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Savate (1995)

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1865. A young French officer, travelling the U.S. in search of the murderer of his best friend, gets involved in a struggle between poor farmers and a rich landowner. To help the farmers, ... See full summary »

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Joseph Charlegrand
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Cain Parker
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Mary Parker
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Mitchum
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Cody Johnson (as Don Gibb)
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Ziegfield Von Trotta
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Slim
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Phillipe (as Takis)
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Zale Kessler ...
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Bruno the Horrible (as Scott Schwartz)
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Brazilian fighter (as Eric Betts)
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1865. A young French officer, travelling the U.S. in search of the murderer of his best friend, gets involved in a struggle between poor farmers and a rich landowner. To help the farmers, he offers them his "Savate" (French kickboxing) skills. Written by Homme A. Piest <piest@pobox.leidenuniv.nl>

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The True Story of the World's First Kickboxer

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Rated R for martial arts and western violence | See all certifications »
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definitely worth seeing at least once
2 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I will admit that this is not the best film to ever be made, yet it is still one that is worth seeing more than once (personal opinion).

The plot is a little bit on the dumb side: a French soldier acting like he's Clint Eastwood, a martial artist fighting people in the 1860's Texas. That does not, however, keep the viewer from being entertained in a slightly dumb way.

The good thing is that Oliver Gruner is a talented martial artist (even if his films are mostly cheap stuff done to pay the mortgage) and his acting is not that bad (I've seen PLENTY worse).

Overall, a decent film, not a waste of time and money to watch.


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