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The Man (2005)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 9 September 2005 (USA)
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Special Agent Derrick Vann is a man out to get the man who killed his partner, but a case of mistaken identity leads him to Andy Fiddler, a salesman with too many questions and a knack of getting in Vann's way.

Director:

Les Mayfield

Writers:

Jim Piddock (screenplay), Margaret Oberman (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel L. Jackson ... Derrick Vann
Eugene Levy ... Andy Fiddler
Miguel Ferrer ... Agent Peters
Luke Goss ... Joey Kane
Susie Essman ... Lt. Rita Carbone
Anthony Mackie ... Booty
Gigi Rice ... Susan
Rachael Crawford ... Dara Vann
Philip Akin Philip Akin ... Second I.A. Agent
Christopher Murray ... Homeless Man
Joel Keller ... Laptop Guy
John Hemphill John Hemphill ... Ted
Kathryn Greenwood ... Flight Attendant
Carrie Cain-Sparks Carrie Cain-Sparks ... Big Kim (as Carrie Cain Sparks)
George Ghali George Ghali ... Cab Driver
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Storyline

A federal agent turns up dead and a hardcore undercover agent, known as Derrick Vann heads off to try and recover the stolen arms and find the killers. Andy Fiddler is an ordinary family man and a dentist, and is out heading to a conference, when he gets stuck in the same mess. Criminal Kane believes Fiddler is 'The Man' behind it all and offers him a gun. Vann spots him and drags him across town, with him posing as the actual 'Man'. Written by simon

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Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, rude dialogue and some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le boss See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,025,000, 11 September 2005

Gross USA:

$8,330,720

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,485,145
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Nick Fury and Falcon, respectively. See more »

Goofs

During the car drive, when Andy is showing Vann pictures of his family from his wallet. Andy's seat belt disappears and reappears several times. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Andy FidlerSpecial Agent Derrick Vann: Oh, fuck-cryin' out loud!
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Connections

Spoofs Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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Just Do It
Written by Ft (as Winston George Morris), Keith Ernesto Harris (as Keith Harris) and Richard Frierson
Performed by Ft (as FT)
Courtesy of Tru Criminal Records / New Line Records
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Two Stars With Potential: Where Did This Go Wrong?
12 September 2005 | by asam3122See all my reviews

The plot had some potential. Mistaken identity, guns, Samuel L. Jackson, and then it went wrong...flatulence. You knows it's going to be stupid and somewhat silly.

Eugene Levy plays Andy Fidler, a dental supply salesman, who is mistaken for a guy who wants to buy illegal guns from a heist where Vann's (Samuel L. Jackson) partner was killed.

Then, it turns out that Andy has a somewhat "criminal" past. But Andy seems too oblivious to what's going on. How could he possibly have anything to do with Vann's partner's death? With laughs from mostly bathroom humor, this "comedy" is funny. I was laughing at how stupid it was! Les Mayfield is on a definite losing streak. Eugene and Samuel have talent...why this load of crap?!?!? 5/10


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