Oscar winner Denzel Washington stars as a government operative / soldier of fortune, who has pretty much given up on life. In Mexico City, he reluctantly agrees to take a job to protect a child (Dakota Fanning) whose parents are threatened by a wave of kidnappings. He eventually becomes close to the child and their relationship reawakens and rekindles his spirit. When she is abducted, his fiery rage is unleashed on those he feels responsible, and he stops at nothing to save her.
Time to get the hoses out...
A man whose ideals have been shattered for the last time is out for violent justice in this thriller. Creasy (Denzel Washington) is a former United State intelligence agent-turned-mercenary who has seen too much of the violence and corruption in the world and has become jaded and withdrawn. Creasy is hired to act as a bodyguard for Lupita (nicknamed "Pita", played by (Dakota Fanning), a ten-year-old girl whose wealthy family (a Mexican father and American mother) currently lives in Mexico City, where kidnapping has become a near epidemic. While watching over Pita, Creasy becomes fond of the girl, and finds himself regaining some of his faith in humanity. But things take an ugly turn when Pita is abducted by gunmen who shoot Creasy and leave him to die in the streets. Enraged beyond reason, Creasy recovers and sets out to find the men responsible for kidnapping Pita, no matter who he has to kill along the way. Man on Fire is based on a novel by A.J. Quinnell, which was previously filmed in 1987 with Scott Glenn as Creasy. Christopher Walken, Radha Mitchell, Giancarlo Giannini, and Mickey Rourke highlight the supporting cast for this remake.Read More
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Man on Fire, starring Denzel Washington, sold about 1.5 million combined DVD and VHS units Tuesday, its first day on retail shelves, according to 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment executives.
While that sell-though number doesn't break any sales records for a live-action title, Man on Fire's first-day home video sales are performing on par with a $100 million-plus boxoffice film, a strong showing for a film with $78 million in domestic boxoffice. Lions Gate's The Punisher, starring John Travolta, sold about 1.8 million combined DVD and VHS units during its first five days in release, according to studio executives. The Punisher's first-week sales figure makes it one of the top-selling live-action titles of the year respective to its $33 million domestic boxoffice take. Nielsen VideoScan ranked The Punisher as the nation No. 2-best-selling DVD its debut week, second to The Passion of the Christ, for the week ending September 12th.Read More
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