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A Man Apart (2003)

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A man known as Diablo emerges to head a drug cartel after the previous leader is imprisoned.

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F. Gary Gray
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vin Diesel ... Sean Vetter
Larenz Tate ... Demetrius Hicks
Timothy Olyphant ... Hollywood Jack
Geno Silva Geno Silva ... Memo Lucero
Jacqueline Obradors ... Stacy Vetter
Steve Eastin ... Ty Frost
Juan Fernández ... Mateo Santos
Jeff Kober ... Pomona Joe
Marco Rodríguez ... Hondo (as Marco Rodriguez)
Mike Moroff ... Gustavo Leon
Emilio Rivera ... Garza
George Sharperson ... Big Sexy
Malieek Straughter ... Overdose
Alice Amter ... Marta
Jim Boeke Jim Boeke ... Bad Cop
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Storyline

Sean Vetter and Demetrius Hicks are members of the DEA who are fighting an ongoing drug war on the California/Mexico border, they are most successful at it because of their edge of growing up on the street and being thugs converted to cops. The DEA busts one of the major players by the name of "Memo" Lucero and imprison him in the United States but then a major player named Diablo then takes over the business and now he is now the major player targeted by Vetter and his team. But when Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible and in the process has to seek help from the imprisoned Lucero in order to catch Diablo. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when all Vetter can focus on is revenge... Written by Anonymous

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When they took his love... they took his life. On April 4th. he's taking it back. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic violence, language, drug content and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

official website

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

4 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Diablo See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,019,224, 6 April 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,183,197, 11 May 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,350,926, 18 January 2013
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Knockaround Guys (also from New Line Cinema) and A Man Apart were shelved for a year after the success of Vin Diesels previous movies The Fast and Furious and Triple X. New Line Cinema felt both movies would be more successful financially with a bigger name action star attached. See more »

Goofs

When Sean and his group get in the silver car to leave the plane hanger, the car has a temporary license sticker in its rear window. When the car pulls out of the hanger, the temporary sticker is gone and there is a proper license plate where one should be. See more »

Quotes

Hondo: Remember that cop who took down the big man? We took care of his stupid bitch wife.
Sean Vetter: So you took care of his stupid bitch wife?
Hondo: Yeah. Any bitch who marries a cop has got to be stupid. The keys are in the car. Take care.
Sean Vetter: You killed my wife, you motherfucker?
[Sean beats him to death]
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bernie Mac/Good Charlotte (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Straight Out of Line
Written by Salvatore P. Erna
Performed by Godsmack
Courtesy of Republic/Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A Man Apart doesn't set itself apart from other vigilante movies
26 March 2007 | by view_and_reviewSee all my reviews

When I rate a movie or give my opinion of a movie, I try my best to compare it to other movies like it. For example, if it is a drama about family, I use other dramas about families as a benchmark. "A Man Apart" is definitely a vigilante film. Sean Vetter's (Vin Diesel) wife was murdered and he is out to find the killer. If you want a reference for a vigilante film, see just about any Charles Bronson movie, or some of the movies with Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwazzenegger, or Steven Segal. One of my personal favorite vigilante movies is the Denzel Washington starred "Man on Fire".

Comparatively, "A Man Apart" doesn't quite match up. Whether it was how the movie was done, or it was Vin Diesel, I didn't quite feel the pain of Sean when he lost his wife. This type of movie is dependent upon the drive of the main character and getting the audience to understand or feel that same drive. Sure, most of us would understand a man seeking revenge or justice for the wrongful death of his wife, but the character still has to have some type of charisma or believability. Vin Diesel is too one dimensional to show a wide range of emotions, and there weren't enough scenes showing the bond between Sean and his wife for me to be too upset when she was killed. In the end, the movie was about a vigilante seeking justice who I wanted to succeed, but I was still indifferent about.


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