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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

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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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Steven Seagal championed Trevor Rabin as the composer of the film. Years earlier, Rabin, an avid guitar enthusiast - like Seagal, had coached and trained Seagal with his guitars. See more »

Goofs

When Cole and Campbell are walking by the movie theatre, Cole is not wearing gloves. When he shows Campbell the airline ticket, he is wearing one black glove. (This is a reused insert shot from earlier in the film, when Cole was wearing gloves while examining the ticket in the Roslov house.) See more »

Quotes

Jack Cole: [Campbell is shot through a window but catches the ledge on his way down. Cole brings him a rope from the roof] Hang on, Jim!
Jim Campbell: Good idea, Jack! I wouldn't have thought of that!
[Cole grabs him and they crash through an old lady's window]
Jim Campbell: Police business, ma'am. The elevator was broken.
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Alternate Versions

Airings on cable station TBS include two additional scenes not seen in the theatrical version or on home video/DVD. The first scene has Campbell visiting Jessica Cole at work, where he informs her about Jack being suspended and a suspect in the Dunleavy murders. The second scene (which follows immediately afterward) has Jessica returning home and confronting Jack about the news he was suspended, and they have a brief argument. Both occur after the scene where Cole and Capt. Harris talk in the bathroom following the polygraph questioning. See more »

Connections

Featured in Detonator (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

As Time Goes By
Music and Lyrics by Herman Hupfeld
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Seagal's best buddy action flick
25 May 2010 | by ciscokid1970See all my reviews

Seagal who had become famous as a one man wrecking crew teams up in this to do a two fisted action movie. If you liked 48 Hours or any of the Lethal Weapon movies this is for you. This is not some fruity drama or foreign romance…this is a fighting shooting DUDE movie.

The story is clean and full of action with clever bits of comedy and well placed explosions. This is a kind of movie that can be watched over and over again in the company of dudes who love dude movies. Seagal plays his Asian holy man role, that for peace and harmony likes to beat the living crap out of bad guys. For a partner there is the wise cracking Keenen Wayans who perfectly compliments Seagal. And there are plenty of smaller role bad guys that meet their demise. But the parts played by Brian Cox and John Jackson were great.

Well worth owning.


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