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The Man (2005)

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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

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

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Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$55,626 (South Africa) (4 November 2005)

Gross:

$132,547 (South Africa) (18 November 2005)
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A working title for this film was "El Maninator". See more »

Goofs

It's impossible to shift a car from "park" into "drive" while revving the engine like Andy did while handcuffed in Vann's car. See more »

Quotes

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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Bandy Bandy
Written by Marie Daulne and Chris McHale
Performed by Zap Mama featuring Erykah Badu
Courtesy of Luaka Bop
Erykah Badu performs courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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