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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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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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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

Antoine Fuqua was offered the chance to direct the movie, but he was already busy with production on King Arthur (2004). See more »

Goofs

Pita says that she is entering the 150 metres in 3 weeks but in the race she only does one turn and finishes back where she started. That is, 100 metres (150 metres is not a standard swimming distance whereas 100 metres is). See more »

Quotes

Pita: There are some good things in this world.
Creasy: Oh yeah, like what?
Pita: Like meeting me.
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Crazy Credits

Special thanks to Mexico City. A very special place. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Making of 'Man on Fire' (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Bayou
Written by Joe Melson and Roy Orbison
Performed by Linda Ronstadt
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Riveting viewing!
4 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

Certainly one of the finest movies I have seen for quite some time. Exquisite direction and flawless acting make this a very entertaining and often moving film. Denzel Washington plays one of his most engaging and emotional roles to date, and the rest of the cast perform beautifully. Christopher Walken is of course superb in his part although he did not appear as often as I would have liked. A story of ultimate greed that backfires is offset against a childs innocence and love. This is also a film for action movie lovers as it has its fair share of bullets, rockets and revenge. The location of Mexico City adds a feel of seediness and corruption which in itself is an eye opener. All in all, a truly gripping film from beginning to end. Highly recommended!


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