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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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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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drugs | dea | revenge | bust | drug cartel | See more »

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When they took his love... they took his life. On April 4th. he's taking it back. See more »


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

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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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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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Shadow of Camera is visible on Memo Lucero's taxi towards the beginning of the film. See more »

Quotes

Hondo: Remember that cop who took down the big man? We took care of his stupid bitch wife.
Sean Vetter: So you took care of his stupid bitch wife?
Hondo: Yeah. Any bitch who marries a cop has got to be stupid. The keys are in the car. Take care.
Sean Vetter: You killed my wife, you motherfucker?
[Sean beats him to death]
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bernie Mac/Good Charlotte (2003) See more »

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Touch
Written by Seal & Mark Batson
Performed by Seal
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Nothing special. And I mean, NOTHING.
4 November 2004 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

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.

4/10.


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