DVD 146 mins IMDB 7.5 (24,149 votes)
R
Man on Fire
20th Century Fox (2004)
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(2004 )
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA  /  English

Denzel Washington Creasy
Dakota Fanning Pita
Marc Anthony Samuel
Radha Mitchell Lisa
Christopher Walken Rayburn
Giancarlo Giannini Manzano
Rachel Ticotin Mariana
Jesús Ochoa Fuentes
Mickey Rourke Jordan
Angelina Peláez Sister Anna
Jésus Ochoa Fuentes
Angelina Pelaez Sister Anna
Gustavo Sánchez Parra Daniel Sanchez
Gero Camilo Aurelio Sanchez
Rosa María Hernández Maria
Heriberto Del Castillo Bruno
Mario Zaragoza Jorge Ramirez

Director Tony Scott
Producer Lucas Foster; Arnon Milchan; Tony Scott
Writer A.J. Quinnell; Brian Helgeland
Cinematography Paul Cameron
Musician Lisa Gerrard; Harry Gregson-Williams
User Credit 1 Christian Wagner
User Credit 2 Louise Frogley

A man whose ideals have been shattered for the last time is out for violent justice in this thriller. Creasy (Denzel Washington) is a former United State intelligence agent-turned-mercenary who has seen too much of the violence and corruption in the world and has become jaded and withdrawn. Creasy is hired to act as a bodyguard for Lupita (nicknamed "Pita", played by (Dakota Fanning), a ten-year-old girl whose wealthy family (a Mexican father and American mother) currently lives in Mexico City, where kidnapping has become a near epidemic. While watching over Pita, Creasy becomes fond of the girl, and finds himself regaining some of his faith in humanity. But things take an ugly turn when Pita is abducted by gunmen who shoot Creasy and leave him to die in the streets. Enraged beyond reason, Creasy recovers and sets out to find the men responsible for kidnapping Pita, no matter who he has to kill along the way. Man on Fire is based on a novel by A.J. Quinnell, which was previously filmed in 1987 with Scott Glenn as Creasy. Christopher Walken, Radha Mitchell, Giancarlo Giannini, and Mickey Rourke highlight the supporting cast for this remake. — Mark Deming

Edition Details
Barcode 024543139652
Region Region 1
Chapters 28
Release Date 9/14/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.40:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: DTS 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby DTS Surround Sound
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Language and strong violence.
User Text 2 A Promise To Protect. A Vow To Avenge
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Notes
Trivia: Two sex scenes were filmed but then cut. One was between Creasy and Lisa and the other between Lisa and her husband. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: When Pita is standing on the blocks right before the race, the strap on her goggles repeatedly changes position between shots. (more)

Quotes:
Lisa: You should be sleeping, baby.
Pita: I'm trying, Mom
Lisa: Good news. You're going back to school
Pita: When?
Lisa: Samuel is going to hire a new bodyguard. It may take a few days, but you're going back
Pita: Could he speak English? Emilio couldn't speak English.
Lisa: We'll see. And thank your father in the morning. A man always needs to be thanked.
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Awards: 1 win & 6 nominations (more)