Man on Fire

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.

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)

Continuity mistake: After Creasy cuts off the first finger of the first man he kills, he is using the car cigarette lighter to stop the bleeding. When the shot changes to show him using the lighter, the man's finger is seen bent around the top of the steering wheel.

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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.

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

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

Rayburn: A bullet always tells the truth.

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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.

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

Also, felt closer to Pita through her swimming.

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.

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

Answer: The reason he was swimming in the pool is because he had open bullet hole wounds to his body, the chlorine and bleach in a swimming pool kill bacteria thus helping him from not dying of gangrene before he has a chance to get his revenge. He knew from the first bullet to his body he was not going to make it out alive so he did what he had to do to get as far as he possibly could. He believed she was dead, he had nothing to live for, he was killing as many as he could before he fell off the wagon.

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"

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