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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Calendrier meurtrier See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,716,442, 15 January 1989

Gross USA:

$4,611,062

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,611,062
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

As a matter of definition, the integer 1 (one) is not a prime. See more »

Quotes

Mayor Eamon Flynn: Who do you think you're talking to? Jesus Christ! Who the fuck do you think you're talking to? You think I'm your wife? You wanna fuck me? Don't mess with me! You mess with me and you better have a goddamn sense of humor the size of Lake Michigan to find something to laugh about. And if I send you a rubber duck to work with that is the news. Can you understand that? Oh! Do you understand?
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References Midnight Cowboy (1969) See more »

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Ed's Tune
Written by Rod McBrien and Questar Welsh
Produced by Rod McBrien
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Why so serious?!?
6 March 2009 | by silmaril-6See all my reviews

If you're looking for extreme suspense and top-notch thriller, go watch Seven. But if you're looking for a nice little movie with stellar cast, very good acting and silly story that'll amuse you for some 90 minutes, then try The January man. It is silly - an absurd mix of thriller, comedy, romance, drama, good cop - bad cop, the story is full of flaws, but the movie itself is really well done. Too many people around wonder where's logic in it and give it low rating because of that, but The dark knight (with sillier story and average acting) is somehow best film of a decade?!? This is a movie that doesn't take itself too seriously and neither should you.


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