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

Director:

Tony Scott

Writers:

A.J. Quinnell (novel), Brian Helgeland (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denzel Washington ... John W. Creasy
Dakota Fanning ... Lupita Ramos
Radha Mitchell ... Lisa Ramos
Christopher Walken ... Paul Rayburn
Marc Anthony ... Samuel Ramos
Giancarlo Giannini ... Miguel Manzano
Mickey Rourke ... Jordan Kalfus
Rachel Ticotin ... Mariana Garcia Guerrero
Roberto Sosa ... Daniel Sanchez
Jesús Ochoa ... Victor Fuentes
Gero Camilo Gero Camilo ... Aurelio Sanchez
Mario Zaragoza ... Jorge Gonzalez
Charles Paraventi Charles Paraventi ... Jersey Boy
Carmen Salinas ... Guardian Three
Esteban De La Trinidad 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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Sabotage his work, his fire will be released. See more »


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

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Trivia

Denzel Washington was so impressed with Dakota Fanning's acting that he'd watch her and forget he was in the scene. See more »

Goofs

At the middle of the movie, the camera takes an aerial shot of an orange building, with the captions telling you is the Mexican Police Headquarters. In reality, that building is a major hospital on the Interlomas zone. See more »

Quotes

Caption: There is a kidnapping every 60 minutes in Latin America.
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Crazy Credits

Daniel Paredes ... Son of a driver See more »

Alternate Versions

European (PAL) version of the DVD lack the stylized subtitles found through the movie, except for a few in the beginning. Those subtitles are found in the form of regular DVD subtitles. See more »

Connections

Featured in HBO First Look: The Making of 'Man on Fire' (2004) See more »

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Written by Gilberto Cerezo (as Augustin Gilberto Cerezo), Carlos Cháirez (as Carlos Alberto Chairez), Omar Góngora (as Juan Omar Gongora) and Ulises Lozano (as Joaquin Ulises Lozano)
Performed by Kinky
Courtesy of Sonic 360/Nettwerk America, LLC
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Perfect...Just Perfect. Do yourselves a favor and watch it but...
16 March 2005 | by kourgonSee all my reviews

...dont read any plot summaries because in words the plot might seem trivial, brain-dead and pointless. The film is excellent, the acting by both Denzel and Dakota (she will go sky high, trust me on that)are just fabulous, and the plot is mind blowing. Actually "fabulous" is a small word to use for such talented actors. The film is just based on actual facts and some characters are not fictional, a fact that adds up to the shock that i was having during and after the film. If you are fond of both actors and of somewhat deranged films, you still haven't watched your favorite one yet...Trust me, in the end you will have a weird and inexplicable feeling. The film is awesome, see it, rent it, buy it or whatever...just don't miss it


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USA | UK | Mexico | Switzerland

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Man on Fire See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,751,490, 25 April 2004

Gross USA:

$77,911,774

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$130,834,852
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2.35 : 1
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