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The Man (2005)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 9 September 2005 (USA)
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
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Second I.A. Agent
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Homeless Man
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Ted
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Big Kim (as Carrie Cain Sparks)
George Ghali ...
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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)  »

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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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Luke Goss wears a Freemason's ring in the film. See more »

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When Vann gets out of the car after Andy farts, he clearly closes the car door. However, when he goes to get back in, the door is open. See more »

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Special Agent Derrick Vann: I'm gonna check the front of my car. If it smells like ass, I'm gonna beat you like a runaway slave.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst of 2005 (2006) See more »

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Improvisation #4
Written and Performed by Craig Wingrove
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The Man has it's moments, but overall fails to deliver
22 June 2007 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I don't know why, but something just made me wanna pick up the movie The Man. Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy, why not? I have never seen Samuel in a comedy, so I thought this would be interesting and it seemed like a movie with a guaranteed laugh. While I did have moments where I laughed, like the scene where Andy tells the bad guys who Derrick is, that he's his, well, you'll have to see, I don't know if I can write it on IMDb. The story was good and the actors were fine, I'm not sure why, but the movie just didn't work or click like I thought it would.

Andy is a dentist who is about to go make huge speeches around the country, coincidentally he is in the place of where a cop, Derrick, is going under cover to buy weapons from a gang. Andy is mistaken for Derrick and now has become part of the case pretending that he's interested in this stuff. But it may not happen since he's driving Derrick insane with his pure and wholesome image.

The Man has a few good laughs that I'm sure you'll get, but I do warn you that the movie doesn't provide a full out comedy that you'll die laughing from. Eugene held his own, but Samuel in my opinion at least really cannot hold a comedy very well. He was meant to play like a serious but lovable tough guy cop, but it didn't work. So I'll leave this one up to you, if you wanna check it out, go ahead, because it's one of those films you'll have to see for yourself.

5/10


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