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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 Fidler, a salesman with too many questions and a knack of getting in Vanns way.

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Agent Peters
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Lt. Rita Carbone
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Susan
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Dara Vann
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Homeless Man
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Laptop Guy
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Ted
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Big Kim (as Carrie Cain Sparks)
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 »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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

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9 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le boss  »

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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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Luke Goss wears a Freemason's ring in the film. See more »

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When Vann gets out of the car after Andy farts, he clearly closes the car door. However, when he goes to get back in, the door is open. See more »

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Special Agent Derrick Vann: If you try to run this time, I'll put a bullet in a part of your ass where you're gonna need it.
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References Shaft (2000) See more »

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It's a New Thing (It's Your Thing)
Written by Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Trugoy The Dove (as David Jolicoeur) and Kelvin Mercer
Performed by The Isley Brothers featuring D-Nat, Onda and De La Soul
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Worth Renting
28 February 2006 | by See 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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