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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.

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 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sabotage his work, his fiery will be releashed See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hombre en llamas See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Denzel Washington was cast in this film because of a trip to a doctor. He ran into director Tony Scott in the waiting room of a medical office and the two men started chatting. Scott had not seen Washington in person since they worked together on Crimson Tide (1995). Scott happened to see Dakota Fanning in I Am Sam (2001) the night before, and seeing Washington made Scott think of using them together. See more »

Goofs

When Aurelio Sanchez attempts to escape in the red VW van, it crashes through a gate, trailing a large sheet over its roof. A moment later when it crashes into the truck, the sheet is over the windshield. See more »

Quotes

Chief Ramirez: [during a press conference] This man, John W. Creasy, an American citizen, is under arrest for the murder of two officers of the Judicial Police and is suspected of possible involvement in the kidnapping of Lupita Martin Ramos.
Mariana: Chief Ramirez... Chief Ramirez... The two officers that were killed... records show they were off duty at the time... so why were they in uniform and in a patrol car?
Chief Ramirez: All I know is that they died bravely.
Mariana: Of course, but what exactly were they doing at the scene of the ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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

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Features Requiem for a Dream (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Bring Out the Gimp
Written by Riktam and Bansi
Performed by GMS
Courtesy of Spun Records/Tip World
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Outstanding Movie
1 February 2005 | by skiprodgersSee 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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