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

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23 April 2004 (USA)  »

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Hombre en llamas  »

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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

Christopher Walken's character Paul Rayburn is a reference to The Fan (1996), also directed by Tony Scott. See more »

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At the first day Pita tels Creasy, that he has to sign her in at the school, but on the second day, he didn't check her in, he just left. See more »

Quotes

Fuentes: [with both his hands tied to the hood of the car] You know, I-I'm a professional.
Creasy: That's what everybody keeps saying. "I'm just a professional". Everybody keeps saying that to me. "I'm just a professional", "I'm just a professional". I'm getting sick and tired of hearing that.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Remake of Man on Fire (1987) See more »

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Oye Como Va
Written by Tito Puente
Performed by Kinky
Courtesy of Sonic 360
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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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