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The Man -- 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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The Man -- 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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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
9 September 2005 (USA) See more »
One guy walks the walk. The other talks and talks. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Samuel L. Jackson ... Derrick Vann

Eugene Levy ... Andy Fiddler

Miguel Ferrer ... Agent Peters

Luke Goss ... Joey Kane

Susie Essman ... Lt. Rita Carbone

Anthony Mackie ... Booty

Gigi Rice ... Susan

Rachael Crawford ... Dara Vann
Philip Akin ... Second I.A. Agent

Christopher Murray ... Homeless Man
Joel Keller ... Laptop Guy
John Hemphill ... Ted

Kathryn Greenwood ... Flight Attendant
Carrie Cain-Sparks ... Big Kim (as Carrie Cain Sparks)
George Ghali ... Cab Driver
Leni Parker ... Cashier
Matt Cooke ... Uniform Cop on PA
Joe Sacco ... Rookie
Neville Edwards ... Tall Agent
Scott Wickware ... Booking Officer

Tomorrow Baldwin Montgomery ... Kate Vann
Geoffrey Bowes ... Phone Agent (as Geoff Bowes)

Randy Butcher ... Guard
Jessica Kelly ... Female Prisoner
Eldridge Hyndman ... Muscular Prisoner

Peter Oldring ... Young Guard

Leonard L. Thomas ... Mark (as Leonard Thomas)

Maxwell McCabe-Lokos ... Pinto Driver (as Max McCabe)
Frank Spadone ... Conventioneer
Andrew Stelmack ... Conventioneer
Gordon Bolan ... Conventioneer
Jeff J.J. Authors ... Waiter (as J.J. Authors)
Toby Proctor ... Cavity Search Guard

Peter Kosaka ... Asian Man

Beatriz Yuste ... Nun

Jackie Laidlaw ... Nun

Dina Pino ... Nun
Patricia Brown ... Nun
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lindsay Ames ... Waitress (uncredited)
Michael Cameron ... IA Driver (uncredited)
Kevin Rushton ... Thug (uncredited)

Horatio Sanz ... Santos (uncredited)

Nestor Serrano ... Manuel "Manny" Cortez (uncredited)

Directed by
Les Mayfield 
Writing credits
Jim Piddock (screenplay) &
Margaret Oberman (screenplay) and
Stephen Carpenter (screenplay) (as Steve Carpenter)

Jim Piddock (story) &
Margaret Oberman (story)

Produced by
Kent Alterman .... executive producer
Brian Campbell .... line producer: additional photography
Toby Emmerich .... executive producer
Robert N. Fried .... producer (as Rob Fried)
Keith Goldberg .... associate producer
Mathew Hart .... executive producer
Bill Straus .... co-producer
Tim Van Rellim .... line producer: additional photography
Michele Weiss .... associate producer
Original Music by
John Murphy 
Cinematography by
Adam Kane 
Film Editing by
Peter Fandetti 
Jeffrey Wolf 
Casting by
Sig De Miguel 
Amanda Mackey Johnson 
Cathy Sandrich 
Wendy Weidman 
Production Design by
Carol Spier 
Art Direction by
James McAteer 
Set Decoration by
Peter P. Nicolakakos 
Costume Design by
Delphine White 
Makeup Department
Allan A. Apone .... makeup artist: Mr. Jackson
Judi Cooper-Sealy .... hair department head
Sylvain Cournoyer .... makeup department head
Cathy Shibley .... key hair stylist
Robert L. Stevenson .... hair stylist: Mr. Jackson
Megan Tanner .... hair stylist: Luke Goss
Megan Tanner .... makeup artist: Luke Goss
Lianne Turturici .... key makeup artist (as Lianne Turturci)
Julia Valente .... assistant makeup artist
Victoria Wood .... wigs: Sam Jackson
Production Management
Armand Leo .... unit production manager
Frank Salvino .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeff J.J. Authors .... first assistant director (as J.J. Authors)
Tyler Delben .... third assistant director
Beau Ferris .... trainee assistant director
Walter Lawlor .... trainee assistant director
Nick Lopez .... assistant director
Elizabeth Parker .... third assistant director
Elizabeth Parker .... trainee assistant director
Eric S. Potechin .... second assistant director
John Stoneham Jr. .... second unit director
Jodi A. Tario .... assistant director
David Vaughan .... first assistant director: second unit
Art Department
John Bannister .... key scenic artist
Deryck Blake .... property master
David Coronella .... leadman
David DeMarinis .... assistant decorator
Danielle Fleury .... assistant set decorator
Summer Gaal .... set dresser
J. Ryan Halpenny .... assistant art director
Al Hobbs .... set designer
Jae Pak .... assistant art director
David Ritchie .... second on-set dresser
Nathan A. Smith .... set dresser
Martin Weinryb .... set decoration buyer
Sound Department
Joe Barnett .... sound re-recording mixer
JuliAnne Bonnett .... transfer assistant
Thomas Brandau .... production sound mixer: Los Angeles
Michael J. Broomberg .... foley artist
Bruce Carwardine .... sound mixer
Patrick Cyccone Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Ross Deane .... boom operator: reshoots
Victor Ray Ennis .... supervising sound editor
Paul Flinchbaugh .... digital audio assistant
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley mixer
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
Mark Harris .... sound recordist
Zach Hunter .... second boom operator
Daniel S. Irwin .... adr & dialogue editor
Adam Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Kenneth L. Johnson .... sound editor
Michael Kamper .... sound effects editor
Randy Kelley .... sound editor
Ryan Murphy .... sound recordist
Tom Ozanich .... sound effects editor
Mark P. Stoeckinger .... supervising sound editor
Lisa Varetakis .... adr editor
Lisa Varetakis .... dialogue editor
Markus Wade .... boom operator
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
David Yonson .... adr mixer: Toronto
Special Effects by
Matt Corrigan .... special effects technician
Kaz Kobielski .... special effects coordinator
Mark Rice .... special effects supervisor
Dean Stewart .... special effects office administrator
Paul Vernon .... special effects props builder
Visual Effects by
Krista Allain .... visual effects coordinator: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Ryan Beadle .... digital I/O
Thomas R. Bryant .... visual effects editor
Steve Caldwell .... digital compositor
Keith Cooper .... 3D artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Jon Cowley .... 3D supervisor: Intelligent Creatures
Mark Dornfeld .... visual effects supervisor
Peter Dydo .... 3D artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Michele Ferrone .... visual effects producer
Raymond Gieringer .... visual effects supervisor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Jamie Hallett .... senior digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
R.J. Harbour .... digital compositor
Michael Hatton .... visual effects technical advisor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Shaina Holmes .... lead compositor
Nicholas Kim .... digital compositor
Nicholas Kim .... title designer
Lev Kolobov .... digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Jason Kolodziejczak .... digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Wendy Lanning .... visual effects producer: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Danny Lee .... digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Laurence Lok .... digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Jason Maher .... 3D artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Lori C. Miller .... digital compositor
Lon Molnar .... visual effects creative advisor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Lillani E. Moran .... visual effects coordinator
L. Elizabeth Powers .... digital compositor (as Laurie Powers)
Darcy Reno .... systems administrator (as Darcy Bangsund)
Mark Sawicki .... blue screen consultant
Leonardo Silva .... 3D artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Amani Williams .... digital compositor
Matt Birman .... stunt performer
Tommy Chang .... stunts
Shelley Cook .... stunts
Danny Lima .... stunts
Steve Lucescu .... stunt performer
Darren Marsman .... stunt driver
Regan Moore .... stunt performer
Regan Moore .... stunt rigger
Layton Morrison .... stunt performer
Billy Oliver .... stunt performer
Chris Palermo .... stunts
Edward A. Queffelec .... stunt performer
Robert Racki .... stunts
Rex Reddick .... stunt coordinator
Scotty Richards .... precision driving coordinator (as Scott Richards)
John Stead .... stunt performer
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunt coordinator
Bryan Thomas .... stunts
Marcus Young .... stunts
Ryan Happy .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Alexander .... focus puller: additional photography
Richard Allen .... gaffer: second unit
Kevin Barnes .... electrician
David Breeze .... gaffer
Elizabeth Caruana .... assistant camera: dailies
Jeffrey Cassidy .... digital video assist operator
Joe Chouchanian .... grip: additional photography
Michael Decina .... key rigging grip
Andrew Dumas .... second assistant camera: additional unit
David M. Dunlap .... director of photography: additional principal photography
William Engel .... grip
William Engel .... rigging grip
Ava Gerlitz .... still photographer
Mark Hryma .... camera operator: Wescam camera
Alan Jacoby .... second assistant camera: additional photography
Patrick King .... dolly operator
Alan Millar .... electrician
Clyde Miller .... camera operator: Wescam camera
Clyde Miller .... first assistant camera: aerial unit
Mark Willis .... camera operator: "a" camera
Casting Department
Chris Bustard .... extras casting: Los Angeles
Donna Dupere .... extras casting
Samantha Finkler .... casting assistant
Brad Gerstl .... extras casting representative
Sara Kay .... casting associate: Toronto
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... adr voice casting
Aaron Unrau .... extras casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Askia Won-Ling Jacob .... costumer: Mr. Jackson
Marcia Scott .... costumer
Editorial Department
Peter Fandetti .... associate editor
Daniel Kupresan .... assistant editor
Aaron Marshall .... assistant editor
David McGroarty .... assistant editor
Sandy Pereira .... trainee assistant editor
Nicole Sears .... editorial production assistant
Music Department
Brent Arrowood .... score assistant engineer
Tyler Barton .... additional score engineering
Gustavo Borner .... scoring mixer
Stephen Coleman .... conductor
Stephen Coleman .... orchestrator
Scott Conrad .... assistant score mixer
Robin Joseph .... music clearances
Tom Kramer .... music editor
Kory Kruckenberg .... scoring assistant engineer
Peymon Maskan .... music coordinator
Robert Puff .... music preparation
David Sabee .... orchestra contractor
Dana Sano .... music supervisor
Erin Scully .... music executive
Transportation Department
Tim Fagan .... driver: honeywagon
Ron Hilts .... swamper
Dana Howes .... transportation coordinator
Glenn Hughes .... picture car co-captain
Wayne Ireland .... picture car captain
Wayne Williams .... transportation coordinator: Los Angeles reshoots
Robert Whelan Jr. .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Samantha Armstrong .... script supervisor
Lorrie Barth .... second assistant accountant
Mark Bashian .... production assistant
Michael Bederman .... production accountant
Dana Belcastro .... production executive
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... armorer
Stephanie Lee Berger .... weapons handler
Matt Brutocao .... assistant: Mr. Fried and Mr. Mayfield, Los Angeles
Aloura Melissa Charles .... production assistant
Sylvie Chesneau .... script supervisor: additional photography
Jas Chima .... assistant: Mr. Fried and Mr. Mayfield, Toronto
Pauline Chung .... set supervisor
Christopher Comrie .... payroll accountant
Lee Ann Cotton .... assistant coordinator: re-shoots
Tamela D'Amico .... production assistant
Elan Dassani .... computer playback operator
Ray Felipe .... script researcher
Lisa Gyorfi .... production secretary
Richard Hughes .... location manager
Alan Kilmer .... production assistant
Lizette Kilmer .... production secretary (as Lizette Jaimes)
Ashley Kravitz .... script clearance
Darron Leiren-Young .... first assistant production coordinator
Rose Lister .... first assistant accountant
Scott Allen Logan .... location manager
Scott Allen Logan .... location manager: additional photography
Jason Lorr .... office production assistant: re-shoots
Sarah Nilson .... location security (as Sarah Weight)
Scott Parker .... post-production accountant
George Ploszczansky .... security: Mr. Jackson
Boris Radivojevic .... location support
John Rakich .... location scout: re-shoots
Mary C. Snyder .... title designer
Joe Steele .... production resources
Brent Stephenson .... production assistant
Sheree Thompkins .... production assistant
Dave Tommasini .... pilot: Wescam helicopter
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. .... inventory services (uncredited)
Jacob Hair .... tattoo designer (uncredited)
Lynnanne Zager .... adr loop group (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for language, rude dialogue and some violence (Approved No. 41703)
83 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-11 | France:U | Iceland:14 | Iceland:12 (video rating) | Ireland:12A | Mexico:B | Netherlands:MG6 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:11 (DVD rating) | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (Approved No. 41703)
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Did You Know?

A working title for this film was "El Maninator".See more »
Continuity: After Vann drives and knocks Booty into the telephone pole Vann can be seen driving on for a couple seconds afterward and past cars on the right. Those cars are gone and Vann is only a few feet past the telephone pole when he stops the car and gets out to "talk" with Booty.See more »
Andy Fidler:I just think we should be cooperating if I'm going to be your partner...
Special Agent Derrick Vann:You are *not* my partner!
Andy Fidler:Really? Then what am I?
Special Agent Derrick Vann:You're my bitch. My own personal bitch. When I pull the strings, you dance. Till then, you sit there, keep your mouth shut, and don't say a word... like the puppet you are.
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32 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
All the production values of a Saturday afternoon action serial., 14 September 2005
Author: sikboy21 from Toronto, ON

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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