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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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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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Nothing left to live for......everything to fight for See more »


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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

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The original title of the movie was Diablo. New Line Cinema had to change the title to avoid a lawsuit of the role-playing hack and slash video game Diablo. See more »

Goofs

Shadow of Camera is visible on Memo Lucero's taxi towards the beginning of the film. See more »

Quotes

[after Jack sarcastically claims he will trade his Porsche for Sean's truck]
Sean Vetter: Ah... Let me get your license and registration, please.
Hollywood Jack: May I, um, ask what I did?
Sean Vetter: Yeah, your mud flaps. You got no mud flaps on this.
Hollywood Jack: It's a fuckin' Porsche.
Sean Vetter: Well you won't have to worry about it when you trade it in for the truck.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bernie Mac/Good Charlotte (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Gobinday
Written by Erin Kamler, Dan Powell and Adam Milo Smalley (as Adam Smalley)
Performed by Mantra Girl
Courtesy of ADAMAS Records
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Decent action film
22 February 2004 | by stamperSee all my reviews

Lately, i do not watch too many ‘old-fashioned' action films like this. This has mostly to do with the fact that action films are somehow always the same. The only things that can make an action film decent are not too many corny scenes and some comedic elements. Take for instance Cradle 2 the Grave, which I saw a couple of weeks back. Now the action was pretty OK, there were some funny elements, but there were some stupid things as well (such as a corny ending). Or Bulletproof Monk, which was a bit corny overall. While A Man Apart is certainly not a good film, it is one of the better ‘old school' action films I've seen lately. The acting is decent, there are no corny elements and there is a good mix of emotion / softness and action. The film might not be suited for the big screen, but it does well as a rental (BTW: the film was shot between 2000 and 2001 and got shelved at first). The film certainly has some interesting elements and is better than most of Seagal's or Van Damme's new films. I was not disappointed to have rented it.

6,75 out of 10


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