Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down Man On Fire with special guest Jimmy Wong. Man on Fire is a 2004 American thriller film and the second adaptation of A. J. Quinnell‘s 1980 novel of the same name; the first film based on the novel was released in 1987. The 2004 film adaptation was directed by Tony Scott, from a screenplay written by Brian Helgeland. Man on Fire stars Denzel Washington as John Creasy, a despondent, alcoholic former CIA operative/U.S. Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance officer turned bodyguard, who goes on a revenge rampage after his charge, nine-year-old Pita Ramos (Dakota Fanning), is abducted in Mexico City. The supporting cast includes Christopher Walken, Radha Mitchell,Giancarlo Giannini, Marc Anthony, Rachel Ticotin and Mickey Rourke.