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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 »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man 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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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A working title for this film was "El Maninator". See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in Detroit, but Canadian gas stations and mail boxes can be seen throughout. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
[after Derrick shoots Andy in the butt]
Andy Fidler: You shot me!
Special Agent Derrick Vann: I grazed you.
Andy Fidler: Well, that's still shooting me!
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I Just Want to Celebrate (Mocean Worker Remix)
Written by Nick Zesses and Dino Fekaris
Performed by Rare Earth
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Hm...
3 March 2006 | by Drake_ClawfangSee all my reviews

The Man is one of what I like to call 'MWLP': Movies with little plot. The movie's plot is rather thin: Jackson is a cop whose partner was just killed by a gun-smuggling ring. He sets up a buy with a dealer, but a case of coincidence leads Levy to intercept the goods. Now that the dealers think Levy is the buyer, Jackson has no choice but to work with Levy to bust the ring.

Like I said, the plot if mediocre. But the movie itself is good. Jackson walks the walks, and Levy talks, talks, and talks! The cursing, swearing, tough-as-nails cop paired with a dental supply salesman who really just wants to get the job over with and go on with his life: preferably before Jackson shoots him in the keyster (again!). But in the end, Jackson must swallow his pride as Levy takes matters into his own hands and sets up a trade to get Jackson into the heart of the operation. Not bad for a dental supply salesman!

Over all...if you want an engaging, twisting, turning and suspenseful...look elsewhere. You want laughs, and one of the most outrageous cop pairings since Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan, see this movie.


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