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Man on Fire (2004)

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Man on Fire
Man of fire.jpg
Theatrical Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpgUnited States
Directed by Tony Scott
Release Date 2004
Language English
Studio Regency Enterprises
Scott Free Productions
Distributor 20th Century Fox
Main Cast
Character Actor
John W. Creasy Denzel Washington
Paul Rayburn Christopher Walken
Jordan Kalfus Mickey Rourke
Mariana Garcia Guerrero Rachel Ticotin
Miguel Manzano Giancarlo Giannini
Lisa Ramos Radha Mitchell
Samuel Ramos Marc Anthony
The Voice Gustavo Sánchez Parra
Lupita Ramos Dakota Fanning

Man on Fire is a 2004 action thriller starring Denzel Washington as John Creasy, a burnt-out former CIA operative and military officer who takes a job in Mexico guarding Pita Ramos (Dakota Fanning), the nine-year-old daughter of a wealthy businessman. When Pita is kidnapped and he is severely wounded, Creasy is determined to get her back at all costs. The cast also includes Radha Mitchell, Marc Anthony, Rachel Ticotin and Mickey Rourke. The film was directed by Tony Scott and was based on the 1980 novel of the same name written by A. J. Quinnell, which had been previously adapted into a 1987 film starring Scott Glenn. Both Fanning and Washington would reunite nearly 20 years later for the 2023 film The Equalizer 3.

The following weapons were used in the film Man on Fire (2004):



Glock 34

The Glock 34 in 9x19mm is the sidearm of John Creasy (Denzel Washington), who carries it in a Kydex outside the waistband holster. At one point in the film when Creasy is teaching Pita by her pool, he is seen carrying the pistol in his OWB holster without a shirt covering it like in most other scenes, and on his other side he has a double magazine pouch. It is the weapon with which he unsuccessfully attempts suicide and later uses in the kidnapping scene.

It is interesting to note that Creasy's Glock 34 has a generation 2 frame (no accessory rail, finger grooves, or thumb rest) during the scene where he attempts suicide, but later in the film, it does have the (correct) generation 3 frame, which was the only factory option available from Glock. This is most likely because the slide for the pistol was blank-adapted separately, and the armory had a shortage of third generation frames at the time. The -34 slide will fit and work fine on a 2nd gen frame, though this is not factory standard.

Glock 34, third generation model - 9x19mm
Creasy (Denzel Washington) handles his G34 in drunken stupor.
Great view of the Glock 34 before Creasy attempts suicide. Clearly visible in this image is the 2nd Generation frame, which was not factory standard on the Glock 34. His gun later has a 3rd Gen frame.
Ridden with PTSD, Creasy unsuccessfully attempts suicide with his G34.
Creasy performs a correct draw of his G34 during the kidnapping, removing cover garment with draw hand while keeping support hand on his chest. Denzel Washington was trained with the Glock before filming to know how to correctly handle and draw it.
An excellent closeup shot of Creasy's G34 right before firing a shot; the signature Glock tenifer "frying pan" finish at the time is very clearly visible. Note that his weapon now has the correct 3rd Gen frame. Also, he correctly draws it without his finger on the trigger.

Glock 17

Creasy later carries another Glock, the Glock 17. Used when he kidnaps his first revenge victim, and when he assaults the motorcade and kidnaps the police captain. Later given to Mr. Ramos (Marc Anthony).

Glock 17 3rd Generation - 9x19mm. Note the finger grooves, thumb reliefs, and accessory rail on the frame, which differentiate it from the older model.
Creasy holds his Glock 17 to his first victim after entering his car, although he uses a different pistol later in the scene.
Creasy continues his assault on the motorcade with his Glock 17 after using an RPG to initiate it.
Creasy shoots Fuentes' last remaining bodyguard with his Glock 17.
Creasy draws his Glock 17 after finding out the truth about the kidnapping.
Creasy sets down the Glock 17 after emptying it for Ramos to use.
Ramos loads the Glock 17 with the cartridge Creasy earlier attempted to kill himself with.

Colt Commander

A Colt Commander is seen during the weapons purchase scene, and later used in the assault on Sanchez' home.

Colt Commander M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Creasy examines a Commander-size 1911 during the weapons purchase scene.
The Commander between the Beretta and Hi-Power.
Creasy holds the 1911 Commander to Aurelio Sanchez' head.

Colt Gold Cup National Match

A Colt Mark IV Series 70 Gold Cup National Match is used to kill the first policeman, who claimed himself as part of the Mexico City Police Department criminal secret society named "La Hermandad", after being tortured.

Colt Gold Cup National Match Pistol - .45 ACP
Creasy grabs a Colt Gold Cup National Match in the junkyard scene.
"On to the next life for you, my friend. I guarantee you, you won't be lonely." Creasy executes his first victim with the Colt Gold Cup National Match.

SIG-Sauer P226

In the nightclub, Creasy carries a SIG-Sauer P226 as his weapon. Manzano (Giancarlo Giannini) uses a SIG-Sauer P226 to shoot Daniel Sanchez "The Voice" (Gustavo Sánchez Parra) at the end of the film.

SIG-Sauer P226 - 9x19mm
Creasy holds his P226 on the bouncer during his attack on the nightclub. Note that the hammer is cocked back into single action, and his finger is lightly resting on the trigger, both of which show that Creasy means business.
Manzano opens fire with his SIG-Sauer P226.

Auto Ordnance M1911A1

A nickel plated Auto Ordnance M1911A1 is used by Daniel Sanchez' brother Aurelio Sanchez (Gero Camilo) to shoot at Creasy before attempting to escape.

An Auto Ordnance M1911A1 with Nickel plated finish and custom pearl grips. This is the screen used gun that was carried and fired by John Travolta in the movie Pulp Fiction
Aurelio Sanchez fires at Creasy.
Aurelio Sanchez fires at Creasy.

Browning Hi-Power

During Pita's kidnapping, one of the kidnappers uses a Browning Hi-Power. Creasy examines a Browning Hi-Power during the weapons purchase scene, but doesn't purchase it.

Classic Commercial Browning Hi-Power - 9x19mm
A kidnapper fires a Hi-Power at Creasy.
Creasy examines the Browning Hi-Power. He affectionately calls it "The Browning".
The Hi-Power on the table. On the lower right.

Beretta 92FS

The Beretta 92FS is used by two of the kidnappers.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
A kidnapper prepares to fire at Creasy.
Another kidnapper fires a Beretta 92FS at Creasy.
The Beretta is seen on weapons table.


Colt Detective Special

At Pita's swim competition, a nickel plated Colt Detective Special is used to start the race.

Colt Detective Special 1st Generation - .38 Special
The swim competition is started with a Colt Detective Special.

Smith & Wesson Model 15

During the kidnapping, one of the corrupt judicial cops uses a Smith & Wesson Model 15.

Smith & Wesson Model 15 - .38 Special
A corrupt policeman shoots Creasy in the shoulder with a Smith & Wesson Model 15.
Creasy returns fire and shoots the corrupt policeman.

.22 Llama Blank Revolver "Salva"

At Pita's practice swim meet, a ? is used to start the race.



Zebala Side by Side Sawed-off Shotgun

Creasy is shown with a "Lupara" side by side 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun. This Lupara is full sized when he buys it and presumably sawed off afterwards. Creasy uses this short Side by Side shotgun to blow off the hand of Aurelio Sanchez. Also used in the nightclub.

This is the screen used Short Barreled shotgun used by Denzel Washington in the film Man on Fire.
Creasy fires his shotgun after one of the accomplices tries to escape at the nightclub.
Creasy firing off some shots inside the nightclub.
After being insulted by Daniel Sanchez "The Voice" for asking him how much money he wants. Creasy jams his shotgun into Aurelio Sanchez' fingers...
and blows them off. Very cool special effect.
Creasy hands the shotgun to Lisa (Radha Mitchell) to hold on Aurelio Sanchez.
Lisa holds the shotgun on Aurelio Sanchez.

Remington 870

A sawn off Remington 870 is used by Aurelio Sanchez (Gero Camilo) to threaten the reporter Mariana (Rachel Ticotin).

Remington 870 with sawed off barrel and stock - 12 Gauge
Aurelio threatens Mariana after shooting her driver.
Aurelio walks off.
One of Daniel Sanchez' men with a 870 full stock and sawn down barrel.

Submachine Guns

M3A1 "Grease Gun"

While never used on screen, Creasy buys an M3A1 "Grease Gun" from the gun dealer. It's seen in his bag. Note the lack of cocking lever and the larger ejection port typical of the M3A1.

M3A1 "Grease Gun" - .45 ACP
The M3A1 "Grease Gun" on the dealers table.
M3A1 Grease Gun seen in Creasy's bag during the weapons purchase scene.

Beretta PM12S

At the money drop one of Fuentes' men uses Beretta PM12S to ripoff the kidnappers.

Beretta PM12S - 9x19mm
One of Fuentes' men hiding with a Beretta PM12S.
One of Fuentes' men fires a Beretta PM12S.

Rifles / Carbines

AR-15 Carbine

An AR-15 Carbine variant is used by a thug at the prisoner exchange. It is never seen firing so it cannot be sure if it is an M4 or similar assault rifle, or the semi-automatic only AR-15 civilian variant. It is fitted with a laser aiming module and a C-more red dot sight.

Similar M4A1 carbine with EOTech 552.A65 Holographic sight and SureFire M951XM05 tactical light - 5.56x45mm
The rifle is seen from the side.
The thug aims the rifle's red dot sight at Creasy's scars on his hand.


Type 69 RPG

A Chinese Type 69 RPG is used to blow up an SUV in the motorcade.

Type 69 RPG - 40mm
Creasy prepares to assault the motorcade armed with a Type 69 RPG
Close up view.


Table Guns

Mauser C96, M1911-style pistol, SIG-Sauer P226 and Smith & Wesson Schofield Model 3 is visible along with other Smith & Wesson-like revolvers.
Thompson M1928A1 is obviously on the table too, with Beretta 92FS and a Remington 870 with a 4-shot tube and the stock sawn-off.

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