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Man on Fire (2004)

In Mexico City, a former assassin swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.

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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

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No such thing as though. There's trained and there's untrained. Now, which one are you? See more »


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

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23 April 2004 (USA)  »

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Hombre en llamas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,751,490 (USA) (25 April 2004)

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$77,911,774 (USA)
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Trivia

Denzel Washington's watch is a Casio Protrek PRG-40. See more »

Goofs

After Samuel Ramos shot himself with Creasy's bullet, the gun can be seen on the floor with the slide locked in the open position. That would only happen if an empty magazine was inserted into the gun, but Creasy had removed the magazine beforehand and Samuel loaded the bullet manually into the chamber. After firing the single bullet, the slide would close forward again. See more »

Quotes

[translated from the Spanish]
song lyrics: A word does not say anything, and at the same time it hides everything. Just as the wind that hides the water, like the flowers that mud hides. A glance does not say anything, and at the same time it says everything. Like rain on your face, or an old treasure map. A truth does not say anything, and at the same time it hides everything. Like a bonfire that does not go out, like a stone that is born dust. If one day you need me, I will be nothing. And at the same time...
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Daniel Paredes ... Son of a driver See more »

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Clair de Lune
Written by Claude Debussy
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Perfect...Just Perfect. Do yourselves a favor and watch it but...
16 March 2005 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

...dont read any plot summaries because in words the plot might seem trivial, brain-dead and pointless. The film is excellent, the acting by both Denzel and Dakota (she will go sky high, trust me on that)are just fabulous, and the plot is mind blowing. Actually "fabulous" is a small word to use for such talented actors. The film is just based on actual facts and some characters are not fictional, a fact that adds up to the shock that i was having during and after the film. If you are fond of both actors and of somewhat deranged films, you still haven't watched your favorite one yet...Trust me, in the end you will have a weird and inexplicable feeling. The film is awesome, see it, rent it, buy it or whatever...just don't miss it


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