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Man on Fire

R| 2 hr. 25 min.

Plot Summary
In a Mexico City wracked by a recent wave of kidnappings, ex-CIA operative John Creasy (Denzel Washington) reluctantly accepts a job as a bodyguard for 9-year-old Lupita (Dakota Fanning), the daughter of wealthy businessman Samuel Ramos (Marc Anthony). Just as Creasy begins to develop a fondness for the young girl, a bloodthirsty gunman (Jesús Ochoa) kidnaps her. Now, Creasy must pick off a succession of corrupt cops and criminals to reach his ultimate object of vengeance.

Cast: Denzel Washington , Dakota Fanning , Christopher Walken , Giancarlo Giannini , Radha Mitchell , Marc Anthony , Rachel Ticotin , Mickey Rourke

Director: Tony Scott

Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Man on Fire (2004)

Release Date: April 21st, 2004|2 hr. 25 min.

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  • June 02, 2013 Sir Raymond
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    Saw it when it first came out and watch it whenever it plays. Once in a great while, everything comes together to make a great movie. Man on Fire is one !! Great story, correct actors, and a perfect music score. As usual, Denzel is right on the mark. This movie is perfect !!!

  • August 20, 2012 vandalwfs
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    This is Tony Scott\'s best movie in my opinion. I can watch this movie again ana again and never get tired of it. Exceptional!!!

  • February 28, 2012 markatafm
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    Its about 30 mins too long,has some improbably plot twists,scenarios,and a body count thats hard to keep score but.... Man On Fire is a underated classic.Denzel and Dakota are perfectly cast with and an excellent cameo from Christopher Walken Based on a true story of a child abduction in Italy and origainlly made with Scott Glenn in 1987 ,Tony Scotts mindblowing remake is a gritty,no punches pulled ,shoot em up bloodfest,More than one ear gets cut off,as do a few fingers as Denzel stops at nothing to revenge the kindnapping and supposed kiling of the young girl he was meant protect.No spoiler aleart but the ending still brings a tear to my eye.Although some found the directive hand held style of the film annoying I thought it was both beautifully shot and edited.The musical score, apart from Denzels like for a Linda Rhondstat song ,is again masterful. I have to say I am a Tony Scott fan and this is truly his masterwork.Missed it on the big screen,which I still regret to this day, but have seen it over 20 times!!

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