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The Man (2005)

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

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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)


$8,326,035 (USA) (7 October 2005)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


When Andy is eating his hamburger in the diner, Vann is drinking from a glass, the two straws are white when Vann is holding the glass, at one point when the glass is placed on the table the straws are clear. The glass is also repositions itself a few times. 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.
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References Shaft (2000) See more »


Improvisation #4
Written and Performed by Craig Wingrove
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User Reviews

1 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wasn't expecting a lot from this movie other than a laugh, and it succeeded. Yes, there were dump parts to the movie, but I continued to laugh throughout the entire movie.

Samuel Jackson plays his usual tough cop wanting to solve the crime.

Eugene Levy as the salesman is very convincing. Even I wanted to tell him to shut-up! Putting the two together creates a very funny duo all the way to the final moments of the movie.

There is profanity, but Levy gives Samuel Jackson a cute lesson on how to avoid using the "F" bomb. Along with other "life" lessons that Jackson needed to be reminded of.

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