No, ‘ Man on Fire ‘ is not based on a true story . It is based on the 1980 novel of the same name written by A.J. Quinnell. It was adapted for the screen by Brian Helgeland and directed by Tony Scott. Quinnell was inspired by two real -life incidents while creating the central premise of the story .
Isaiah 47:14 Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame : [there shall] not [be] a coal to warm at, [nor] fire to sit before it.
When you ask God to set your heart on fire , you are asking Him to consume you from the inside out. It is a desire to let your heart come alive with the desires of God . You will be so overwhelmed by passion and love for God that you won’t be able to contain it.
Samuel Ramos (Anthony) agreed to the kidnapping, as his lawyer Jordan Kalfus (Rourke) promised him they would get the insurance money to settle the debt that his father left him. As a result of the botched exchange, Samuel kills Jordan, and then kills himself because of the guilt of the death of his daughter.
FILM FACT: The real John W . Creasy , is a former CIA operative and former Force Recon Marine officer and now a mercenary. Quinnell based Creasy on several people he knew from Africa and Vietnam in the 1960s and 1970s. He imagined that Creasy would look like actor Robert Mitchum.
In the film, Creasy also gets shot about five times, and dies of his injuries at the end of the film, although he gives his life to save Pita’s.
In contrast to a dove, the Holy Spirit is also a fire ! God does not ONLY use a dove to show us about the Holy Spirit , because there are many things that the Spirit is that are not seen in a dove. For this reason God has used more symbols . Spiritual fire isn’t natural fire !
Fire is viewed by Christians, the Chinese, and the Hebrews as being a symbol of divinity (Cooper, 1978). In Christianity, fire can also be symbolic of religious zeal and martyrdom. In Egypt it represents a sense of superiority and control. Many cultures view fire as a symbol of wisdom and knowledge.
“ Fire represents many things to many people and cultures. It is recognized as a purifier, a destroyer and as the generative power of life, energy and change. It represents illumination and enlightenment, destruction and renewal, spirituality and damnation” (Varner).
Agni, (Sanskrit: “ Fire ”) fire – god of Hinduism, second only to Indra in the Vedic mythology of ancient India. He is equally the fire of the sun, of lightning, and of both the domestic and the sacrificial hearth.
Denzel Hayes Washington Jr as John Creasy : The character of Creasy is based on the real-life head of the anti-kidnapping squad in Mexico. Denzel Washington features as a CIA operative and Force Recon Marine officer. The character tries to take revenge from those who commit a kidnap a young girl.