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The January Man (1989)

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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Christine Starkey
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Bernadette Flynn
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Police Commissioner Frank Starkey
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Captain Vincent Alcoa
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Mayor Eamon Flynn
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Ed
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Alison Hawkins
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Roger Culver (as Ken Welsh)
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Alma
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Lana Pico
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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, 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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13 January 1989 (USA)  »

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Im Zeichen der Jungfrau  »

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$4,611,062 (USA)
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At the end after Nick explains to the woman, who would have been the last victim, their plan to catch the killer in her apartment, she faints. However, as she begins falling, her glasses start to fall off. She motions to keep them on her head. See more »

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Nick Starkey: It's a beautiful day. I'm going to put on my best dress and go to a funeral.
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References Flowers in the Attic (1987) See more »

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I KNOW THE FEELING
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
Performed by Juanita
Produced by Richard Perry
Arranged by Steve Lindsey (as Steven Lindsey)
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A former detective, now a fireman, searches for a serial-killer.
2 January 2007 | by (Serbia) – See all my reviews

One of the most insane mainstream movies I've seen. An absurd mix of thriller, comedy, romance, and other things; the manic behaviour, strange dialogues, and weird/inconsistent mood-changes make this a very silly movie but also an enjoyable one. As flawed as it might be, I dare anyone to say that it's dull. Star-studded, as film-critics love to say, but in a good sense. Kline is entertaining as the detective-turned-fireman-turned-detective, Steiger - sporting silly blond hair - overacts like a lunatic in the role of the city's emotional mayor, Aiello plays the classic ever-angry cliché police boss, Keitel stands around looking rather bored, Mastrantonio shows that she's got terrific breasts, the model for the painting shows she's got even better breasts, and it's always good to have Susan Sarandon in a movie - though quite ironically of all actresses she doesn't show her terrific chest! The serial-killer in the story must be the most absurd serial-killer either on film or in reality: the method that he uses to select his victims, and the time and the place, has to be seen to be believed. The film has most of the elements to make it a camp classic.


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