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The Man (2005)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 9 September 2005 (USA)
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.

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Joey Kane
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Lt. Rita Carbone
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Booty
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Susan
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Dara Vann
Philip Akin ...
Second I.A. Agent
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Homeless Man
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Laptop Guy
John Hemphill ...
Ted
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Flight Attendant
Carrie Cain-Sparks ...
Big Kim (as Carrie Cain Sparks)
George Ghali ...
Cab Driver
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Storyline

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

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

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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

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9 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le boss  »

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Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£329,233 (UK) (9 September 2005)

Gross:

$8,326,035 (USA) (7 October 2005)
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Luke Goss wears a Freemason's ring in the film. See more »

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When Vann gets out of the car after Andy farts, he clearly closes the car door. However, when he goes to get back in, the door is open. See more »

Quotes

Andy Fidler: [while farting] It's just a little flatulence.
Special Agent Derrick Vann: Just a little flatulence? An elephant can shit in the back and not smell as bad.
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Connections

References Shaft (2000) See more »

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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
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Two Stars With Potential: Where Did This Go Wrong?
12 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The plot had some potential. Mistaken identity, guns, Samuel L. Jackson, and then it went wrong...flatulence. You knows it's going to be stupid and somewhat silly.

Eugene Levy plays Andy Fidler, a dental supply salesman, who is mistaken for a guy who wants to buy illegal guns from a heist where Vann's (Samuel L. Jackson) partner was killed.

Then, it turns out that Andy has a somewhat "criminal" past. But Andy seems too oblivious to what's going on. How could he possibly have anything to do with Vann's partner's death? With laughs from mostly bathroom humor, this "comedy" is funny. I was laughing at how stupid it was! Les Mayfield is on a definite losing streak. Eugene and Samuel have talent...why this load of crap?!?!? 5/10


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