Despite the participation of MOONSTRUCK screenwriter John Patrick Shanley, a fine cast, and director Pat O'Connor (CAL), THE JANUARY MAN is a disappointing movie that plays like something that had languished at the bottom of Shanley's desk drawer since his student days. A wouldbe offbeat
police thriller with a dash of romance and a quirky sense of humor, the film follows the efforts of maverick police detective Nick Starkey (Kevin Kline) to catch a serial killer in New York City. Along the way, he tries to rekindle old passions with his icy sister-in-law (Susan Sarandon), then
falls for a much worthier woman who is also the mayor's daughter (Mary Elizabeth Mastrant...