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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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Love changes a man. Revenge tears him apart. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After poor test screenings, New Line had 15 Minutes (2001) director John Herzfeld come in and shoot some additional scenes - notably the ending, and cemetery finale - to wrap things up. Also, dialogue scenes were cut, and some scenes also shortened to speed up the pace. This caused the film to miss several release dates. Regular Herzfeld composer J. Peter Robinson also worked on some new score to jazz things up. New Line also had to change the name from El Diablo, due to a law suit from the game developer Blizzard. Potential titles included Push The Limits, Diablo (no El in front), Sean Vetter, Vetter and This Man's Dominion. A Man Apart was finally chosen as the studio felt it suited the theme of the film. See more »

Goofs

When Vetter goes into Lucero's cell and lights his cigarette, we hear the clink of a zippo-style lighter, but see a flame that is obviously that of a disposable lighter. See more »

Quotes

Demetrius Hicks: I know you don't like the police. Damn sure talkin' to a police in a attic. Back in the day, I couldn't stand the police, man. They used to fuck with us all the time, me and my homies, be rollin' down the street. They'd pull us over jackin' fools.
Overdose: You po-po!
Demetrius Hicks: I know!
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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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Concerning the action, starts off fresh but by the end is just getting repetitive!!!
4 July 2005 | by jtindahouseSee all my reviews

A Man Apart is nothing special but after the first 15 minutes I didn't think I'd be saying that in my comment. It starts off really well, exciting, good characters and it was moving along nice and quickly. While the good characters and the moving along kept up throughout the movie, the most important thing didn't - the excitement. The action sequences just became like Vin Diesel's acting voice - exactly the same the whole movie. The director tried his best to vary it (bombs, choking .etc) but these things never seemed to have any effect, for what reason I don't know. Also the storyline was unbelievably predictable.

There are a lot of action movie out there, a lot - you're not going to find anything new in this one.


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