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The January Man (1989)

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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, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Kline ... Nick Starkey
Susan Sarandon ... Christine Starkey
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ... Bernadette Flynn
Harvey Keitel ... Frank Starkey
Danny Aiello ... Vincent Alcoa
Rod Steiger ... Eamon Flynn
Alan Rickman ... Ed
Faye Grant ... Alison Hawkins
Kenneth Welsh ... Roger Culver (as Ken Welsh)
Jayne Haynes Jayne Haynes ... Alma
Brian Tarantina ... Cone
Bruce MacVittie ... Rip
Bill Cobbs ... Detective Reilly
Greg Walker Greg Walker ... January Man
Tandy Cronyn ... Lana
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Storyline

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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Eleven women. Eleven months. Only one man can stop him. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Calendrier meurtrier See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,716,442, 15 January 1989

Gross USA:

$4,611,062

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,611,062
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Roger Ebert referred to this movie as "one of the worst films of all time" in 1990. See more »

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As a matter of definition, the integer 1 (one) is not a prime. See more »

Quotes

Mayor Eamon Flynn: Who do you think you're talking to? Jesus Christ! Who the fuck do you think you're talking to? You think I'm your wife? You wanna fuck me? Don't mess with me! You mess with me and you better have a goddamn sense of humor the size of Lake Michigan to find something to laugh about. And if I send you a rubber duck to work with that is the news. Can you understand that? Oh! Do you understand?
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Referenced in Honest Trailers: Die Hard (2015) See more »

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Amherst Song
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Sung by Faye Grant
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A former detective, now a fireman, searches for a serial-killer.
2 January 2007 | by fedor8See 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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