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The Glimmer Man (1996)

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Two cops, played by Seagal and Wayans, are forced to work together to solve a chain of mysterious killings by a killer nicknamed "The Family Man".

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John Gray

Writer:

Kevin Brodbin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... Lt. Jack Cole
Keenen Ivory Wayans ... Det. Jim Campbell
Bob Gunton ... Frank Deverell
Brian Cox ... Mr. Smith
John M. Jackson ... Donald Cunningham
Michelle Johnson ... Jessica Cole
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Christopher Maynard
Peter Jason ... Millie's Father
Ryan Cutrona ... Capt. Harris
Richard Gant ... Det. Roden
Johnny Strong ... Johnny Deverell
Robert Mailhouse ... Smith's Bodyguard
Jesse Stock Jesse Stock ... Cole's Son
Alexa PenaVega ... Cole's Daughter (as Alexa Vega)
Nikki Cox ... Millie
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Storyline

Jack Cole is a soft spoken, mystical, new age New York cop with a checkered past. He is transferred to Los Angeles to help Los Angeles cop Jim Campbell solve a series of brutal murders in which the victims are crucified. The murders that have happened since Jack arrived in Los Angeles just don't sit right with him. When the killer, known as the "Family Man", kills Ellen DunLeavy, who happens to be Jack's ex wife and the mother of his two kids, and Ellen's husband Andrew DunLeavy, it becomes personal - especially when Jack's prints are found on Ellen's body. Jack meets with his military mentor Smith, not knowing that Smith is in cahoots with local crime boss Frank Deverell. Written by Todd Baldridge <sandib@eastky.com>

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Two good cops. One bad situation.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Chinese | Russian

Release Date:

4 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Glimmer Man See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,605,504, 6 October 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,100,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,000,000
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

35mm prints consist of five reels. See more »

Goofs

During the polygraph test, Cole is fingering and stroking a string of beads. This is a relaxation technique that would never be allowed during a polygraph test for fear of giving inaccurate results. See more »

Quotes

Jack Cole: You know, when you wake up in the morning and look in the mirror, I think you're probably happy. Pleased at what you see. And that disturbs me. So I'm gonna take it on as my responsibility to make sure that you never get to look in the mirror again.
Donald Cunningham: I woke up happy, I'm goin' to bed happy. 'Cause you're gonna be dead.
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Connections

Referenced in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016) See more »

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As Time Goes By
Music and Lyrics by Herman Hupfeld
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Classic Seagal at its best!!!
16 February 2003 | by ryan larsonSee all my reviews

Truly my favorite Seagal movie. Akido, one liners, arrogance, and humor all provided by the action star the critics love to hate. The Lento's scene is probably the best of Seagal's troubled career and is sorely missed in his latest films. An action vehicle that played perfectly to his talents and probably the last of the finest when it comes to the Seagal collection with the exception of "Exit Wounds". Although unappreciated at the box office, this is what made Seagal "Seagal" and belongs in any Seagal fans DVD collection.


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