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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

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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  »

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Box Office


$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£329,233 (UK) (9 September 2005)


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A working title for this film was "El Maninator". See more »


When Vann cuffs Andy in the car and goes up to visit Manny Cortez, the car is off with the keys clearly in the "off" position (which can be seen when Andy turns the stereo on). A minute later, Andy glances over at the steering column to find the keys on and the engine somehow running. See more »


Special Agent Derrick Vann: You know how I can tell you're lyin'? I can smell the bullshit coming out of your mouth.
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Spoofs Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »


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Performed by Zap Mama featuring Erykah Badu
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11 September 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Great story.Great action Great acting. The reason I give it a six is because it wasn't THAT funny. It was humorous at best. This i believe is the writers fault. The dialog just wasn't good enough. Eugene had nothing to work with. He still managed to make it work somehow.Remember Splash? Samuel played great his facial expressions were masterful. I have to admit that recently I might have been spoiled by Kiss Kiss Bang Bang which had the most amazing humorous dialog. Another thing that bothered me was that it was so obviously not Detriot. You can get away with making movies in Toronto in a lot of cases. But if you want to make us believe its Detroit then you gotta mess the place up a bit more.

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