I think this is one of Denzel Washington’s finest roles (Oscar winner for ‘Best Leading Man in a Drama for 1989, ‘Glory’, he also won an Oscar for Best Leading Man in a Drama, 2001 film, ‘Training Day’)
‘Man On Fire’ is a 2004 action-thriller film based on the 1980 novel by A. J. Quinnell.
Yes. It is a true story.
In Mexico City, a former CIA operative swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family (Anthony and Pfeiffer who hired him to protect their daughter).
Hard drinking, burnt out ex CIA operative John Creasy (Washington) has given up on life until he's hired as a bodyguard to protect nine year old Pita Ramos.
This film is not for the faint of heart. There are very violent/gory/bloody scenes throughout the film.
I would not recommend this film to be viewed by anyone under 18 yrs old. Trust me. I say this for a reason.
Michelle Pfieffer gives a sterling performance as an American woman married to a Mexican man who is mixed up in things that he hides from his wife.
Her family means everything to her.
Mark Anthony (in his first Leading Role) gives an exemplary performance as Pfeiffer’s Mexican husband.
Dakota Fanning (in her first major role) plays the kidnapped daughter of Anthony and Pfeiffer.
Fanning gives an exceptional performance as their daughter.
Mr. Washington is such a great actor...the very finest of his time.
He’s great in any performance he gives. Whether it’s Tv (St. Elsewhere), Motion Picture Films (any film....
I don’t think you can go wrong, no matter what movie you pick), or a live performance, such as “The Iceman Cometh”(which I had the pleasure & honor to see him perform on Broadway, in the leading role, ‘Iceman Cometh’).
Such an exceptional performance he gave that day.
One you will never forget.
In the meantime, he has two Oscar winning performances, as well as several Oscar worthy performances he has so professionally, and graciously given that are available on DVD/DVD BluRay.
You can order them today on Amazon.