Man on Fire

Man on Fire

DVD - 2004
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Hard-drinking, burnt-out ex-CIA operative John Creasy has given up on life. That is until his friend Rayburn gets him a job as a bodyguard to nine-year-old Pita Ramos. Bit by bit, Creasy begins to reclaim his soul, but when Pita is kidnapped, and ultimately presumed to be dead, Creasy unleashes a firestorm of apocalyptic vengeance against everyone responsible
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2004
Edition: Widescreen version
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (146 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Other Standard Identifier: 024543139652


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AL_JANETH Jan 17, 2017

Anytime Denzel Washington is one of the main characters in a movie, I know it will be good. The Man on Fire is action packed, sad and happy moments all packed into one show.

Sep 11, 2016

This movie is very entertaining. It is a well done movie with good acting and violence.

Aug 06, 2016

This is a 2004 American action thriller directed by Tony Scott.
This is the second adaptation of A. J. Quinnell's 1980 novel of the same name as the first film adaptation was made in 1987.
Although it appears like a docudrama, it is almost a fiction.
20th Century Fox wanted the film to be set in Italy.
An early draft of the film script was set in Naples.
Scott argued that if the setting would be Italy, then the film would have to be a period piece, since by the 2000s kidnappings became a rare occurrence in Italy.
Mexico City became the setting of the 2004 film because Mexico City had a high kidnapping rate.
As a result, the character Rika Balletto was renamed Lisa Martin Ramos, and Pinta Balletto was renamed Lupita "Pita" Ramos.
Ettore Balletto became Samuel Ramos.
Robert De Niro was originally offered the role of Creasy.
Prior to his death, Marlon Brando was the original choice to play Rayburn.
Although Denzel Washington plays the protagonist superbly, sadistic pleasure he takes in the killings is disgusting!
Apparently, the scriptwiter is to blame.
Nobody likes harming people sadistically.

Dec 27, 2014

I thought this was a terrible movie. Meg Ryan wasn't even credible when she kept calling out orders. Why did she they even cast her in that role? And as for Lou Diamond Phillips, all I kept thinking about was "La Bamba."
It's unfortunate that war can have such a destructive power on people. They are never the same again when they see so many maimed and killed; their psyche changes completely.

Nov 14, 2013

"He's an artist of death, and he's about to paint his masterpiece." Note: there are no actual men on fire in this film.

lasertravis Aug 16, 2013

This is a great action/thriller. Washington nails the tough as nails bent but not broken mercenary/bodyguard anti-hero. You watch as this great relationship forms and get emotionally involved and then the fireworks ensue. Very graphic. Very Tony Scott looking movie (i.e. very stylish and unique look) with good acting and very good violence. Similar to Taken, but a whole lot more lead up and a whole lot more graphic.

a5a22406 Aug 26, 2012

Terrific movie. The chemistry between Denzel and Dakota was magic. Great locale in Mexico City also. Wait for the line "Creasy's art is death and he is just about to paint his masterpeice, " LOL! You know the bad guys are going to pay the price.

Oct 21, 2011

Meg Ryan was great in the movie.

Oct 02, 2011

Watch this to look for Matt Damon's transformation. It's incredible to see the dedication he put into that role.

Mar 30, 2011

I was surprisingly entertained by this movie, I thought I wouldn't like it very much as I don't really care for Dakota Fanning. Good action scenes, good story line, and good acting. I would recommend this movie to anyone.

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Mar 30, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

beckz Mar 31, 2008

Coarse Language: the usual words

beckz Mar 31, 2008

Violence: brutal torture techniques


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Mar 30, 2011

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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Mar 30, 2011

Elderly Man: In the church, they say to forgive.
Creasy: Forgiveness is between them and God. It's my job to arrange the meeting.

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