Man on Fire

Continuity mistake: When Creasy's friend Ray is sitting on the couch at the Agency for Federal Investigation and calls Creasy an artist of death, from a side shot he eats a piece of food, licks his fingers clean, and from the shot it is clear that he is holding nothing in his hand. However, on the next shot from the front, Ray is holding something in the same hand, points to it with the other hand, leans forward and throws it on a plate, then picks up a napkin and wipes off the fingers he had just licked clean in the shot before.

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Revealing mistake: In the rave club, right before Creasy fires the sawed-off shotgun at the woman who's trying to hide, the part of the wall that will be blown out is visible (it's a patched-up circle).

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Continuity mistake: Within the first hour of the film in the scene where Creasy is driving Pita and her mom to school, the mom is seen sitting behind Creasy in some shots and sometimes there is no one behind Creasy when it changes camera angles. Then towards the end of the scene the mom appears behind Creasy once again.

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Trivia: When Pita is doing her homework and notices Creasy smiling, they play a game to see who smiles first. This scene was completely improvised.

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Creasy: Okay, my friend. It's off to the next life for you. I guarantee you, you won't be lonely.

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Pita: What was your first girlfriends' name?
Creasy: Nonya.
Pita: Nonya who?
Creasy: Nonya business.

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Rayburn: A bullet always tells the truth.

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Question: Why did Creasy keep swimming in the pool after being shot?

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Chosen answer: Creasy swimming in the pool can be considered as as a way to be close to Pita. His blood in the water could also be interpreted as him and Pita becoming one.

Answer: It was meant to recuperate damaged muscles after being shot at by kidnappers.

Answer: To cleanse his bullet wounds and to try and keep in shape.

Question: Is this a true story? The ending with text "John W. Creasy" and lifetime dates makes it seem like a true story.

New this month Answer: Daniel "La Voz" Sanchez was based of the kidnapper Daniel Arizmendi López and Aurelio Sanchez was based of his bother Aurelio Arizmendi López, so some of it maybe true but not alot.

Chosen answer: No, the movie was based on a fiction book. The book takes place in Italy, and the kidnapping ring is run by the mafia.

Question: Why does Creasy almost kill himself in the beginning of the movie? How does Creasy die at the end of the movie?

Chosen answer: Creasy was a contract assassin for the CIA. His downfall was his drinking because it affected his reaction time and so forth. He had a lot of bad memories he was trying to live with. He considered this bodyguard assignment to be a blow off assignment. This and his bad memories combined with his drinking problem, made him severely depressed. This is why he considered killing himself. At the end of the movie, you see Creasy being taken away in a car. His gunshot wound from the "Voice's" brother, along with his prior gunshot wounds that were never properly treated, had finally gotten the best of him. He was bleeding the whole last half of the movie because he never fully recovered from the gunshot wounds. So, to answer the question of why he died, he bled to death.

Answer: He wanted to kill himself because of his past. Hence- "will God ever forgive us for what we have done?" His friend answered "no"

New this month Answer: He had a tracking device in him so they could track the Voice after he died.

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