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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

Vetter's Dodge truck clearly blocks Jack's Porsche preventing him from leaving, although later in the scene it is backed up giving plenty of room for Jack to leave. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Sean Vetter: [referring to his wife's grave] Who picked the stone?
Demetrius Hicks: We all did.
Sean Vetter: She would've liked that.
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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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Not Vin's Greatest Movie
18 April 2006 | by AngelusgirleverSee all my reviews

I watched this movie a few days ago, i have to admit it's different from Vin's other movies, the story did not make much sense in some parts,it felt a little overcooked in others., and slow paced in the middle. While the movie had the explosions, gun fights and car chases, I felt that it was not about the violence/revenge as much as it was about Vin's character mourning his wife's death and choosing to do so in anger, it was his way of screaming, letting the world hear his pain.

The thing that really effected me is the relationship between Sean and Stacey, the connection they had, even though we did not see much in the beginning of the movie, i felt that they had a strong bond. The acting - in between the violent scenes is not half bad, specially Vin's scene at the hospital, it's heart breaking. It is a good start for Vin in to do more " human " normal everyday roles, we have to respect the guy for that.


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