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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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Trivia

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

[from trailer]
[after Derrick shoots Andy in the butt]
Andy Fidler: You shot me!
Special Agent Derrick Vann: I grazed you.
Andy Fidler: Well, that's still shooting me!
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Just Do It
Written by Ft (as Winston George Morris), Keith Ernesto Harris (as Keith Harris) and Richard Frierson
Performed by Ft (as FT)
Courtesy of Tru Criminal Records / New Line Records
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All the production values of a Saturday afternoon action serial.
14 September 2005 | by (Toronto, ON) – See all my reviews

I can't say the movie was a disappointment because I got what I expected from the trailer. I hoped for Jackson to reprise the Jules character from Pulp Fiction but I knew I wouldn't get him. Instead we get someone almost as angry and a whole lot more impotent: he threw tantrums when it's obvious that his bad-ass character would beat Levy. The chemistry between Jackson and Levy never develops, it's a tired combination of the oblivious and irritating (Levy) teamed up with the dead-serious bad-ass (Jackson). The director doesn't know how to take advantage of the two as his gags are poorly set-up. There's an awful lot of lowest-common-denominator stuff in this movie. Once the movie starts to drone on, out comes the fart jokes. In the end, I amused myself by substituting my own dialogue throughout the movie and looking for references to Toronto. That's another disappointment: the movie is set in Detroit and filmed in Toronto but there was minimal effort to actually make the city FEEL like Detroit. Sure, they digitally removed the CN Tower from the city skyline but the unique Toronto streetcars and streetcar tracks, Petro-Canada gas-stations, Royal York Hotel, bilingual signposts, people walking about and NO garbage or graffiti anywhere prove that it is NOT Detroit. They should have at least avoided the skyline completely since it doesn't match Detroit at all, even with the Skydome and CN Tower removed. There you go: a poor to mediocre effort on all levels.


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