The January Man Movie Review Summary

Actors: Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon, Harvey Keitel, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Danny Aiello, Rod Steiger, Alan Rickman

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A remarkable cast fails to enliven this sorry 1989 turkey written by John Patrick Shanley after his excellent "Moonstruck." Nick and Frank Starkey (Kline and Keitel, respectively) were both policemen until a scandal forced Nick off the force (and into the fire department!?). A serial killer who has taken 11 lives forces the police to ask unconventionial, semi-hippy Nick back. Police bribery and corruption, and Frank's wife Christine (Sarandon) provide complications as Nick handily figures out the killer's m.o.: killing only on dates that are prime numbers and choosing the locations so that when they are mapped on a computer model of the city they form the notes of a popular song.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   catching/stopping killer    -   hunted by killer/stalker Criminal enemy is...    -   law enforcement gone bad

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   dangerous Misc setting    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing breasts    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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