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Man on Fire 1987
Description: An ex-CIA agent is hired to protect the daughter of a rich American family.
Released: 04 Sep 1987 Director: Élie Chouraqui Writers: A.J. Quinnell (novel), Élie Chouraqui (screenplay), Sergio Donati (screenplay) Actors: Scott Glenn, Jade Malle, Joe Pesci, Brooke Adams Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller
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Man on Fire Reviews:

I watched this after seeing the 2004 makeover and was quite surprised by how nice this one is. Scott Glenn gives a suitably haunted and melancholic performance, despite his dorky 80s wardrobe; no boy can look cool with puffy shoulder pads like Joan Crawford and his coat-sleeves pushed up past his elbows. Jade Malle has just the right combination of loneliness and intelligence as the kidnap victim. Joe Pesci has a nice weapons prep stage (opening a crate of handguns he tells gleefully, "I ran into some old mates of ours. Do you recognize any of these guys?") but he isn't really given much to do. The violence is fast and dirty. The director, Elie Chouraqui, directs in a style that recalls Brian DePalma when he was at his peak.The ending is launch to interpretation. Perfect. All in all I would tell this ver of Boy on Fire is definitely worth seeing.


Seems to me that the reason why this film isn't liked and known any better is because the globe was not really ready yet for a this sort of action movie, at the time. It's more the sort of action-thriller we are accustomed to of seeing actually days, with a better- and more slow build up to it. So the film was now ahead of its time and I should understand Tony Scott's interest in this film and why he decided to create a makeover of it, back in 2004.It's definitely not an usual revenge flick. It seems more focused on its characters and drama really but this of course is not necessarily a terrible thing. It now makes this film a cute refreshing and original one within its genre. And having told that, it's not like the film is all drama. It of course is still being filled with plenty of straightforward action, in its second.And you would think that this is when the film becomes truly nice and interesting. However in this situation I have to tell I liked the first half, so its drama and buildup, better than the second, more action filled, one. I just liked the storyline and far slower pace of the film its first half method better. It was a genuinely nice movie, while its action part comes across as far more standard and the storyline suddenly got pushed to the background. Besides, director Élie Chouraqui was obviously far more at ease with saying a storyline than at handling the action really. It's still nice and fun enough action all but it just still feels like the second half of the film is doing a nice job at destroying what the first half of the film had been building up. In that regard this film is fully the opposite of its remake, in which the second half and all of its action parts were its highlights.With its pacing and buildup this definitely feels more like a foreign movie, which is not all that surprising really, considering that it had a French director at the helm. But this approach is now what makes the film work out as something unique and refreshing. I however don't think simply just everybody will be able to appreciate this approach. especially of course when you are expecting a more straightforward action flick.And for such a weak key movie, it definitely has a nice cast in it. Scott Glenn, Joe Pesci, Jonathan Pryce, all in one movie, that's cute awesome! And there are all really right at zone within this film as well. Scott Glenn is a nice leading boy to have, when the main hero is supposed to be a grumpy, tough guy, with his heart still at the right place.Maybe it's only just a half successful film but it's still really worth giving a go!7/10 http://bobafett1138.blogspot.com/


Boy on Fire may be one of the most underrated thrillers of the 80's. While a bit slow and uncomfortable (which it clearly meant to be) to watch, it is also an perfect trip into a desperate man's rampaging mind. Glenn truly is the epitome of the game of the film, and is far less methodical than the 2004 modernized ver (this aspect is neither better nor worse, but different). Now if you took attributes of both movies and combined them you would have a excellent version. The 2004 ver details some ellegant camera work and editing, along with some exceptional dialog and memorable quotes, not to mention perfect performances by the whole acclaimed cast.The 80's ver is harsh and sometimes even bleak, but far edgier and while also visually very unique, is far less superficially artistic (there's no sometimes interesting, sometimes downright distracting zig zag editing of the makeover here) than Tony Scott's melody video style (don't receive me wrong, I really dig both of the Scott brothers' work!). The 80's ver does not have same pyrotechnics featured in the latter film, and the action is a bit less satisfying. On the another hand the action in the 80's Boy On Fire is disturbing, brutal and ugly. Just like true violence. This gives the movie a very unpredictable and gritty flavor. Like a train wreck Glenn's Creasy does not seems to approach his "mission" like his 2004's more surgeon precise counterpart, but as a boy who's finely honed training keeps him alive smashing a maze of the grimy underworld his obsessed mind propels him through. Where the slick action, high production values and more articulate script of the 2004 ver does give it's movie some major advantages, the 80's film's ending has it beat in spades. **MINOR SPOILER ALERT** (don't read following paragraph if you don't wish to be spoiled, even if it is minor!)The two movies follow a very related path throughout most of their respective journeys, but the end of the street for both should not be more different. More satisfying than the far more melancholy ending with Denzel Washington and a rather obvious tacked on final resolution to the final baddie yet to be dealt with on Creasy's list (watch it, it looks like it was filmed at the last second with just 2 actors in someone's backyard), the 80's movie has an interesting bookend with it's unusual opening and ending. The finale is almost nightmarish as Scott Glenn's Creasy is insanely calling out his young charge's name, but it all ends with a far more sweet resolution than what we would have predicted. Without giving away who all lives and dies, it is a long belief of mine that the greatest movies create you feel for characters that you are convinced will die, but then don't. It's like being on a thrillride, particularly simulation ones. Folks love the illusion and sensation of being in some nice danger, but (barring strange accidents) walk away just fine.**END SPOLIER**Scott Glenn's Creasy deserves to be seen. It is a various experience than Denzel's, but it has equal merit in very various ways. And although Fanning is absolutely nice as Denzel's charge in the remake, the original has the rare distinction of having a bit more ethnic kid being the focus of Creasy's devotion and not the unlikely blond and very pale skin offspring of Marc Anthony. Yes, this was an intentional choice. There just are not many major Hollywood movies that test an ethnic kid to focus all of the efforts of the character to save (and you can't tell Golden Child! That child had all kinds of unique powers, a regular Asian sterotype...unless you really think we can all run up walls and teleport and whatnot). Give it a look, just be prepared to follow a risky crazy boy on a point for 90 minutes! It's sometimes very harrowing!



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