The Man will remind most of us of 48 Hours, with Samuel L. Jackson assuming Nick Nolte’s disgruntled cop role and Eugene Levy downplaying Eddie Murphy’s scene-stealing accomplice in crime.
Mistaken identities pull Levy’s character Andy into the plot – he’s a kindly Wisconsin dentist traveling to Detroit to speak at an industry conference. Because he’s standing at a particular diner counter holding a USA Today, a team of arms dealers led by a tanned Euro (Luke Goss) mistakes Andy for a potential weapons buyer. Now Special Agent Derrick Vann (Jackson) needs Andy’s cooperation to seal the deal and retrieve millions of dollars of stolen guns.
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