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The Man (2005)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 9 September 2005 (USA)
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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 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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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:

USA | Germany

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:

$4,025,000, 11 September 2005

Gross USA:

$8,330,720

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,485,145
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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

Andy Fiddler is supposed to be a salesman for dental hygienic products and equipment however he has horrible teeth! His bottom teeth are extremely crowded, stained and yellowed. He would not be a very convincing salesman in real life. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Andy FidlerSpecial Agent Derrick Vann: Oh, fuck-cryin' out loud!
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Connections

Spoofs Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

I Just Want to Celebrate (Mocean Worker Remix)
Written by Nick Zesses and Dino Fekaris
Performed by Rare Earth
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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The Man has it's moments, but overall fails to deliver
22 June 2007 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

I don't know why, but something just made me wanna pick up the movie The Man. Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy, why not? I have never seen Samuel in a comedy, so I thought this would be interesting and it seemed like a movie with a guaranteed laugh. While I did have moments where I laughed, like the scene where Andy tells the bad guys who Derrick is, that he's his, well, you'll have to see, I don't know if I can write it on IMDb. The story was good and the actors were fine, I'm not sure why, but the movie just didn't work or click like I thought it would.

Andy is a dentist who is about to go make huge speeches around the country, coincidentally he is in the place of where a cop, Derrick, is going under cover to buy weapons from a gang. Andy is mistaken for Derrick and now has become part of the case pretending that he's interested in this stuff. But it may not happen since he's driving Derrick insane with his pure and wholesome image.

The Man has a few good laughs that I'm sure you'll get, but I do warn you that the movie doesn't provide a full out comedy that you'll die laughing from. Eugene held his own, but Samuel in my opinion at least really cannot hold a comedy very well. He was meant to play like a serious but lovable tough guy cop, but it didn't work. So I'll leave this one up to you, if you wanna check it out, go ahead, because it's one of those films you'll have to see for yourself.

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