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  • Mar 21, 2010
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Makes me wonder if justice can only be brought about by paying a hefty price! What a corrupted world!
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Starring Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Marc Anthony, Christopher Walken, Mickey Rourke
Directed by Tony Scott
Writer:  Brian Helgeland
Based on the novel Man On Fire by A.J. Quinnell
2004

Product Description
Hard-drinking, burnt-out ex-CIA operative John Creasy (Washington) has given up on life--until his friend Rayburn (Oscar winner Christopher Walken) gets him a job as a bodyguard to nine-year-old Pita Ramos (Dakota Fanning). Bit by bit, Creasy begins to reclaim his soul, but when Pita is kidnapped, Creasy unleashes a firestorm of apocalyptic vengeance against everyone responsible.
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Director: Tony Scott
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Release Date: April 21, 2004
MPAA Rating: R
Runtime: 1hr 50min
Studio: Fox 2000 Pictures, Regency Enterprises
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