Man on Fire


2h 22m 2004

Brief Synopsis

A wave of kidnappings has swept through Mexico, feeding a growing sense of panic among its wealthier citizens, especially parents. In one six-day period, there were twenty-four abductions, leading many to hire bodyguards for their children. Into this world enters John Creasy, a burned-out ex-CIA ope

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Thriller
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Leon Sandoval
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Mexico City, Mexico; Lake Como, Italy; Mexico City, Mexico; Florida, USA; Milan, Italy; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 22m

Synopsis

A wave of kidnappings has swept through Mexico, feeding a growing sense of panic among its wealthier citizens, especially parents. In one six-day period, there were twenty-four abductions, leading many to hire bodyguards for their children. Into this world enters John Creasy, a burned-out ex-CIA operative/assassin, who has given up on life. Creasy's friend Rayburn brings him to Mexico City to be a bodyguard to nine-year-old Pita Ramos, daughter of industrialist Samuel Ramos and his wife Lisa. Creasy is not interested in being a bodyguard, especially to a youngster, but for lack of something better to do, he accepts the assignment. Creasy barely tolerates the precocious child and her pestering questions about him and his life. But slowly, she chips away at his seemingly impenetrable exterior, his defenses drop, and he opens up to her. Creasy's new-found purpose in life is shattered when Pita is kidnapped. Despite being mortally wounded during the kidnapping, he vows to kill anyone involved in or profiting from the kidnapping. And no one can stop him.

Crew

Fidel Abrego

Stunts

Hugo Aguilera

Stunts

Ulrika Akander

Dialogue Editor

Randle Akerson

Sound Effects Editor

Richard Alderete

Assistant Editor

Jesus Almontes

Props

Julieta Alvarez

On-Set Dresser

Armando Amador

Production Accountant

Jose Luis Anzaga

Electrician

Marcela Arevalo

Production Assistant

David A Arnold

Dialogue Editor

James Ashwill

Foley Mixer

Alejandro Avendano

Stunts

Omar Ayala

Stunts

Chris Baird

Assistant Editor

Wayne Baker

Camera

Ana Ballesteros

Caterer

Jose Manuel Ballesteros

Craft Service

Jorge Barba

On-Set Dresser

Thomas A Barrios

Assistant Camera

Stuart Barter

Location Scout

John Beauvais

Painter

Carlos Benassini

Assistant Art Director

Odin Benitez

Sound Effects Editor

Miguel Betancourt

Video

Corwin Bibb

Best Boy Electric

Matthew Blair

Assistant Production Accountant

Julio Bolanos

Assistant

Beau Borders

Sound Effects

Paul Borne

Stunt Coordinator

Sherrie Bradshaw

Assistant Production Accountant

Mauricio Brito

Rights & Clearances

Bob F Brown

Stunt Coordinator

Vanessa Bryant

Props Assistant

Ian Bucio

Stunts

Wilebaldo Bucio

Stunt Coordinator

Karla Bukantz

Production Assistant

Donald Burghardt

Assistant Camera

Fred Burke

Foley Editor

Willie Burton

Sound Mixer

David V Butler

Dialogue Editor

Sean Byrne

Coordinator

Jose Cabrera

Casting Assistant

Analeine Calymayor

Location Assistant

Victor Camacho

Video

Chris Camacho Riquenes

Video

Denise Camargo

On-Set Dresser

Paul A. Cameron

Other

Paul A. Cameron

Director Of Photography

Rick Canelli

Adr

Guillermo Carreno

Set Production Assistant

Emmanuel Castanon

Props Assistant

Miguel Cervantes

Propman

Joaquin Cervera

Assistant Camera

Jan Cerwonka

Instructor

Ctsar Charlone

Camera Operator

Erasto Mijares Chavarria

Assistant

Larry M. Cherry

Hair Stylist

Lisa Chugg

Assistant Set Decorator

Ian Clampett

Loader

Greg Collier

Camera Utility

John T Connor

Assistant Camera

Antonio Cornejo

Special Effects Assistant

Vida Corona

Art Department

Gilberto Cortes

Property Master

Cesar Cortez Sarmiento

Assistant

Gustavo Covarrubias

Key Grip

Ricardo Covarrubias

Dolly Grip

E Langston Craig

Dga Trainee

John Cucci

Foley Artist

Alejandra Cuervo

Props Buyer

Arturo Curiel

Transportation Coordinator

Carol Dantuono

Post-Production Supervisor

Jose De La Luz

Stunts

Alejandro De La Pena

Stunts

Salvador Degante

Grip

Javier Del Rio

Location Assistant

Stel Deleon

Assistant Production Accountant

Javier Delgado

Wardrobe Assistant

Daniel Diaz

Stunts

Fernando Diaz

Loader

Ricardo Diaz

Transportation Captain

Bob Dohrmann

Production Associate

Kira Dominguez

Set Production Assistant

Teri E. Dorman

Dialogue Editor

Robert Duffy

Editor

O. L. Duke

Stunts

Adrian Duran

Special Effects Assistant

Fermin Duran

Special Effects Assistant

Jesus Duran

Special Effects Coordinator

Juan Alejandro Duran Vasquez

Special Effects Assistant

Timothy R Durr

Grip

Paul A. Edwards

Camera Operator

Joy Ellington

Dialogue Coach

John Ellingwood

Assistant Camera

Juno J. Ellis

Adr Editor

Eder De Jesus Escamilla

Assistant

John Paul Fasal

Sound Effects

David Fencl

Props

Alejandro Fernandez

Assistant Art Director

Benjamin Fernandez

Production Designer

Pedro Raul Flores

Tailor

Leigh Folsom-boyd

Assistant Editor

Lucas Foster

Producer

Ian Freeman

Assistant Production Accountant

Louise Frogley

Costume Designer

Luis Fuentes

Projectionist

Carl Fullerton

Makeup Artist

Daniel Gallardo

Swing Gang

Ricardo Gallarzo

Transportation Captain

Antonio Gallegos

Stunts

David Gameros

Makeup Artist

David Gameros

Hair Stylist

Antonio Garcia

Assistant

Juan Manuel Garcia

Swing Gang

Marco A Garcia

Wig Maker

Raul Garcia

Stunts

Sarah Garcia-rill

Casting Assistant

Juan Carlos Garrido

Production

Rick Gleitsman

Props Buyer

Yuria Goded

Assistant Production Coordinator

Antonio Godinez

Props Assistant

Arturo Godinez

Stunts

Leonardo Godinez

Stunts

Eduardo Gomez

Stunts

Eduardo Felipe Gomez

Makeup Artist

Eduardo Felipe Gomez

Hair Stylist

Issac Gomez

Video

Sergio Gomez

Special Effects Assistant

Jesus Gonzalez

Rigging Gaffer

Juan Gonzalez

Dialogue Coach

Pedro Gonzalez

Key Rigging Grip

Guillermo Granados

Props Assistant

Harry Gregson-williams

Music

Elli Griff

Set Decorator

Carlos Gris

Camera Equipment

Adrian Grunberg

Assistant Director

Jorge Guerrero

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Sonia Guerrero

Extras Casting Assistant

Randy Guillory

Driver

Hector Gutierrez

Grip

Hugo Gutierrez

Set Production Assistant

Zeferino Gutierrez

Wardrobe

Tomas Guzman

Stunts

Francis Hadinoto

Production Assistant

Keith Hamshere

Photography

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Matthew Harrison

Foley Editor

Brian Helgeland

Screenplay

Monica Hernandez Marcado

Production Assistant

Noel Arturo Hernandez Montalvo

Stunts

Panfilo Herrera Sanchez

Painter

Carla Hool

Casting

Carla Hool

Dialogue Coach

Conrad Hool

Unit Production Manager

Conrad Hool

Coproducer

Lance Hool

Executive Producer

Barbara Horcasitas

On-Set Dresser

Denise Horta

Adr Editor

Susan Howard

Makeup Artist

Edgar Hurtado

Assistant Camera

Judy Jennings

Instructor

Jose Luis Jimenez

Stunts

Yael Jiminez Armanda

Props Assistant

Graham Johnston

Hair

Graham Johnston

Makeup Supervisor

Jacques Jouffret

Steadicam Operator

Jacques Jouffret

Camera Operator

Armando Juarez

Stunts

Suhail F Kafity

Sound Effects Editor

Stacy Perskie Kaniss

Assistant

Shawn Kautz

Stunts

Richard Klotz

Location Scout

Joyce Kogut

Wardrobe Supervisor

Nicholas Vincent Korda

Adr Editor

Frank Kostenko

Assistant Director

Hanna Kot

Instructor

William P Lafon

Driver

Luis Lara

Lighting Technician

James Likowski

Foley Editor

Juan Lizarraga

Video

Ivan Lomeli

Assistant

Felipe Lopez

Stunts

Margarito Lopez

Carpenter

Raul Lopez

Stunts

Natalia Lopez Diaz

Graphic Designer

Antonio Lopez Martinez

Carpenter

Mauricio Lule

Set Production Assistant

Melissa Lytle

Assistant Sound Editor

Berenice Manjarrez

Assistant Director

Steven Mann

Coordinator

Carlos Manzo

Set Production Assistant

Alberto Marquez

Props

Rene Marquez

Props

Arturo Marroquin

Stunts

Victoria Martin

Foley Editor

Joe A Martinez

Assistant Camera

Juan Jose Martinez Mantemayor

Painter

Suzie Mclean

Assistant Production Accountant

James Mcmillan

Key Grip

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Thriller
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Leon Sandoval
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Mexico City, Mexico; Lake Como, Italy; Mexico City, Mexico; Florida, USA; Milan, Italy; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 22m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 21, 2004

Expanded Release in United States April 23, 2004

Released in United States on Video September 14, 2004

Based on the novel "Man on Fire" by A.J. Quinell.

Remake of "Man on Fire" (Italy/France/1987) directed by Elie Chouraqui and produced by Arnon Milchan.

Kodak

Released in United States Spring April 21, 2004

Expanded Release in United States April 23, 2004

Released in United States on Video September 14, 2004