The January Man

Synopsis: Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, and corruption all are in the background as Nick tries to uncover the secret of where the killer will strike next, and finally must lay a trap without the police.
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery
Director(s): Pat O'Connor
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

Hey, cowboys!

Want some sugar?

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Should auld acquaintance

be forgot...

No. I would never forget you.

I'll never forget you.


After you, my dear Alphonse.

Thank you.

Oh, dear!

Call me if you get blue.

I am blue.

Call me.

The phone will be ringing

by the time you get home.

Here I go.

Wait till she gets in, please.



Happy New Year.

Happy New Year, honey.


Gracie Mansion, please.


They've multiplied.

Lord Jeffrey Amherst

was a soldier

Royal and true

And he summoned all the Indians

Into his sight

Oh, Amherst, dear

Oh, hello.


Line up!

Hello, Pepino.

Hello, little Lord Byron.

Come here and lay one on me.

Four, three, two, one!

Happy New Year!

Frank, wait a minute.

Forget it.

Just forget it.

That's easy to say.

You don't understand.

See, I don't care anymore.

I don't care

what makes sense anymore.

I don't give a rusty f***...

if they boot me down

the City Hall steps...

and send me back to the Bronx!

We gotta get this guy!

Everything that can be done

is being done.

My daughter was with her

last night.

It was my daughter, my child.

It could have been her.

This is not politics anymore.

Everything's politics!

The hell it is!

I can't even sleep.


When you point your finger

at some guy...

and you say this is the guy

that could do the job...

ain't the flashbulbs going?

Don't you read it

in the papers the next day?

Get me your brother...

and get him now...

and get him before you go

to the ballet, Frank.

Get those hoses up here!

Come on. Move your ass!

Move it!

Get it on, Tony!

OK, Tony, turn it up!

In the windows!

Put it in the windows!

Turn it on!

Get that pressure up!

Turn it on, damn it!

- Chief?

- Yeah?

I'm looking for one of your men.

Who are you?

Franklin Starkey.

I'm Chief Sunday.

Who you want?

- Nick Starkey.

- He's in there.

Well, get him out here.

I have to talk to him.

It remains to be seen whether

or not he is coming out!

What the hell

are those guys doing?

Tell them to get the hoses up!

That window!

Over there!

Get jumping now!

Come on! Move it!

Move it, damn it!

Stay with it.

Hey! Advance that line!

Hi, there.

I'll take it from here, Nick.

I wonder if I could get

a cup of coffee.

Preferably espresso.

I'm not happy to see you, Frank.

You should be.

I've come to take you

away from all this...

and make you a big shot.

I never wanted

to be a big shot, Frank.

That's your thing.

You must be up sh*t's creek

to be here talking to me.

The mayor knows you're good

at this kind of thing.

You must be out of your mind

with amnesia...

to be here talking to me.

Now calm down, Nick.

I'm a fireman!

We're going to reinstate you.

I'm a fireman now!

We're going to take all the heat

we have to from the press.

I run into these f***ing

buildings when they're on fire!

You're gonna get a commendation

for what you did tonight.

Please, don't bother

on my account.

That was very heroic.

Go, Frank.

There's a lot between us.

None of it is good.


It's my career.

All right.

I'll come back.

Frank... on one condition.

What do you think of Maria?

- Who's Maria?

- The ballerina.

She doesn't trust

her partner enough.

Should she?

I don't think she has

any other choice.

Where's Frank?

I don't know.

He's late.

In that case, let me see you

through intermission.

Mrs. Starkey, where's

the commissioner tonight?

Here he is.

Excuse me.

Duty calls, and Christine goes.

I was beginning to think

you wouldn't make it.

I had to go...

I had to talk to Nick.

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John Patrick Shanley

John Patrick Shanley is an American playwright, screenwriter, and theatre and film director. His play Doubt: A Parable won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as the 2005 Tony Award for Best Play. more…

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