The Glimmer Man [DVD] 
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Detective Jack Cole (Steven Seagal) is on the trail of a psychopath in Los Angeles. When he is teamed with homicide detective Jim Campbell (Keenan Ivory Wayans), they stumble upon a conspiracy that leads back to Cole's past - as a top secret government agent known as the 'Glimmer Man'.
Steven Seagal needed a new approach to his standard head-busting heroics, so he teamed up with Keenen Ivory Wayans for this routine 1996 action flick. This time stone-faced Steve plays Los Angeles homicide detective Jack Cole, newly transplanted from New York and teamed up with Jim Campbell (Wayans). They're assigned to track down "The Family Man," a serial killer who earned his nickname by crucifying entire families and leaving religious graffiti as his calling card. The case heats up when the latest victim turns out to be Cole's ex-wife, and Cole is considered a primary suspect. That makes Seagal get really mad--you don't want to get Seagal too upset, y'know--but he still has time to quote Buddhist wisdom and crack wise with Wayans, who plays it relatively straight as the practical half of this partnership. Glimmer Man is typical Seagal stuff all the way, with obligatory fight scenes every 10 minutes or so, but Seagal fans will enjoy it and Brian Cox makes a suitably hissable villain. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to the VHS Tape edition.See all Product Description
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There are too many "classic" scenes in the film to record in a brief summary but those that leap to the fore include the scene in the chinese restaurant - Seagal is attacked by several men and ends up practically demolishing the restaurant "I'm sorry we're closed for redecoration - about two months I'd say" and in a different scene, Keenen Ivory Wayans' classic quote "I've just got to suck on some deer...".
The story: a number of bizarre murders have taken place in which the victims have been crucified. Seagal and Wayans are partnered to investigate (both cops). Seagal starts to think that there is more than one killer at work (one using the original murders as an excuse to "cover up" some other killings and ends up shooting the original killer in what his Department considers suspicious circumstances. Wayans starts to suspect Seagal and discovers that his history is incomplete (a bit like Seagal himself).
However, after Wayans is blown (literally) out of his apartment and a joint visit to watch 'Casablanca' they start working together to solve the case which includes the CIA and the Russian Mafia. Why the 'Glimmer Man' - you'll have to buy the film to find out.
The fundamental flaw in The Glimmer Man is that it's just far too contrived. The 80s 'mis-matched cops' cliché didn't help either. Plus, the film was yet another Seven [Blu-ray]  wannabe, a sub-genre that flooded cinemas post October 1995.
Seagal plays Jack Cole, a weirdo New York cop transferred to Los Angeles for reasons that are never clearly defined. He's teamed-up with wisecracking Detective Jim Campbell (Keenan Ivory Wayans, who did not like Seagal) to catch 'The Family Man'; a serial killer who crucifies families (actually just the parents).Read more ›
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Very good movie. What a team!! Keenan Ivory Wayan. Action, pure adrenaline filled action.There is the jungle, then a glimmer, then boom, you are dead.Published 21 days ago by Ileana Paunica
A good movie, full of action. Ok, not quite successful as Under Siege was, but good enough!!Published 7 months ago by Steve