History Film / ManOnFire

6th Sep '17 8:10:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* MultipleEndings: [[spoiler:In the original ending Creasy ends up dying from previously-sustainted wounds while being driven to the main villain "The Ghost" after agreeing to trade himself in for Pita, with a coda showing that the Mexican detective who was following his progress ended up shooting the Ghost during the arrest. An alternate ending had been shot where Creasy, though still mortally wounded, lives long enough to meet the Ghost face to face and exchange a few words before Creasy uses a bomb to kill them both.]]
4th Sep '17 8:41:28 PM Peteman
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* MassiveMultiplayerScam: Horribly, ''brutally'' averted. The only person in on the kidnapping scheme who even remotely cares about Pita's life and welfare [[spoiler: is her own father, and probably The Voice, if nothing else but out of professionalism, up until one of his family members is killed by the CollidingCriminalConspiracies]], while everybody else is in for the money and is willing to backstab the rest and allow Pita's death to get it. Not surprisingly, Creasy kills them all in revenge.

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* MassiveMultiplayerScam: Horribly, ''brutally'' averted.Averted. The only person in on the kidnapping scheme who even remotely cares about Pita's life and welfare [[spoiler: is her own father, and probably The Voice, if nothing else but out of professionalism, up until one of his family members is killed by the CollidingCriminalConspiracies]], while everybody else is in for the money and is willing to backstab the rest and allow Pita's death to get it. Not surprisingly, Creasy kills them all in revenge.
15th Aug '17 7:14:12 AM GuyIncog
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* ConvenientMisfire: [[spoiler:Creasy's]] pistol fails to fire when [[spoiler:he tries to kill himself.]] [[ChekhovsGun He keeps the bullet]] and later [[LeaveBehindAPistol gives it and his pistol to]] [[spoiler:Ramos]] when he finds out about his involvement in Pita's kidnapping. [[spoiler:The bullet doesn't misfire this time.]]
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.]]
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