History Film / ManOnFire

19th Jun '17 8:56:08 PM TomTheEducator
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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Creasy is heavily implied to have been not merely a soldier, but an "assassin" for the US government, and those years clearly took a heavy toll on him. He's deliberately evasive about his history, too, mainly because he doesn't like talking about it.



* NoEndorHolocaust: Creasy enters a nice elderly couple's apartment to attack a motorcade from above with a RPG launcher. That particular kind of RPG has a (relatively) very small backblast, but using it in that small room would still have ruined Gramma & Grampa's day. Based on the rest of the movie, Creasy probably would have survived the ensuing fire.

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* NoEndorHolocaust: Creasy enters a nice elderly couple's apartment to attack a motorcade from above with a RPG launcher. That particular kind of RPG has a (relatively) very small backblast, but using it in that small room would still have ruined Gramma & Grampa's day. Based on the rest of the movie, Creasy probably would have survived the ensuing fire.fire.
** This is actually addressed in one draft of the script, where he notices the size of the room and advises the couple to hang a rug over the back wall to protect it from damage. Though it's debatable if a mere rug would have made much difference.


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* OneManArmy: Aside from some initial help from Rayburn and Mariana, Creasy single-handedly [[spoiler: dismantles not only The Voice's organization, but La Hermandad, too. All while slowly bleeding to death. Best demonstrated when he launches a solo attack on Fuentes' armored police convoy, disabling or wiping out his protection detail before taking his target alive.]]
2nd May '17 12:55:25 PM Mdumas43073
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->'''Lisa Ramos:''' "What are you gonna do?"\\

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''Man On Fire'' is a 2004 film directed by Creator/TonyScott and starring Creator/DenzelWashington. It is based on A.J. Quinnel's ''Man on Fire'' novel (1980), which was already adapted into film in 1987.

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''Man On on Fire'' is a 2004 film directed by Creator/TonyScott and starring Creator/DenzelWashington. It is based on A.J. Quinnel's ''Man on Fire'' 1980 novel (1980), of the same name, which was already previously adapted into film in 1987.
11th Jan '17 5:10:12 AM Ohio9
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* AssholeVictim: Basically everyone John Creasy goes after. Pretty much all of them are hardened criminals who have participated in or carried out horrific crimes, which might make one feel a bit more comfortable with Creasy brutally torturing them for information and then murdering them even after they give him what he wants.
4th Dec '16 10:10:28 AM Morgenthaler
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4th Dec '16 10:10:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* BadAss: Creasy through and through.
7th Oct '16 2:31:44 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* RevisedEnding: [[spoiler:In the original filmed ending, Creasy does not die in the car on the way to The Voice's house. The two meet and chat for a while about the price of human life. Creasy continually looks down at his watch. When the timer reaches zero, Creasy smiles. Then, the entire house explodes. This implies that Creasy used the rectal bomb that he used on Fuentes earlier in the film]]. Creator/TonyScott cut the scene because he felt that it did not fit in with the tone of the film.
10th Apr '16 12:16:34 PM AlphaHandingGems
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''Man On Fire'' is a 2004 film directed by Creator/TonyScott and starring Creator/DenzelWashington. It is based on A.J. Quinnel's ''Man on Fire'' novel, which was already adapted into film in 1987.

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''Man On Fire'' is a 2004 film directed by Creator/TonyScott and starring Creator/DenzelWashington. It is based on A.J. Quinnel's ''Man on Fire'' novel, novel (1980), which was already adapted into film in 1987.



* CharacterTics: Rayburn has a habit of thoroughly sucking his fingertips after eating.



* DrivenToSuicide: Creasy tries to shoot himself in the head but the bullet doesn't work then.



* LaserSight: Near the end, a red dot coming from one is seen on Creasy's hand as one of his enemies is aiming at him.



* {{Montages}}: Many and varied, some with {{FlashbackEffects}} and some without them. Examples include the opening, Creasy thinking about and attempting suicide, swimming scenes, the kidnapping, and much more.
* {{Motifs}}: Swimming pools appear throughout the film: some conversation near the beginning takes place around one, Pita participates in swimming contests and practices for them, and Creasy swims in one to sterilize his wounds.



* ProductPlacement: Rayburn has several Nokia cellphones in a line on his nightstand and at least one of them has the Nokia tune as its ringtone.




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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The fates of Creasy and the BigBad are revealed in this form.
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler: Subverted, as when the film has almost ended, it is revealed that Pita is, in fact, alive and she wasn't even hurt by her kidnappers.]]
24th Mar '16 11:36:07 AM Ohio9
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* VigilanteMan: Creasy assumes this role after the kidnapping.
24th Mar '16 11:31:13 AM Ohio9
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* VigilanteExecution: Creasy carries out several of these during the course of the movie.
5th Mar '16 6:44:35 PM Ohio9
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* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Nont ot Creasy's kills are women - there is a female Guardian, but she tells him everything straight away and even [[PetTheDog offers him the girl.]] It's the wrong girl, but he simply hands the woman over to the cops when they come to pick up the kidnapped girl.

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* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Nont ot None of Creasy's kills are women - there is a female Guardian, but she tells him everything straight away and even [[PetTheDog offers him the girl.]] It's the wrong girl, but he simply hands the woman over to the cops when they come to pick up the kidnapped girl.
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