A gun-for-hire known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Russia and Eastern Europe.
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
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 »
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Get the fuck out of my house!
Listen man, you got to chill! All right?
Chill? Fuck you!
[fires a couple of gunshots while Sean fires back]
You want me to chill so you can ice me? Fuck you! Get the fuck out!
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Maybe it's too harsh to call 'A Man Apart' a downright bad movie. But the truth is, the movie hasn't got a single thread of originality, great acting or a decent story to provide.
Sean Vetter (Vin Diesel) is a streetwise, tough ass cop who's hunting down one of the biggest Mexican druglords, played by Geno Silva. When the drug-syndicat in their turn try to kill Vetter, they mistakenly shoot his wife. As a result, Vetter is set out for justice and revenge.
Leave it to Vin Diesel to do the rough part, but his emotional role is completely snowed under. He's no Charles Bronson, that's for sure. Add the dubious and stereotypical bad guys and tough cops, and you got yourself a barely OK revenge flick.
For the people who aren't fan of Diesel or of the tough cop driven over the hill kinda films, I would advise against watching this rather mediocre flick.
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