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The Glimmer Man (4-Oct-1996)

Director: John Gray

Writer: Kevin Brodbin

Music by: Trevor Rabin

Producers: Steven Seagal; Julius R. Nasso

Keywords: Action/Adventure, Martial Arts, Serial Killer

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Brian Cox
1-Jun-1946   The original Hannibal Lecter
Nikki Cox
2-Jun-1978   MAC and Me
Bob Gunton
15-Nov-1945   The Shawshank Redemption
John M. Jackson
1-Jun-1950   JAG
Michelle Johnson
8-Sep-1965   Blame It on Rio
Bibi Osterwald
3-Feb-1918 2-Jan-2002 Bridget Loves Bernie
Steven Seagal
10-Apr-1951   Under Siege
Stephen Tobolowsky
30-May-1951   Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day
Alexa Vega
27-Aug-1988   Spy Kids
Keenen Ivory Wayans
8-Jun-1958   A Wayans Brother


Steven Seagal   ...   Jack Cole
Keenen Ivory Wayans   ...   Jim Campbell
Bob Gunton   ...   Frank Deverell
Brian Cox   ...   Mr. Smith
John M. Jackson   ...   Donald
Michelle Johnson   ...   Jessica
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   ...   Cole's Son
Alexa Vega   ...   Cole's Daughter
Nikki Cox   ...   Millie
Wendy Robie   ...   Melanie Sardes
Harris Laskawy   ...   Coroner
Dennis Cockrum   ...   Det. Tom Farrell
Blake Lindsley   ...   School Teacher
John Bluto   ...   Hotel Desk Clerk
Sid Conrad   ...   Cemetery Priest
George Fisher   ...   Misha
Michael Bryan French   ...   Russian Detective #1
Victor Ivanov   ...   Russian Detective #2
Stephen Mills   ...   Hostage Priest
Bibi Osterwald   ...   Woman in Ovington Arms
George Couts   ...   Ghetto Kid
Susan Reno   ...   Mrs. Roslov
Freda Foh Shen   ...   Polygraph Technician
Richard Tanner   ...   Lento's Maitre D'
Paul Raci   ...   Internal Affairs Agent #1
Kevin White   ...   Internal Affairs Agent #2
Ellis E. Williams   ...   Brother Gaglio
Mireille Fournier   ...   Sister Rose
Patricia Carraway   ...   Female Detective
Paige Rowland   ...   Hostess
Fritz Coleman   ...   Himself
Albert Wong   ...   Mr. Lee
Nancy Yee   ...   Mae Lee
John P. Gulino   ...   Task Force Lawyer
Stacy Studen   ...   NY Detective
Michael Tamburro   ...   Helicopter Pilot


Review by anonymous (posted on 20-May-2006)

Just once I want to see Seagal be something other than the macho thug with a mysterious past. Just once. Well it ain't here and that's for darn sure. Let's see: he's a former CIA hit man of sorts. Golly, what a different role for him! Once again lumbering through scene after scene displaying that nonexitant acting ability, he claims to be nonviolent then pretty much kills everyone with whom he comes in contact. I gotta admit I did like the credit card trick. I also like Wayans in this film. The fact he allowed someone to actually share screen space might be a harbinger of something good, who knows. I wonder if Seagal actually ever sees these movies. Wayans who never claims to be anything but what he is, gracefully glides from scene to scene while our Akido expert comes around corners like a charging bull elephant (and dam' near as big). Is it just me or does everyone get the impression Seagal is so aware of the camera that it affects even the way he walks? Is it possible he walks like that in real life? If you know please give me a shout. I digress. Anyway, as for the teaming of these two, maybe if he would do this a little more often his currect stuff wouldn't be heading straight to video. As noted in earlier reviews, he needs to get a "glimmer" of understanding of what we expect in our macho heros. Steve, darlin', work out. The black outfits stopped hiding the belly about 70 pounds ago. You have absolutely no muscle definition, even in the arms. You have the money -- hire a trainer. Get in shape. And here's a flash: go to acting classes. Yeah, yeah I know, "I can't go to acting class, I'm a star!" Dare to be different. Learn your craft, lose the weight, get in shape, and make the kind of movies we who have been watching you for the last decade or so know you can. As for this little flick, the bad guys are exceptionally good, and fine actors all. Kudos for the casting director. The plot is very thin and we have the obligatory fight every few minutes, but thats what a Seagal film is all about. For all my criticism of Mr. Seagal THIS is what he does for a living and if there was no fighting, what would be the point of watching it? Keep in mind, kiddies, at one time he was a martial arts icon. In this movie you can still get a glimpse of that remarkable talent. This is not one of the dregs he has been releasing of late. In fact, this is at least watchable and occasionally enjoyable. As in all his stuff (especially in the last few years) don't expect too much. With Wayans here, you might actually have fun with this one.

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