Man on Fire

John Creasy (Washington) kills many members of the corrupt organisation 'La Hermandad' who were responsible for kidnapping Pita Ramos (Fanning) and ruining the ransom exchange. Samuel Ramos (Anthony) agreed to the kidnapping, as his lawyer Jordan Kalfus (Rourke) promised him they would get the insurance money to settle the debt that his father left him. As a result of the botched exchange, Samuel kills Jordan, and then kills himself because of the guilt of the death of his daughter. After taking The Voice's brother hostage, Creasy finds out that Pita is still alive, and makes another deal. As no ransom could be paid, Creasy exchanges the brother and himself for Pita. The Voice agrees and the exchange takes place. Already wounded, Creasy meets Pita on a bridge where he tells her that he loves her, and she then runs back to her mother, where they drive away. Creasy dies on the drive back before he can meet The Voice. Miguel Manzano (Giannini) kills The Voice during the course of arrest.

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Continuity mistake: When Creasy is cutting off the fingers of Jorge Gonzales, the sunglasses resting on Gonzales's nose constantly changes from one shot to the next. In some they're halfway down his nose so you can see his eyes, in others they're pushed all the way up. (01:18:00 - 01:21:00)

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Pita: What was your first girlfriends' name?
Creasy: Nonya.
Pita: Nonya who?
Creasy: Nonya business.

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Trivia: In the original ending Creasy is taken to "The Voice" for search and interrogation. After some interesting dialogue, a watch among Creasy's personal effects begins to beep and there is a huge explosion. Sharp eyed viewers will remember this ending was set up during the suppository bomb scene under the bridge where Creasy showed an unused charger, pager, watch, and detonator to the victim. The producers thought that this alternate ending screened as too improbable and closed the plot too neatly.

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Question: Is this a true story? The ending with text "John W. Creasy" and lifetime dates makes it seem like a true story.

Answer: Daniel "La Voz" Sanchez was based off the kidnapper Daniel Arizmendi López and Aurelio Sanchez was based off his bother Aurelio Arizmendi López, so some of it maybe true but not a lot.

Answer: No, the movie was based on a fiction book. The book takes place in Italy, and the kidnapping ring is run by the mafia.

Answer: The movie was completely lifted from a much better 1987 version of the same story.

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