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The Man (2005)
Action,Comedy,Crime
Germany / English
"One guy walks the walk. The other talks and talks. "
Special Agent Derrick Vann is a man out to get the man who killed his partner but a case of mistaken identity leads him to Andy Fidler, a salesman with too many questions and a knack of getting in Vanns way.
Samuel L. Jackson Derrick Vann
Eugene Levy Andy Fiddler
Luke Goss Joey/Kane
Miguel Ferrer Agent Peters
Susie Essman Lt. Rita Carbone
Anthony Mackie Booty
Gigi Rice Susan
Rachael Crawford Dara Vann
Philip Akin Second I.A. Agent
Christopher Murray Homeless Man
Joel S. Keller Laptop Guy (as Joel Keller)
John Hemphill Ted
Kathryn Greenwood Flight Attendant
Carrie Cain-Sparks Big Kim (as Carrie Cain Sparks)
George Ghali Cab Driver
Director: Les Mayfield
Producer: Robert N. Fried
Writer: Jim Piddock,Margaret Oberman
The Man has it's moments, but overall fails to deliver
I don't know why, but something just made me wanna pick up the movie The Man. Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy, why not? I have never seen Samuel in a comedy, so I thought this would be interesting and it seemed like a movie with a guaranteed laugh. While I did have moments where I laughed, like the scene where Andy tells the bad guys who Derrick is, that he's his, well, you'll have to see, I don't know if I can write it on IMDb. The story was good and the actors were fine, I'm not sure why, but the movie just didn't work or click like I thought it would.

Andy is a dentist who is about to go make huge speeches around the country, coincidentally he is in the place of where a cop, Derrick, is going under cover to buy weapons from a gang. Andy is mistaken for Derrick and now has become part of the case pretending that he's interested in this stuff. But it may not happen since he's driving Derrick insane with his pure and wholesome image.

The Man has a few good laughs that I'm sure you'll get, but I do warn you that the movie doesn't provide a full out comedy that you'll die laughing from. Eugene held his own, but Samuel in my opinion at least really cannot hold a comedy very well. He was meant to play like a serious but lovable tough guy cop, but it didn't work. So I'll leave this one up to you, if you wanna check it out, go ahead, because it's one of those films you'll have to see for yourself.

5/10

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Seen it:Nej
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 4
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Imdb rating: 5.4
Musician: John Murphy
Running time: 83 min
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:31:3