Man On Fire
A wave of kidnappings has swept through Mexico, feeding a growing sense of panic among its wealthier citizens, especially parents. In one six-day period, there were twenty-four abductions, leading many to hire bodyguards for their children. Into this world enters John Creasy, a burned-out ex-CIA operative/assassin, who has given up on life. Creasy's friend Rayburn brings him to Mexico City to be a bodyguard to nine-year-old Pita Ramos, daughter of industrialist Samuel Ramos and his wife Lisa. Creasy is not interested in being a bodyguard, especially to a youngster, but for lack of something better to do, he accepts the assignment. Creasy barely tolerates the precocious child and her pestering questions about him and his life. But slowly, she chips away at his seemingly impenetrable exterior, his defenses drop, and he opens up to her. Creasy's new-found purpose in life is shattered when Pita is kidnapped. Despite being seriously wounded during the kidnapping, he vows to kill anyone involved in or profiting from the kidnapping. And no one can stop him.
In the Luc Besson production The Transporter, Frank Martin (Jason Statham) is an ex-U.S. Special Forces operative now making a lucrative living as a "no questions asked" courier in France. He's a professional who plays by his own set of rules - never change the deal, no names, and never look in the package. However, on one job he opens a holdall to discover a young Asian woman languishing inside (Shu Qi). Soon he has uncovered a nasty plan to smuggle Chinese migrant workers into France, he's dodging heat-seeking missiles and performing hand to hand combat with any number of goons and assorted tough guys...
High above the city of L.A. a team of terrorists has seized a building, taken hostages and declared war. But one man has managed to escape detection…..and off duty cop. He’s alone…tired…and the only chance anyone has. Bruce Willis stars as New York City Detective John McClane, newly arrived in Los Angeles to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia). But as McClane waits for his wife’s office party to break-up, terrorists seize control of the building. While the terrorist leader, Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) and his savage henchman (Alexander Godunov) round up hostages, McClane slips away unnoticed. Armed with only a service revolver and his cunning, McClane launches his own one-man war. A crackling thriller from beginning to end, DIE HARD explodes with heart-stopping suspense.