The Man (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  9 September 2005 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 21,295 users   Metascore: 33/100
Reviews: 76 user | 70 critic | 27 from

Special Agent Derrick Vann is a man out to get the man who killed his partner but a case of mistaken identity leads him to Andy Fidler, a salesman with too many questions and a knack of getting in Vanns way.



(screenplay), (screenplay), 3 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in


Airs Sun. Nov. 29, 12:00 PM on HBO

1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Formula 51 (2001)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An American master chemist plans to score big on a once in a lifetime drug deal. All does not go as planned and he is soon entangled in a web of deceit.

Director: Ronny Yu
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Carlyle, Emily Mortimer
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A LAPD officer will stop at nothing to force out the interracial couple who just moved in next door.

Director: Neil LaBute
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson, Kerry Washington
Soul Men (2008)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Though it's been some twenty years since they have spoken with one another, two estranged soul-singing legends agree to participate in a reunion performance at the Apollo Theater to honor their recently deceased band leader.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, Sharon Leal
Showtime (2002)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based T.V. cop show.

Director: Tom Dey
Stars: Robert De Niro, Eddie Murphy, Rene Russo
Cleaner (2007)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A former cop who now earns a wage as a crime scene cleaner unknowingly participates in a cover-up at his latest job.

Director: Renny Harlin
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Ed Harris, Eva Mendes
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The story of what happens one day in New York when a young lawyer and a businessman share a small automobile accident on F.D.R. Drive and their mutual road rage escalates into a feud.

Director: Roger Michell
Stars: Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Kim Staunton
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

To protect a woman (Nia Long) and her son (Jascha Washington) from a robber (Terrence Howard), a male FBI agent (Martin Lawrence) disguises as a large grandmother.

Director: Raja Gosnell
Stars: Martin Lawrence, Nia Long, Paul Giamatti
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Two mismatched security guards are thrown together to bust a smuggling operation.

Director: Dennis Dugan
Stars: Martin Lawrence, Steve Zahn, Colm Feore
Cop Out (2010)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A comedy about a veteran NYPD cop whose rare baseball card is stolen. Since it's his only hope to pay for his daughter's upcoming wedding, he recruits his partner to track down the thief, a memorabilia-obsessed gangster.

Director: Kevin Smith
Stars: Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Juan Carlos Hernández
Shaft (2000)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

New York City police detective John Shaft (nephew of the original 1970s detective) goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder.

Director: John Singleton
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Christian Bale
Blue Streak (1999)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A former convict poses as a cop to retrieve a diamond he stole years ago.

Director: Les Mayfield
Stars: Martin Lawrence, Luke Wilson, Peter Greene
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An FBI agent takes on a plane full of deadly and venomous snakes, deliberately released to kill a witness being flown from Honolulu to Los Angeles to testify against a mob boss.

Director: David R. Ellis
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Nathan Phillips


Cast overview, first billed only:
Joey Kane
Lt. Rita Carbone
Dara Vann
Philip Akin ...
Second I.A. Agent
Homeless Man
Laptop Guy
John Hemphill ...
Flight Attendant
Carrie Cain-Sparks ...
Big Kim (as Carrie Cain Sparks)
George Ghali ...
Cab Driver


A federal agent turns up dead and a hardcore undercover agent, known as Derrick Vann heads off to try and recover the stolen arms and find the killers. Andy Fiddler is an ordinary family man and a dentist, and is out heading to a conference, when he gets stuck in the same mess. Criminal Kane believes Fiddler is 'The Man' behind it all and offers him a gun. Vann spots him and drags him across town, with him posing as the actual 'Man'. Written by simon

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


One guy walks the walk. The other talks and talks. See more »


Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, rude dialogue and some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:






Release Date:

9 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le boss  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£329,233 (UK) (9 September 2005)


$132,547 (South Africa) (18 November 2005)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

| |


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


At the 1:01 mark, you can see Luke Goss trip over his own feet. See more »


The second time Andy is told to go to a specific place to meet up with the dealer, he gets out of the car and gets back in without telling Vann where to go. Somehow Vann seems to know where to go right when Andy gets back into the car. See more »


Special Agent Derrick Vann: If you try to run this time, I'll put a bullet in a part of your ass where you're gonna need it.
See more »


Spoofs Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »


It's a New Thing (It's Your Thing)
Written by Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Trugoy The Dove (as David Jolicoeur) and Kelvin Mercer
Performed by The Isley Brothers featuring D-Nat, Onda and De La Soul
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Underrated and Fairly Funny.
15 August 2006 | by (Canada(Montreal,Quebec)) – See all my reviews

Rated PG-13 for language, rude dialogue and some violence Quebec Rating:G Canadian Home Video Rating:14A(should be PG)

I just saw The Man on the movie network.This movie came and went in theaters but it had Samuel L Jackson in it and it seemed funny so I decided to check this film out.Samuel L Jackson is a great actor and this film is no exception.His acting is good.So is Eugene Levy's.The storyline is okay but this film does have some very funny moments and the chemistry between Samuel L Jackson and Eugene Levy was good.This film is about a cop who must team up with a salesman who talks too much in order to get revenge on the weapon dealers who killed his partner.The Man is a fairly funny film and I think its a good rental.



10 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I thought this movie was pretty funny Nisa_19
Why some one has to fart in almost all Hollywood comedies lately? lekom
not a bad movie rodney_tx
It's A Tasty Burger digitalziggurat
Samuel L Jackson's eye infection stryker189
Did these people even research Detroit for one minute? Princess-Darla
Discuss The Man (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: