Man on Fire

Man on Fire

DVD - 2004 | Anamorphic widescreen edition.
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"Hard-drinking, burnt-out CIA operative John Creasy (Washington) has given up on life -- until his friend Rayburn ... gets him a job as bodyguard to nine-year-old Pita Ramos... Bit by bit, Creasy begins to reclaim his soul, but when Pita is kidnapped, Creasy's fiery rage is released and he will stop at nothing to save her"--Container.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2004]
Edition: Anamorphic widescreen edition.
Branch Call Number: DVD MAN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (146 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.

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greatflicks
Aug 08, 2018

We saw "Man on Fire" when it first came out and really liked it. We just saw Equalizer 2 the other day at a theater and loved it. We loved it so much we decided to watch the first Equalizer and then checked this move out from the library and it was wonderful. All of them great entertainment.

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whiteturtles
May 10, 2018

I thought this was a very suprising and a excellent film! Denzel never ceases to amaze with his acting abilites. I'm sure a lot of the film was based on true events, however sad that is!!
Very entertaining and worthwhile watching. I give it **** stars.

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reginator_22
Jan 24, 2018

A little long, but Denzel going on a rampage makes it worth it!

loganlib_Ashley Jan 21, 2018

while i was convinced this was a film starring a firefighter protagonist who eventually puts out the man on fire, it turned out to be a hitman and child film, with very little predatory content, to my relief.

ArapahoeJanetH 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.

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Annieoywong
Sep 11, 2016

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

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akirakato
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.

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EMP_0
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.

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lukasevansherman
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.

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reginator_22
Feb 13, 2018

Violence: Violence and blood.

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bdls206
Mar 30, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Mar 30, 2011

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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Beltane
Nov 30, 2012

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Mar 30, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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reginator_22
Jan 24, 2018

Rayburn: [refering to Creasy to Miguel Manzano in the hospital] A man can be an artist... in anything, food, whatever. It depends on how good he is at it. Creasy's art is death. He's about to paint his masterpiece.

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bdls206
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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bdls206
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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