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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 ... 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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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 »


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Pigeon Camera
Written and Performed by The Tragically Hip
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Disturbing
14 October 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This is a very different movie that isn't easy to find on either VHS or DVD. I know it as "Man In Uniform" and, unfortunately, got rid of my tape after seeing this a few times. Now I regret it because I'd like to see it again.

"Disturbing" is a word most often used to describe this story. A mentally- disturbed small-time actor gets a role in a show in which he plays a cop. He begins to think that is really is a policeman and begins to impersonate one out in the streets.

This is a Grade-B type production with actors that may not be familiar outside of Canada, but it gets by. Tom McCamus plays the main role as "Henry Adler." Brigitt Bako is interesting in here, too.

If you can find this movie and enjoy stories about wacked-out people, grab it.


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