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Man on Fire (2004)

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In Mexico City, a former assassin swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... John W. Creasy
... Lupita Ramos
... Lisa Ramos
... Paul Rayburn
... Samuel Ramos
... Miguel Manzano
... Jordan Kalfus
... Mariana Garcia Guerrero
... Daniel Sanchez
... Victor Fuentes
Gero Camilo ... Aurelio Sanchez
Mario Zaragoza ... Jorge Gonzalez
Charles Paraventi ... Jersey Boy
... Guardian Three
Esteban De La Trinidad ... Guardian Two
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Storyline

Hard drinking, burnt out ex CIA operative John Creasy has given up on life until he's hired as a bodyguard to protect nine year old Pita Ramos. Bit by bit, Creasy begins to reclaim some of his soul, but when pita is kidnapped, Creasy's fiery rage is finally released and he will stop at nothing to save her as he sets out on a dangerous, revenge fuelled rescue mission. Written by Freddie Bidwell

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A Promise To Protect. A Vow To Avenge See more »


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Rated R for language and strong violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 April 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hombre en llamas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,751,490, 25 April 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$77,911,774

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$130,293,714
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Trivia

Denzel Washington worked with a voice coach for three months to learn American-accented Spanish. See more »

Goofs

After Creasy has fired the RPG into the Jeep in the motorcade and then first starts to drive off with Fuentes, the back-up lights of Fuentes's car are on, and then a moment later they are off once the car is out of the fire (this is probably because the car was filmed driving backwards into the fire, and then the film was run backwards to create the stunt). See more »

Quotes

Creasy: [during a barbeque cookout at his home with his family] Do you think God'll forgive us for what we've done?
Rayburn: No.
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Daniel Paredes ... Son of a driver See more »

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Referenced in Boston Legal: Tortured Souls (2005) See more »

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Written and Performed by Baby Doc & S-J
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Outstanding Movie
1 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is by far one of the better made movies and didn't leave me disappointed at all. The sound track along with finely shot hand-held camera work was exquisite . The are always chances a movie won't hold ones beliefs as well as another, but I felt that rhythm of this picture and the timing was excellent. Dakota Fanning is rapidly becoming a staple in movie that require a child with an old soul personality and she has never disappointed me with her talent. As for Mr. Washington and of course Christopher Walken they both exceed the challenge of showing the darkest sides of humanity trying to move to the light.


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