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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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Creasy's art is death, and he is about to paint his masterpiece. See more »


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

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23 April 2004 (USA)  »

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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

The scenes at Pita's school were shot at a convent nearly identical to one Tony Scott visited in Milan. He'd gone there to scout locations for this movie. "It felt like déjà vu." See more »

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When Creasy is under the bridge with Fuentes, he takes the latex glove off of his left hand. He then walks around the car and takes the left glove off again. See more »

Quotes

[translated from the Spanish]
song lyrics: A word does not say anything, and at the same time it hides everything. Just as the wind that hides the water, like the flowers that mud hides. A glance does not say anything, and at the same time it says everything. Like rain on your face, or an old treasure map. A truth does not say anything, and at the same time it hides everything. Like a bonfire that does not go out, like a stone that is born dust. If one day you need me, I will be nothing. And at the same time...
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Daniel Paredes ... Son of a driver See more »

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Features Requiem for a Dream (2000) See more »

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Oye Como Va
Written by Tito Puente
Performed by Kinky
Courtesy of Sonic 360
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Best film of the year
12 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

This has to be one of the best, if not the best film i have seen for a very, very long time. Had enough action to satisfy an fan, and yet the plot was very good. I really enjoyed the film,and had me hooked from start to finish.

Added blood and gore in there, but brought the realistic nature of what happens to the front of the film, and even had a tear jerker ending for many people i should think.

It is a must watch for anyone. Seen many reviews, slating the film, but to be fair, most the films that get bad reviews, turn out to be some of the best. this proves it once again.

Rent this film, buy this film, just go out and watch this film. You will not be disappointed.


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