David Wellington's A MAN IN UNIFORM simultaneously explores the fetishism surrounding law enforcement and the psychic quirks--especially fractured identity and a peculiar form of sadism--that may be prerequisites for thespian talent. Modestly budgeted but visually stylish, this 1993
Canadian feature begins intriguingly but fails to deliver promised insights.
Henry Adler (Tom McCamus) is a struggling actor who begins to take his Stanislavsky a little too seriously. When he sees a policeman shot in busy downtown Toronto, it apparently gives him just the sense memory his craft requires, and he scores a small role as a beat officer in a TV cop show
called "Crime ...