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Man on Fire (2004)

Director: Tony Scott     Starring: Dakota Fanning Denzel Washington
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Product Details:

Format: DVD
Sku: 40247033
UPC: 024543139652
UPC 14: 00024543139652
Sales Rank: 10860
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Two-time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington ignites a masterpiece of mayhem in this powerful (Los Angeles Times) action-thriller about sweet redemption...and savage retribution.

Hard-drinking, burnt-out ex-CIA operative John Creasy (Washington) has given up on life--until his friend Rayburn (Oscar winner Christopher Walken) gets him a job as a bodyguard to nine-year-old Pita Ramos (Dakota Fanning). Bit by bit, Creasy begins to reclaim his soul, but when Pita is kidnapped, Creasy unleashes a firestorm of apocalyptic vengeance against everyone responsible.

"Man on Fire, with a best-ever Denzel Washington, is the first (nonreligious) sure thing to hit the multiplex this year.  Jack Mathews, New York Daily News

Editor's 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.
Features
Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Sensormatic
Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/6/2014
Video Play Time Running Time: 146 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2004
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2223965
Video UPC UPC: 00024543139652
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Color Spec Video: Color
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Christopher Walken
Video Cast Info Dakota Fanning
Video Cast Info Denzel Washington
Video Cast Info Giancarlo Giannini
Video Cast Info Jesus Ochoa
Video Cast Info Marc Anthony
Video Cast Info Mickey Rourke
Video Cast Info Rachel Ticotin
Video Cast Info Radha Mitchell
Video Cast Info A.J. Quinnell - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Arnon Milchan - Producer
Video Cast Info Brian Helgeland - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Christian Wagner - Editor
Video Cast Info Lucas Foster - Producer
Video Cast Info Paul Cameron - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Tony Scott - Director
Video Cast Info Tony Scott - Producer

Professional Reviews

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

James Berardinelli's ReelViews 7 of 10
Man on Fire is a remake of a 1987 film starring Scott Glenn. Not having seen the earlier film

Miami Herald 8 of 10
The dead-serious Man on Fire awakens a genuine sense of bloodlust in the viewer. This is a sl - Rene Rodriguez

Chicago Sun-Times 6 of 10
Tony Scott's Man on Fire employs superb craftsmanship and a powerful Denzel Washington perfor - Roger Ebert

Product Attributes
Product attributeActor:   Washington,Denzel
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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