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The Man (2005)

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Special Agent Derrick Vann is a man out to get the man who killed his partner, but a case of mistaken identity leads him to Andy Fiddler, a salesman with too many questions and a knack of getting in Vann's way.

Director:

Les Mayfield

Writers:

Jim Piddock (screenplay), Margaret Oberman (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel L. Jackson ... Derrick Vann
Eugene Levy ... Andy Fiddler
Miguel Ferrer ... Agent Peters
Luke Goss ... Joey Kane
Susie Essman ... Lt. Rita Carbone
Anthony Mackie ... Booty
Gigi Rice ... Susan
Rachael Crawford ... Dara Vann
Philip Akin Philip Akin ... Second I.A. Agent
Christopher Murray ... Homeless Man
Joel Keller ... Laptop Guy
John Hemphill John Hemphill ... Ted
Kathryn Greenwood ... Flight Attendant
Carrie Cain-Sparks ... Big Kim (as Carrie Cain Sparks)
George Ghali George Ghali ... Cab Driver
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Storyline

A federal agent turns up dead and a hardcore undercover agent, known as Derrick Vann heads off to try and recover the stolen arms and find the killers. Andy Fiddler is an ordinary family man and a dentist, and is out heading to a conference, when he gets stuck in the same mess. Criminal Kane believes Fiddler is 'The Man' behind it all and offers him a gun. Vann spots him and drags him across town, with him posing as the actual 'Man'. Written by simon

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One guy walks the walk. The other talks and talks. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, rude dialogue and some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le boss See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,065,014, 11 September 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,326,035, 9 October 2005
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A working title for this film was "El Maninator". See more »

Goofs

When Vann first interrogates Booty, Booty's head is completely bald. When Booty shows Vann where to meet the dealer, he has visible sideburns. See more »

Quotes

Andy Fidler: I haven't met anyone that I didn't become friends with... eventually.
Special Agent Derrick Vann: Really? Because I haven't met anyone who's ass I didn't kick... eventually.
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Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 2005 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Bandy Bandy
Written by Marie Daulne and Chris McHale
Performed by Zap Mama featuring Erykah Badu
Courtesy of Luaka Bop
Erykah Badu performs courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Worth Renting
28 February 2006 | by no_spm_brazilSee all my reviews

Good ole Eugene Levy has been around for a long time, but I don't recall him ever playing a lead character (at least from what I've seen -he's been in over 80 movies). That's is too bad, because I think he made what could have otherwise been a dud work. Jackson's character was a little too "Pulp Fiction" or "hardcore" for this type of comedy, and the story itself was mediocre (read: "cookie cutter), but I thought Levy was hilarious, and I found myself laughing out loud more than once. Okay, the farting jokes were a little trite, but this is slapstick comedy. Nothing too deep, but very funny, and a decent ending. If you like Abbot and Costello, you'll probably like this. Definitely worth the price of a rental.


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