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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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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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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

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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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$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£329,233 (UK) (9 September 2005)

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$8,326,035 (USA) (7 October 2005)
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Samuel L. Jackson wanted Darius Jackson to play an unspecified role. See more »

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Andy Fiddler is supposed to be a salesman for dental hygienic products and equipment however he has horrible teeth! His bottom teeth are extremely crowded, stained and yellowed. He would not be a very convincing salesman in real life. See more »

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[repeated line]
Andy FidlerSpecial Agent Derrick Vann: Oh, fuck-cryin' out loud!
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Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst of 2005 (2006) 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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3 March 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The Man is one of what I like to call 'MWLP': Movies with little plot. The movie's plot is rather thin: Jackson is a cop whose partner was just killed by a gun-smuggling ring. He sets up a buy with a dealer, but a case of coincidence leads Levy to intercept the goods. Now that the dealers think Levy is the buyer, Jackson has no choice but to work with Levy to bust the ring.

Like I said, the plot if mediocre. But the movie itself is good. Jackson walks the walks, and Levy talks, talks, and talks! The cursing, swearing, tough-as-nails cop paired with a dental supply salesman who really just wants to get the job over with and go on with his life: preferably before Jackson shoots him in the keyster (again!). But in the end, Jackson must swallow his pride as Levy takes matters into his own hands and sets up a trade to get Jackson into the heart of the operation. Not bad for a dental supply salesman!

Over all...if you want an engaging, twisting, turning and suspenseful...look elsewhere. You want laughs, and one of the most outrageous cop pairings since Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan, see this movie.


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