History Film / ManOnFire

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.
5th Mar '16 3:38:50 PM TheLuckyCat
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* GenerationXerox: Pita looks strikingly similar to her mother, Lisa.



* WhamLine: [[spoiler: "Pita's alive. She's here."]]

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* WhamLine: [[spoiler: "Pita's alive. She's here."I will give you her life, for your life."]]
5th Mar '16 3:01:37 PM TheLuckyCat
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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.



* ProfessionalKiller: Creasy

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* ProfessionalKiller: CreasyCreasy.




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* WhamLine: [[spoiler: "Pita's alive. She's here."]]
11th Feb '16 12:15:33 AM Ohio9
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* HeroInsurance: Creasy commits so many crimes (including several cold blooded murders) in his effort to rescue Lupita it's really debatable if he's any better then the bad guys.
25th Dec '15 2:57:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* IntergenerationalFriendship: Creasy starts out as a suicidal alcoholic until he gradually warms up to Pita, the little girl he's been hired to bodyguard. He decides to help her prepare for a swimming competition and sort of becomes a surrogate father to Pita, driving him to go on a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge rage-driven revenge quest]] after she's kidnapped and apparently killed.
23rd Nov '15 12:02:25 PM ST89
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* TheSyndicate: The kidnappers are parts of La Hermandad a criminal organization who acts with the aid of corrupt officials.

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* TheSyndicate: The kidnappers are parts of La Hermandad Hermandad, a criminal organization who acts with the aid of corrupt officials.
23rd Nov '15 12:01:34 PM ST89
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* TheSyndicate: La Hermandad.

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* TheSyndicate: The kidnappers are parts of La Hermandad. Hermandad a criminal organization who acts with the aid of corrupt officials.
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