Man on Fire

Man on Fire

"Creasy's art is death, and he is about to paint his masterpiece."
  • R
  • 2004
  • 2 hr 26 min
  • 7.7  (329,289)
  • 47

Man on Fire is a 2004 action/thriller movie based on a 1980 A. J. Quinnell novel. The 2004 version is the second time this same book was adapted to film, with the first in 1987. This incarnation of the movie stars a great cast with, Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Marc Anthony, Christopher Walken and Mickey Rourke. The majority of the story unfolds in Mexico City, where kidnapping is an everyday business for some. Pita Ramos, played by Dakota Fanning, is the child of a wealthy businessman and to satisfy his insurance company her father must hire a bodyguard for her. John Creasy, played by Denzel Washington, is the former U. S. Marine Forces Recon officer and CIA agent, turned alcoholic, her father hires. Creasy admits his alcoholism to the father who just asks that his with not find out. As the story progresses, Despite the best efforts of Creasy, Pita is kidnapped. During the kidnapping Creasy is seriously injured. After being released from the hospital he is haunted by the images of the kidnapping and takes it upon himself to try to get the little girl back. With the help of a local reporter, Creasy cuts a wide swath of vengeance and blood, across Mexico City in his search for young Pita. An apparent error in the delivery of the ransom money to the kidnappers, seems to get the hostage, Pita, killed. Creasy continues following his leads bent upon revenge. He is led to a corrupt local police force and eventually on to those who masterminded the plot and the man who carried it out. With these and many other masterful plot twists, director Tony Scott and screenwriter Brian Helgeland, will keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat. This movie delivers some great action, suspense and more than enough plot twists to keep you interested throughout.

Man on Fire
Man On Fire
Man On Fire

Trailer - 2 min 26 sec

Man On Fire (Clean Trailer)
Man On Fire (Clean Trailer)

Trailer - 2 min 53 sec

Description
Man on Fire is a 2004 action/thriller movie based on a 1980 A. J. Quinnell novel. The 2004 version is the second time this same book was adapted to film, with the first in 1987. This incarnation of the movie stars a great cast with, Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Marc Anthony, Christopher Walken and Mickey Rourke. The majority of the story unfolds in Mexico City, where kidnapping is an everyday business for some. Pita Ramos, played by Dakota Fanning, is the child of a wealthy businessman and to satisfy his insurance company her father must hire a bodyguard for her. John Creasy, played by Denzel Washington, is the former U. S. Marine Forces Recon officer and CIA agent, turned alcoholic, her father hires.

Creasy admits his alcoholism to the father who just asks that his with not find out. As the story progresses, Despite the best efforts of Creasy, Pita is kidnapped. During the kidnapping Creasy is seriously injured.

After being released from the hospital he is haunted by the images of the kidnapping and takes it upon himself to try to get the little girl back. With the help of a local reporter, Creasy cuts a wide swath of vengeance and blood, across Mexico City in his search for young Pita.

An apparent error in the delivery of the ransom money to the kidnappers, seems to get the hostage, Pita, killed. Creasy continues following his leads bent upon revenge. He is led to a corrupt local police force and eventually on to those who masterminded the plot and the man who carried it out.

With these and many other masterful plot twists, director Tony Scott and screenwriter Brian Helgeland, will keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat. This movie delivers some great action, suspense and more than enough plot twists to keep you interested throughout.

Man on Fire is a 2004 action movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 26 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.7 and a MetaScore of 47.

Man on Fire is available to watch free on The Roku Channel Free. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV, Apple TV, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Man on Fire for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    2004
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    2 hr 26 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (329,289)
  • Metascore
    47