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A Man in Uniform (1993)

I Love a Man in Uniform (original title)
Henry Adler, a bank employee and actor, is cast as a cop in an upcoming television series but he begins to take his duties seriously.

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David Wellington
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom McCamus ... Henry Adler
Brigitte Bako ... Charlie Warner
Kevin Tighe ... Frank
David Hemblen ... Father
Alex Karzis ... Bruce
Graham McPherson Graham McPherson ... Mr. Pearson
Daniel MacIvor ... Director
Wendy Hopkins Wendy Hopkins ... Casting Director
Kirsten Kieferle Kirsten Kieferle ... Anita
Tabitha St. Germain ... Janet (as Paulina Gillis)
Dana Brooks ... Marilyn
Steve Ambrose Steve Ambrose ... Bank Robber
Michael Hogan ... Detective Itch
Mark Melymick Mark Melymick ... Lt. Edam
Cynthia Gillespie Cynthia Gillespie ... Crimewave A.D
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Storyline

Henry Adler lives in Ontario by himself, regularly visits his gruff and critical father, and works in a bank; he's also an actor. He finds new purpose in life when he's cast as a cop in a realistic TV show. He gets into the part, borrowing the uniform from wardrobe, and walking around the city streets. Soon he's talking to bank customers as if he's a cop; this gets him in trouble with his boss, but Henry doesn't care. He falls for one of the actresses, Charlie, and they practice together. Henry's quirks and his intensity creep her out, though, and she breaks off all contact. He's desolate. Things come to a head when one of LA's finest mistakes Henry for a real cop. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Man in Uniform See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$93,623
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

Henry's brand new portable police radio works without having any batteries installed. See more »

Connections

References The Seven Year Itch (1955) See more »

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Radio Show
Written and Performed by The Tragically Hip
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Dressed for the part ...............
3 February 2010 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Tom McCamus gives a haunting performance as an actor playing a policeman in a television series, who blurs the thin line between fantasy and reality. While he is good at imitating cops, he is not so good with relationships. After quitting his bank job, the death of his father, and being rejected by his imaginary girlfriend, McManus starts to put his police uniform to use out on the street, impersonating a beat cop. This leads to some uncomfortable situations, and eventually murder. The acting and intensity in "A Man in Uniform" is excellent, I just wish the story had been developed a little further. Still, watching this decent into madness is absolutely riveting. - MERK


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