Man on Fire-Collectors Edition

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Burnt-out ex-cia operative john creasy is hired to protect the young daughter of a wealthy family in mexico city. But when the little girl is kidnapped, creasy unleashes a firestorm of relentless vengeance against those responsible.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40709107
UPC 024543172628
UPC 14 00024543172628
Format DVD
Release Date 5/24/2005
Rating Rating
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note John Creasy (Denzel Washington) is a lost soul. A former government operative, he has become an alcoholic nomad, searching for inspiration and redemption. An old friend (Christopher Walken) who lives in Mexico gets Creasy a job as a bodyguard for nine-year-old Lupita "Pita" Ramos (Dakota Fanning), the daughter of Mexican Samuel (Marc Anthony) and his American wife Lisa (Radha Mitchell). Creasy's primary job is to protect Pita from the kidnapping attempts that are an increasing menace to the children of Mexico City's wealthy. A man of few words and many secrets, Creasy initially balks at Pita's attempts to befriend him, but soon a bond grows between the precocious child and this lonely man who is tormented by his past. When Pita is kidnapped despite Creasy's valiant attempts to save her, he will do anything to bring all of those involved to justice. His fury unravels a net of almost unimaginable corruption and greed in the process. Director Tony Scott (TOP GUN, CRIMSON TIDE) builds the relationship between Creasy and Pita in the first half of the film in order to justify Creasy's violent actions in the latter half, and in the process he does a fine job of keeping the film's tension consistently high.
Los Angeles Times "[Fanning] turns Pita into a delightful, distinctive, self-possessed individual, likely the most mature youthful presence we'll see on screen all summer." 04/21/2004 p.C1
USA Today "[The director] gives us solid chemistry between Fanning and lead Denzel Washington, plus a more complex than expected characterization by Radha Mitchell..." 04/23/2004 p.7E
Chicago Sun-Times "We're absorbed by Washington's character." 04/23/2004 p.33
Uncut "MAN ON FIRE explodes with some beautifully orchestrated mayhem that's driven by a cast of fully realised characters." 11/01/2004 p.147
Wall Street Journal "Tony Scott directed this revenge fantasy from a sharp-witted script by Brian Helgeland." 11/12/2010
Tony Scott
Dakota Fanning
Denzel Washington
Cast & Crew
A.J. Quinnell - Based On Novel By
Arnon Milchan - Producer
Brian Helgeland - Screenplay
Christian Wagner - Editor
Christopher Walken - Actor
Dakota Fanning - Actor
Denzel Washington - Actor
Giancarlo Giannini - Actor
Jesus Ochoa - Actor
Lucas Foster - Producer
Marc Anthony - Actor
Mickey Rourke - Actor
Paul Cameron - Cinematographer
Rachel Ticotin - Actor
Radha Mitchell - Actor
Tony Scott - Director
Tony Scott - Producer
Technical Info
Catalog ID 2227262
UPC 00024543172628
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 146 minutes
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review Man on Fire is a remake of a 1987 film starring Scott Glenn. Not having seen the earlier film
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Miami Herald
Review The dead-serious Man on Fire awakens a genuine sense of bloodlust in the viewer. This is a sl
Reviewer Rene Rodriguez
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Tony Scott's Man on Fire employs superb craftsmanship and a powerful Denzel Washington perfor
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 6
DVD, English, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Washington,Denzel
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Jack Mathews, New York Daily News Man on Fire, with a best-ever Denzel Washington, is the first (nonreligious) sure thing to hit the multiplex this year.

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