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Man on Fire (2004)

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In Mexico City, a former assassin swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.

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John W. Creasy
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Samuel Ramos
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Mariana Garcia Guerrero
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Esteban De La Trinidad ...
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A wave of kidnappings has swept through Mexico, feeding a growing sense of panic among its wealthier citizens, especially parents. In one six-day period, there were twenty-four abductions, leading many to hire bodyguards for their children. Into this world enters John Creasy, a burned-out ex-CIA operative/assassin, who has given up on life. Creasy's friend Rayburn brings him to Mexico City to be a bodyguard to nine-year-old Pita Ramos, daughter of industrialist Samuel Ramos and his wife Lisa. Creasy is not interested in being a bodyguard, especially to a youngster, but for lack of something better to do, he accepts the assignment. Creasy barely tolerates the precocious child and her pestering questions about him and his life. But slowly, she chips away at his seemingly impenetrable exterior, his defenses drop, and he opens up to her. Creasy's new-found purpose in life is shattered when Pita is kidnapped. Despite being seriously wounded during the kidnapping, he vows to kill anyone ... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Sabotage his work, his fiery will be releashed See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and strong violence | See all certifications »

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23 April 2004 (USA)  »

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Hombre en llamas  »

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Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,751,490 (USA) (23 April 2004)

Gross:

$77,862,546 (USA) (13 August 2004)
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Trivia

Christopher Walken's character Paul Rayburn is reference to The Fan (1996), also directed by Tony Scott. See more »

Goofs

When Jorge Gonzalez is removing the blue and red cover for his car, it clearly shows the windshield fully intact with no cracks. However, when he gets in the car, and Creasy gets in after him, the windshield is clearly cracked and broken in numerous places. See more »

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Pita: That's "Bird" Emilio forgot to take him with when he left.
Creasy: Who's Emilio?
Pita: My last bodyguard. He drove me to school in the morning and picked me up in the afternoon
Creasy: I'm here for you?
Pita: In between you can take Mum shopping and to lunch. Does that sound all right, Mr. Creasy?
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Daniel Paredes ... Son of a driver See more »

Connections

Featured in HBO First Look: The Making of 'Man on Fire' (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Nessun Dorma from Turandot
Written by Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Adami (as Guiseppe Adami) and Renato Simoni
Performed by Luciano Pavarotti with the Orchestra del Teatro Arena di Verona, conducted by Armando Gatto
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Perfect...Just Perfect. Do yourselves a favor and watch it but...
16 March 2005 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

...dont read any plot summaries because in words the plot might seem trivial, brain-dead and pointless. The film is excellent, the acting by both Denzel and Dakota (she will go sky high, trust me on that)are just fabulous, and the plot is mind blowing. Actually "fabulous" is a small word to use for such talented actors. The film is just based on actual facts and some characters are not fictional, a fact that adds up to the shock that i was having during and after the film. If you are fond of both actors and of somewhat deranged films, you still haven't watched your favorite one yet...Trust me, in the end you will have a weird and inexplicable feeling. The film is awesome, see it, rent it, buy it or whatever...just don't miss it


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