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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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Hard drinking, burnt out ex CIA operative John Creasy has given up on life until he's hired as a bodyguard to protect nine year old Pita Ramos. Bit by bit, Creasy begins to reclaim some of his soul, but when pita is kidnapped, Creasy's fiery rage is finally released and he will stop at nothing to save her as he sets out on a dangerous, revenge fuelled rescue mission. Written by Freddie Bidwell

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A Promise To Protect. A Vow To Avenge See more »


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

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23 April 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hombre en llamas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,751,490, 25 April 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$77,911,774

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$130,293,714
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Trivia

Dakota Fanning's first day of shooting was for the scene where Creasy takes Pita to school for the first day. See more »

Goofs

When Aurelio Sanchez attempts to escape in the red VW van, it crashes through a gate, trailing a large sheet over its roof. A moment later when it crashes into the truck, the sheet is over the windshield. See more »

Quotes

[Creasy is being shown mugshots after Pita's kidnapping while recovering in the hospital]
Manzano: Do you recognize any of these men?
Creasy: No. That make me a suspect?
Manzano: No. It would be convenient, but no.
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Crazy Credits

Special thanks to Mexico City. A very special place. See more »

Connections

Remake of Man on Fire (1987) See more »

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Follow Me Down
from film Abandon (2002) (uncredited)
Written by Clint Mansell
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
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Perfect...Just Perfect. Do yourselves a favor and watch it but...
16 March 2005 | by 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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