Man on Fire

John W. Creasy (Denzel Washington) is a burned-out ex-CIA assassin, who is continously haunted by the sins that he has committed. His best friend Rayburn (Christopher Walken) gets him a job as a bodyguard for industrialist Samuel Ramos' (Marc Anthony) young daughter Pita (Dakota Fanning) and his wife Lisa (Radha Mitchell). At first Creasy sees Pita as only a job showing no interest in her whatsoever (except protecting her). But pretty soon he begins to show affection for her as she changes the cold and heartless man in Creasy, and gives him a new purpose in life. But the happiness is broken when Pita is kidnapped. This tragic event changes Creasy back to his old behaviour and he becomes determined to rescue her and kill everyone involved in the kidnapping.

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Continuity mistake: When Creasy is in the car with Jorge Gonzales, Gonzales' can be seen with his sunglasses on when they were not on immediately prior.

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Creasy: Okay, my friend. It's off to the next life for you. I guarantee you, you won't be lonely.

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Trivia: When Pita is doing her homework and notices Creasy smiling, they play a game to see who smiles first. This scene was completely improvised.

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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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