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A Man Apart (2003)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  4 April 2003 (USA)
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A man known as Diablo emerges to head a drug cartel after the previous leader is imprisoned.

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Geno Silva ...
Memo Lucero
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Ty Frost
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Mateo Santos
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Pomona Joe
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Hondo (as Marco Rodriguez)
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Gustavo Leon
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Garza
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Big Sexy
Malieek Straughter ...
Overdose
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Marta
Jim Boeke ...
Bad Cop
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Storyline

Sean Vetter and Demetrius Hicks are members of the DEA who are fighting an ongoing drug war on the California/Mexico border, they are most successful at it because of their edge of growing up on the street and being thugs converted to cops. The DEA busts one of the major players by the name of "Memo" Lucero and imprison him in the United States but then a major player named Diablo then takes over the business and now he is now the major player targeted by Vetter and his team. But when Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible and in the process has to seek help from the imprisoned Lucero in order to catch Diablo. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when all Vetter can focus on is revenge... Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic violence, language, drug content and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 April 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El Diablo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$367,980 (Brazil) (22 August 2003)

Gross:

$790,742 (Brazil) (12 September 2003)
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Trivia

After poor test screenings, New Line had 15 Minutes (2001) director John Herzfeld come in and shoot some additional scenes - notably the ending and cemetery finale - to wrap things up. Also, dialog scenes were cut and some scenes also shortened to speed up the pace. This caused the film to miss several release dates. Regular Herzfeld composer J. Peter Robinson also worked on some new score to jazz things up. New Line also had to change the name from El Diablo due to a law suit from the game developer Blizzard. Potential titles included Push The Limits, Diablo (no El in front), Sean Vetter, Vetter and This Man's Dominion. A Man Apart was finally chosen as the studio felt it suited the theme of the film. See more »

Goofs

When he wakes up in the hospital, he has been there for quite sometime because they had already buried his wife. It looks as if his white socks are dirty, which means he was walking in them recently. See more »

Quotes

Overdose: Get the fuck out of my house!
Demetrius Hicks: Listen man, you got to chill! All right?
Overdose: Chill? Fuck you!
[fires a couple of gunshots while Sean fires back]
Overdose: You want me to chill so you can ice me? Fuck you! Get the fuck out!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bernie Mac/Good Charlotte (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Double Drums
Written by Peter Kruder
Performed by Peace Orchestra
With kind permission of g-stone recordings / SMV Schacht
Musikverlage GmbH
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Concerning the action, starts off fresh but by the end is just getting repetitive!!!
4 July 2005 | by (Nelson, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

A Man Apart is nothing special but after the first 15 minutes I didn't think I'd be saying that in my comment. It starts off really well, exciting, good characters and it was moving along nice and quickly. While the good characters and the moving along kept up throughout the movie, the most important thing didn't - the excitement. The action sequences just became like Vin Diesel's acting voice - exactly the same the whole movie. The director tried his best to vary it (bombs, choking .etc) but these things never seemed to have any effect, for what reason I don't know. Also the storyline was unbelievably predictable.

There are a lot of action movie out there, a lot - you're not going to find anything new in this one.


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