• The Man (2005)

The Man

Release Date: September 9th, 2005

DVD Release Date: January 17th, 2006

PG-13 |1 hr 23 min

Plot Summary

Seeking the gunrunners who killed his partner, undercover cop Derrick Vann (Samuel L. Jackson) sets up a sting. He arranges to meet an arms dealer at a diner, where he'll be the only one reading USA Today. But dentist Andy Fiddler (Eugene Levy), who's in Detroit for a conference, is there reading the same paper, and the dealer mistakes him for Vann and sets up the deal. When Vann realizes this, he drags the baffled Andy into the operation, forcing him to pose as the fake buyer.

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Eugene Levy, Luke Goss, Miguel Ferrer, Susie Essman, Anthony Mackie, Horatio Sanz, Rachael Crawford

Director: Les Mayfield

Genres: Comedy , Action

Production Co: Fried Films

Distributors: New Line Cinema

Keywords: Hilarious, Death, Cheeky, Car, Transformation, Pursuit, House, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Robert K. ElderChicago Tribune

    Both Jackson and Levy are better than director Les Mayfield's ("Blue Streak") meandering comedy. show more

  • 63
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    Levy and Jackson save the day, and the film. The Man isn't great entertainment, but it contains enough laughter-provoking material to make it worth a look. show more

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Who knew Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy would make such a dynamic comic duo? show more

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