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Man on Fire (2004)

R  |   |  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

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 »

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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:

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

Gross:

$3,894,070 (Japan) (21 January 2005)
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Dakota Fanning's first day of shooting was for the scene where Creasy takes Pita to school for the first day. See more »

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Dakota's baby teeth seem to change around quite a bit. See more »

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Pita: There are some good things in this world.
Creasy: Oh yeah, like what?
Pita: Like meeting me.
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Deedrah Reload (GMS Remix)
Written by Frederic Holysweski
Performed by Deedrah
Courtesy of Spun Records
(Contains a sample of "380 Volts"
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Performed by Zorba
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Best film of the year
12 February 2005 | by (England) – 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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