me. I hate that.
[the killer kicks him again]
Nick Starkey: I told you to stop that! You're not gettin' away, why don't you just fuckin' accept it?
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Connections

References Midnight Cowboy (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

I KNOW THE FEELING
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Performed by Juanita
Produced by Richard Perry
Arranged by Steve Lindsey (as Steven Lindsey)
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Definitely, one of the best movies I've seen.
2 October 1998 | by Droog-5See all my reviews

I have always had "The January Man" on tape, but I never really sat down and watched it. One day I decided to give it a try, and I must say that it was unbelievable. Definitely one of Kline's best roles. Don't get me wrong, he was great in "A Fish Called Wanda", but he was in perfect form as Nick Starkey. And Rod Steiger was hilarious. And Alan Rickman was perfect as Ed. Great casting there. An amazing script, well directed, and great acting all around. I give it four out of four stars.


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