Man on Fire

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.

Question: Why did Creasy keep swimming in the pool after being shot?

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Answer: To cleanse his bullet wounds and to try and keep in shape.

Also, felt closer to Peta through her swimming.

Answer: It was meant to recuperate damaged muscles after being shot at by kidnappers.

Chosen answer: Creasy swimming in the pool can be considered as as a way to be close to Pita. His blood in the water could also be interpreted as him and Pita becoming one.

Question: Why does Creasy almost kill himself in the beginning of the movie? How does Creasy die at the end of the movie?

Answer: Creasy was a contract assassin for the CIA. His downfall was his drinking because it affected his reaction time and so forth. He had a lot of bad memories he was trying to live with. He considered this bodyguard assignment to be a blow off assignment. This and his bad memories combined with his drinking problem, made him severely depressed. This is why he considered killing himself. At the end of the movie, you see Creasy being taken away in a car. His gunshot wound from the "Voice's" brother, along with his prior gunshot wounds that were never properly treated, had finally gotten the best of him. He was bleeding the whole last half of the movie because he never fully recovered from the gunshot wounds. So, to answer the question of why he died, he bled to death.

Answer: He wanted to kill himself because of his past. Hence- "will God ever forgive us for what we have done?" His friend answered "no"

Question: If Jorge Gonzales and other members of La Hermandad participated in the kidnapping, why does the La Hermandad president, Victor Fuentes, steal the ransom?

Answer: La Hermandad wasn't entirely involved in the kidnapping. There were only a few members that were involved with "the voice". Jorge and his people stole the ransom because they are corrupt police and they wanted the ransom and split it among themselves.

Question: Does anyone know, or have any idea, what the policeman was referring to when the reporter asked for the bank information and he replied, "On one condition"?

Answer: The most likely condition is that it was for absolute assurance that "The Voice's" picture would be published, which she seemed to protest, and was even later harshly threatened to stop, but she did anyway. And / or to divulge Crecy's intentions of acting on the information once provided, furthering their investigation, which is also supported by their expectation of his arrival at the Barrio, and their delay in action until such time. They not only were not surprised of his arrival, or actions, they were waiting for it.

Answer: She had to divulge Crecy's phone number so that they can trace him. Or the condition is that she has sex with him. Opinion is divided.

It couldn't be so she would have sex with him since while he was saying on "one condition" she was putting her clothes back on from where they had just finished having sex.

Answer: The condition was that any serious leads that could lead to 'the voice's' location be kept confidential giving him the 1st chance to make the arrest, i.e., kill The Voice 1st.

Question: What are the scars on John Creasy's hand from, when the laser is on his hand at the end? When he is standing on the bridge with his hand on his chest the scars look the same size as a bullet?

Answer: Creasy was a POW. A general was questioning him while captured. Cigarettes were put out on his hand as a means of toture.

Answer: John Creasy = JC = Jesus Christ (hands scarred like the hands of Jesus).

Answer: Those scars are real scars on Denzel's hands. you can see them in many of his films.

No they aren't.

Question: Why did Creasy surrender himself in the end?

Answer: His life for her life is why he surrendered - he knew he was dying and that was the only way to make the child safe again and reunite her with her mum.

Answer: Because he knew he was dying, his job was done, and he could do no more.

Answer: Some would say he gave his life for a life. To be redeemed in the afterlife for killing so many people in the CIA.

Answer: Yeah but when "The Voice" and Creasy were speaking over the phone they made the life for a life deal. Give back Pita for "The Voices" brother. So it still makes me wonder why Creasy still went with them in the end and died.

Question: What is the name of the music that is playing after Fuentes's car explodes, because of the C-4 that Creasy planted?

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Chosen answer: Lisa Gerrard - Man on fire End Theme orHarry Gregson-Williams - Creasy Dies.

Answer: Tenor aria from Opera turandot.

Question: Did Creasy really shove C-4 up Fuentes' arse, or did he just attach it to the gas tank of the car?

Answer: If the c4 enema were true, the explosion would have been blood and guts and smaller than the fireball depicted. Maybe the filmmaker thought that too realistic and gave the viewer the explosion that is more palatable.

Answer: Creasy explained to Fuentes that he used a suppository dispenser popular with drug mules to load the C-4 into Fuentes. And Fuentes had to have known what happened to his corrupt policia federale in the car and what happened at the rave, so he knew for certain that Creasy was authentic. Fuentes knew that his life was in jeopardy. As such, he tried to talk his way out - "Hey, take it easy", "I'm sorry about the girl", "I'm a professional." He tried to threaten his way out - "I'm the Presidente of La Hermandad." Fuentes was trying to buy time, to talk his way out of his impending enema. He needed enough time for Creasy to free him and for him to extract the C-4. And Creasy knew that, which is why he replied, "I wish you had more time."

Question: What type of car is the brown muscle car that Creasy drives at the end?

Answer: The brown car with the chrome split grille is a 1972 Dodge Charger.

Question: What's the name of the club in the rave scene?

crisco121

Chosen answer: The name of the club is Cafe Opera.

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Question: Why did they put "A special thanks to Mexico City: A very special place" in the credits? Was that supposed to be a joke? The movie didn't portray it as very special.

MikeH

Answer: This was likely meant as an appreciation to the city and its people for their support and assistance during the film's production, and was not a jokey reference to how Mexico City was portrayed in the movie. It's typical for movies to express gratitude to a city, state, the citizens, etc. for their cooperation.

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Continuity mistake: When Creasy's friend Ray is sitting on the couch at the Agency for Federal Investigation and calls Creasy an artist of death, from a side shot he eats a piece of food, licks his fingers clean, and from the shot it is clear that he is holding nothing in his hand. However, on the next shot from the front, Ray is holding something in the same hand, points to it with the other hand, leans forward and throws it on a plate, then picks up a napkin and wipes off the fingers he had just licked clean in the shot before.

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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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