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The Man is a 2005 American film directed by Les Mayfield that has Special Agent Vann (Samuel L. Jackson) is looking for the man who killed his partner but a case of mistaken identity leads him to Andy Fiddler (Eugene Levy), who asks too many questions and getting in Vann's way.

The film also stars Miguel Ferrer, Luke Goss, Anthony Mackie, Susie Essman, and Gigi Rice.

It was released on September 9, 2005.


Tropes for the film:

  • Do You Trust Me?: Briefly used as Derrick Vann tells Officer Santos that he needs the money so that he can fool the criminals in his operation. Santos reluctantly gives in. He gets more upset the second time when he needs the money for the captain to check on. Derrick then reminds Santos that he can trust Derrick and that Derrick has never given him a reason to distrust him. He trust Derrick and gives him an extention. Derrick asks, "Where the love, Dawg?"
  • Internal Affairs: Derrick is a Cowboy Cop who is being investigated by IA after his partner turned out to be corrupt and was killed by a criminal. The IA investigator believes that corrupt cops usually have corrupt partners. He ends up leaving satisfied that he was wrong after Vann returns the money he borrowed for a sting operation.
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  • Last-Second Word Swap: Andy Fiddler tries to get Vann to stop cursing so much: "Oh, fffor crying out loud!"
  • Shot in the Ass: Has Agent Vann getting shot in the ass, where in the next scene, he tries to get on a plane, but a metal detector prevents him from doing so because the bullet is permanently lodged.