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A Man Apart (2003)

A man known as Diablo emerges to head a drug cartel after the previous leader is imprisoned.

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Geno Silva ...
Memo Lucero
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Ty Frost
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Mateo Santos
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Pomona Joe
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Hondo (as Marco Rodriguez)
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Gustavo Leon
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Garza
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Big Sexy
Malieek Straughter ...
Overdose
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Marta
Jim Boeke ...
Bad Cop
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Sean Vetter and Demetrius Hicks are members of the DEA who are fighting an ongoing drug war on the California/Mexico border, they are most successful at it because of their edge of growing up on the street and being thugs converted to cops. The DEA busts one of the major players by the name of "Memo" Lucero and imprison him in the United States but then a major player named Diablo then takes over the business and now he is now the major player targeted by Vetter and his team. But when Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible and in the process has to seek help from the imprisoned Lucero in order to catch Diablo. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when all Vetter can focus on is revenge... Written by Anonymous

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Love changes a man. Revenge tears him apart. See more »


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Rated R for strong graphic violence, language, drug content and sexuality | See all certifications »

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4 April 2003 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$813,143 (Europe) (4 April 2003)

Gross:

$26,183,197 (USA) (11 May 2003)
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After poor test screenings, New Line had 15 Minutes (2001) director John Herzfeld come in and shoot some additional scenes - notably the ending, and cemetery finale - to wrap things up. Also, dialogue scenes were cut, and some scenes also shortened to speed up the pace. This caused the film to miss several release dates. Regular Herzfeld composer J. Peter Robinson also worked on some new score to jazz things up. New Line also had to change the name from El Diablo, due to a law suit from the game developer Blizzard. Potential titles included Push The Limits, Diablo (no El in front), Sean Vetter, Vetter and This Man's Dominion. A Man Apart was finally chosen as the studio felt it suited the theme of the film. See more »

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The rear view mirror has been removed from the white Chevy Caprice taxi. See more »

Quotes

Sean Vetter: I tracked you for seven years. You never went to the same place twice. Until you came home.
Memo Lucero: I told you you had no idea what you were getting yourself into. If you'd stayed out of my business, your wife would still be alive. Mira, cabrón... Your arrogance killed her, not me. Like your arrogance coming here! Do you think you could come into my domain and kill me?
Sean Vetter: If I wanted you dead, you would be.
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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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Touch
Written by Seal & Mark Batson
Performed by Seal
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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A misfire in every way.
9 April 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Ok performances, adequate to poor directing, a frequently nonsensical script, inconsistent cinematography, and ambitions that far outreach the filmmakers grasp. This film is passable entertainment for the hardcore action crowd but it offers nothing new and nothing that is really good. The promise that Vin Diesel showed in Boiler Room and other earlier pictures is being wasted in unremarkable films like this.


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