The Glimmer Man

  • 18
  • John Gray (1996)
  • US
  • 87 min
The Glimmer Man
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Sandwiched between his eco-warrior outings On Deadly Ground and Fire Down Below, this action thriller has Steven Seagal going back to the no-brainer fare that made his name. It's a partial success, but ultimately lacks the slick thrills of his early films thanks to John Gray's unexceptional direction. Here, the murky government past of Seagal's new-age cop comes back to haunt him as he pursues a serial killer. Keenen Ivory Wayans provides a lively foil as his partner, but Brian Cox, as Seagal's former boss, only succeeds in butchering an American accent again.

Plot Summary

Action thriller starring Steven Seagal and Keenen Ivory Wayans. Jack Cole is a former US government undercover agent known as "The Glimmer Man" because of his speed and agility. He's now working as a detective in LA, where his skills are being put to the test in the hunt for a serial killer.

Cast and crew


Jack Cole
Steven Seagal
Jim Campbell
Keenen Ivory Wayans
Frank Deverell
Bob Gunton
Mr Smith
Brian Cox
John M Jackson
Michelle Johnson
Christopher Maynard
Stephen Tobolowsky
Millie's father
Peter Jason


John Gray

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Bros
Swearing and nudity, edited for some of its violence.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 18