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Man on Fire (2004)

 -  Action | Drama | Thriller  -  23 April 2004 (USA)
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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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Storyline

John Creasy was a former CIA special agent. He is hired in a rich Mexican family as bodyguard for protecting their teenage girl named Pita. Creasy was alcoholic and frustration rift in his life before he joins this family. Pita innovate his life and switch him smile again. Creasy feels very much fondness for her. One day Pita was kidnapped by criminals and Creasy was shot through the criminals when he attempts to save her. After a couple of days John Creasy is release from wounded also came to know Pita was killed by the criminals. Then he ready for himself for revenge and the criminals who was involve in abduction they are hunt by him one by one. Written by Minhaz

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Revenge is a meal best served cold See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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

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Also Known As:

Hombre en llamas  »

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Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$365,867 (Japan) (17 December 2004)

Gross:

$3,894,070 (Japan) (21 January 2005)
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"The Voice" lives in apartment 26D Via Appia. Via Appia is also the road in Italy where the 6,000 rebel slaves that followed Spartacus were crucified. See more »

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When Creasy is standing on the bridge before taking his final walk, there is a shot which shows his St. Jude medallion hanging visibly outside his shirt, but after a cut-away, he is next shown pulling the medallion out. See more »

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Pita: Do you have a girlfriend, Creasy?
Creasy: What?
Pita: Do you have a girlfriend?
Creasy: No. What kind of question is that, anyway? You're supposed to be studying history, okay?
Pita: It is history... Creasy history.
Creasy: No, that's ancient history.
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Special thanks to Mexico City. A very special place. See more »

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Written by Carlos Cháirez (as Carlos Alberto Chairez), Ulises Lozano (as Joaquin Ulises Lozano),
Omar Góngora (as Juan Omar Gongora), Gilberto Cerezo (as Augustin Gilberto Cerezo)
Performed by Kinky
Courtesy of Sonic 360/Nettwerk America, LLC
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3 Denzels and 1 Dakota For Your Money
4 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here's a gritty, get-the-bad guys revenge story starring a relentless and rough Denzel Washington. He's three personalities here: a down-and-out-low-key-now drunk- former mercenary, then a loving father-type person to a little girl and then a brutal maniac on the loose seeking answers and revenge.

The story is about Washington hired to be a bodyguard for a little American girl living in Mexico, where kidnappings of children occur regularly (at least according to the movie.) He becomes attached to the kid, played winningly by THE child actress of our day, Dakota Fanning. When Fanning is kidnapped in front of him, Washington goes after the men responsible and spares no one. Beware: this film is not for the squeamish.

This is stylish film-making, which is good and bad. I liked it, but a number of people found it too frenetic for their tastes as the camera-work is one that could give you a headache. I thought it fit the tense storyline and was fascinating to view, but it's (the shaky camera) not for all tastes.

Besides the two stars, there is the always-interesting Christopher Walken, in an uncharacteristically low-key role, and a number of other fine actors.

The film panders to the base emotions in all of us, but it works.


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