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A Man Apart (2003)

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 ...
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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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£527,730 (UK) (4 April 2003)

Gross:

$26,183,197 (USA) (9 May 2003)
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WILHELM SCREAM: Heard when one of the anti-drug agents is hit by gunfire during the raid on a Tijuana nightclub. See more »

Goofs

As Sean starts up the stairs to the 2nd floor of the old cantina towards the end of the film, you can see a crew member moving a light reflector in a mirror on the left side of the frame. This is fully visible in the widescreen print, but appears only as a moving light in the full screen print. See more »

Quotes

Demetrius Hicks: Why are you still alive and your homies are dead?
Overdose: I was in the attic.
Demetrius Hicks: Doin' what?
Overdose: Hidin'.
Demetrius Hicks: What kind of coward shit is that, man?
Overdose: You see homey in there in that chair with his tongue pulled through his neck? Man, you'd better get real. Reflexes too slow.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bernie Mac/Good Charlotte (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Gobinday
Written by Erin Kamler, Dan Powell and Adam Milo Smalley (as Adam Smalley)
Performed by Mantra Girl
Courtesy of ADAMAS Records
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Not Vin's Greatest Movie
18 April 2006 | by (Egypt) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie a few days ago, i have to admit it's different from Vin's other movies, the story did not make much sense in some parts,it felt a little overcooked in others., and slow paced in the middle. While the movie had the explosions, gun fights and car chases, I felt that it was not about the violence/revenge as much as it was about Vin's character mourning his wife's death and choosing to do so in anger, it was his way of screaming, letting the world hear his pain.

The thing that really effected me is the relationship between Sean and Stacey, the connection they had, even though we did not see much in the beginning of the movie, i felt that they had a strong bond. The acting

  • in between the violent scenes is not half bad, specially Vin's scene


at the hospital, it's heart breaking. It is a good start for Vin in to do more " human " normal everyday roles, we have to respect the guy for that.


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