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( Man on fire 1987 or 2004. ) Which story was the real life ending??


This story is suppose to be true( Per the remake of 2004 stating the aftermath of what happen in the end!! ) So which story is really true!! Man on Fire (1987) where Creasy is still alive in the end under witness protection, Or Man on Fire ( 2004 ) where he died after exchanging his life for the little girl?? Does anyone know??

Thanks!!

Joe.

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in the book pita dies while being held hostage and creesy dies at the end the book is really good

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Actually at the end of the book it is hinted that Creasy lives and returns to the island he trained at to be with the woman he met there.

Dave

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I'm pretty sure the character is used in alter books by the author (I think, I'm not sure). In which case, unless the stories occur before Man on Fire, then he lives.

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Pita is raped and dies in the book, shocked the crap out of me. One of the few times the Movie is actually better than the book. Not just because Pita lives, though that made me happy; the book is pretty standard '70s spy thriller stuff. Workmanlike, solid, the '87 version is closer to the book, but I prefer the latest one.
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Pita is raped and dies in the book, shocked the crap out of me. One of the few times the Movie is actually better than the book. Not just because Pita lives, though that made me happy; the book is pretty standard '70s spy thriller stuff. Workmanlike, solid, the '87 version is closer to the book, but I prefer the latest one.
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Where is the book available? I couldn't care less if I ruined it for myself by reading the ending, lol. I'll forget the ending by tomorrow anyways. I want to buy the book and I've tried Amazon, but I don't know if what I found is the exact book you talked about. :p

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I want to buy the book and I've tried Amazon, but I don't know if what I found is the exact book you talked about.
Here is an Amazon page that shows Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning on the book's cover.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0060586109

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No, he does not die at the end of the book. The hospital and police cover up for him and put out that he has died and he goes back to Gozo to Nadia who is pregnant.

And there are 4 or 5 more very enjoyable Creasy books from AJ Quinnell

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No the story isn't supposed to be true.

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You might want to put the word 'spoilers' in your title. You just gave away the ending to both movies.

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But honestly if you're going to look at a thread about the end of the movie you would think there would be spoilers. And the end of the remake said all those things to make the movie feel more real and like a documentary. Besides it's not the first time this tactic has been used; namely Fargo.

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You're right...

"They're driving me CRAZY! These Baptists are stupid. Stupid. STUPID!" --Ed Wood

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"Creasy" (ex USMC and French Foriegn Legion) has appeared in quite a few other books by A J Quinnell:

Perfect Kill
Black Horn
Message From Hell

there might be more but I am not so up on fiction these days.

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The Blue Ring

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I thought this was a true story too, but actually Creasy is a character in a series of books. I looked it up, and since there are more books in the series after Man On Fire, I guess he actually lived at the end of the movie.

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If I remember correctly on the commentary track for Man on Fire(2004). Tony Scott talks about how the real guy was going after the mafia family who pulled the kidnapping and it went all the way upto the don. However the man going after them got killed just before he got the don. So that would be the real story I guess.

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The 2004 movie states in the beginning it is based on actual facts because it is about kidnappings that are very real in Mexico and Central America.

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The kidnap case is roughly based on a real event that took place in Italy in 1975. The narrative that follows is entirely fictional, and Creasy himself is inspired by several people that AJ Quinnel knew during his time in Africa and Vietnam during the '60s and '70s.



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He lives in the books and goes back to his mediterrean island. Later in the series he adopts a son and trains him in his likeness - the books are ok, but as mentioned here are a bit workmanlike.

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why the heck did tony scott put the birth and death dates of creasy at the end (2004)? to make it seem like a true story, sure, but i hate that. better to say nothing at all and let people wonder and say based on real events.

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They did this with Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

It's usually just marketing.

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Texas chainsaw massachre WAS based on true events so they didnt lie when they put the dates on the film !!

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thats not nessicarily true. Texas Chainsaw is based on a guy named ed guine who was basically just caught digging up bodies and killed I believe like two people. there never was a leatherface. There never was a town that were all one giant inbread family that plotted to kill people that passed by. Therefore, Texas chainsaw is NOT based on a true story. Just some perv guy that got arrested.

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"There never was a town that were all one giant inbred family that plotted to kill people that passed by."

Apparently you haven't spent much time in eastern Kentucky :)







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Ed Gein actually. In addition to what akka1218 mentioned, he also made lampshades and other decor out of human skin and bones, and had weird mommy issues. He was also the real-life inspiration for Norman Bates in Psycho, even though that movie is even more dissimilar to the real case as Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Just another case of movie makers saying their story is "based on" truth when they really mean "inspired by".

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I think he may have included the dates to show how quickly the interpol agent moved to kill "the voice", it lists "the voice's" death as the same date as Creasy's.

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Thank you SO much. You spoiled both the movies for me, now I can't watch either.

You might wanna next time try and trouble yourself JUS A LIL BIT by writing "SPOILER" in the title/subject of your post!!!

Trash!

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I think you can only blame yourself if the movie's spoiled for you if you read a post that has the word "ending" in it...

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Even more so, the fact they came and looked up a movie here, then decided to read what people thought about the movie in a forum - and found what they were looking for - makes me think these people just whine about spoilers and such just to get attention.

Cheers :)

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