The Glimmer Man 1996

The Glimmer Man

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A grimy, humorless glimpse of Steven Seagal's direct-to-video future, Glimmer Man fails to shine.

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A former government operative renowned for his stealth, Jack Cole (Steven Seagal) is now a Los Angeles police detective. When a series of horrible murders occurs in the metro area, Cole is assigned to the case, along with tough-talking fellow cop Jim Campbell (Keenen Ivory Wayans). Although the two men clash, they gradually become effective partners as they uncover a conspiracy linked to the killings, which also involves terrorism and organized crime.

Cast & Crew

Steven Seagal
Lt. Jack Cole
Keenen Ivory Wayans
Det. Jim Campbell
Bob Gunton
Frank Deverell
Brian Cox
Mr. Smith
John M. Jackson
Donald Cunningham
Stephen Tobolowsky
Christopher Maynard
Ryan Cutrona
Capt. Harris
Johnny Strong
Johnny Deverell
John Gray
Director
Kevin Brodbin
Screenwriter
Michael I. Rachmil
Executive Producer
Rick Bota
Cinematographer
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Critic Reviews for The Glimmer Man

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Audience Reviews for The Glimmer Man

  • Mar 26, 2012
    Got a love/hate relationship with Seagal and his films, on one hand they are all completely nonsense of the highest order and rarely any good (unless your a Seagal fan of course). Its the same old formula with Seagal, ALWAYS being some kind of special forces guy or elite police force guy or ex-military guy etc...and called upon to save the good old US of A from nasty villains, always taking it very easy in the process (I've never really seen the guy run much during the action), always looks the same and always uses an obvious stunt double for everything lol! On the other hand you can't complain because like JCVD or Arnie his films do what they say on the tin and everyone knows what to expect, if you don't like this type of film then you obviously don't watch. Many do watch because Seagal is one of the old 80's action man pack and does provide your daily fix of gratuitous violence and bloodshed. This is probably one of his last better offerings before he got too fat and entered into the 'straight to DVD hell' of seemingly no return. We see Seagal in all his glory, providing his own wardrobe I assume as I have gotten the impression over the years he insists on wearing his 'ethnic' attire no matter what role he plays lol! I think he likes to be seen as a spiritual warrior of the East. The action is predictable as is the plot and the characters are your typical mismatched duo with the obligatory unfunny quips from Wayans. Its basically the same old Seagal in the same old role doing the same old shit with the same old stunt double, guys run at Seagal, he touches them, they throw themselves head over heels through a window. To be honest I never knew how or why Seagal managed to get into action films as the guy displays the least amount of action I've ever seen in an action film, but I guess some like his stuff and this isn't too bad, just don't expect any surprises.
    Phil H Super Reviewer
  • Jul 25, 2008
    Not a bad flick, one of the last i watched Seagal in before his movies became "b" like
    Lee K Super Reviewer
  • Apr 20, 2008
    A bit darker than most buddy-cop genre films, but the teaming of Seagal and Wayans does work in many ways. The movie moves along too fast at times and a bit slower at others, but this was the last truly halfway-decent film Seagal made (with the exception of Into The Sun). It's not Rush Hour, true, but thank God it's not becuase if Wayans was even half as annoying (and unfunny) as Chris Tucker, then I would've thrown this DVD into the fireplace before the classroom scene.
    Derek D Super Reviewer
  • Apr 12, 2008
    I guess it was kind of entertaining.
    Yinalí R Super Reviewer

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