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Man on Fire (2004)

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

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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Release Date:

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

Radha Mitchell was excited to play a character who "got to wear expensive clothes every day." See more »

Goofs

After Samuel Ramos shot himself with Creasy's bullet, the gun can be seen on the floor with the slide locked in the open position. That would only happen if an empty magazine was inserted into the gun, but Creasy had removed the magazine beforehand and Samuel loaded the bullet manually into the chamber. After firing the single bullet, the slide would close forward again. See more »

Quotes

Rayburn: [during a barbeque cookout at his home with his family] Mariana!... Obey me, and I will love you.
Creasy: So that's how it works huh?
Rayburn: That's how it works.
[Mariana brings Rayburn his drink]
Creasy: Does she have a sister?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in Ziteitai pseftis (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Deedrah Reload (GMS Remix)
Written by Frederic Holysweski
Performed by Deedrah
Courtesy of Spun Records
(Contains a sample of "380 Volts"
Written and Performed by The S.U.N. Project
Also contains a sample of "The Rush"
Written by Riktam, Bansi and Chicago
Performed by Zorba
Courtesy of Spun Records/Tip World)
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a genuinely good movie
23 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

i liked this film a lot. it's dark, it's not a bullet-dodging, car-chasing numb your brain action movie. a lot of the characters backgrounds and motivations are kinda vague, leaving the viewer to come to their own conclusions. it's nice to see a movie where the director allows the viewer to make up their own minds.

in the end, motivated by love or vengeance, or a desire to repent - he does what he feels is "right". 'will god ever forgive us for what we've done?' - it's not a question mortal men can answer - so he does what he feels he has to do, what he's good at, what he's been trained to do.

denzel washington is a great actor - i honestly can't think of one bad movie he's done - and he's got a great supporting cast. i would thoroughly recommend this movie to anyone.


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