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Olivier Gruner ...
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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Colonel Jones
Charles Santore ...
Slim
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Emmit
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Takis Triggelis ...
Phillipe (as Takis)
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Zachariah
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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Action Packed B-Movie
4 August 2009 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Savate is an exciting, over the top B-flick that borrows heavily from Once Upon A Time In The West, Kung Fu, and Bloodsport. It's no brainer action at it's finest!

Olivier Gruner is a French Legionnare wandering the old west tracking a sinister German fighter played by Marc Singer. Gruner comes to the rescue of a group of homesteaders threatened by land baron R. Lee Ermey (another entertaining performance) and agrees to represent them in Ermey's fight tournament.

Marc Singer is entertainingly cartoonish and pretty menacing as well. The final showdown between Gruner and Singer is quite exciting.

The score steals a few ideas from Ennio Morricone and a flashback scene is a blatant knockoff of Once Upon A Time In The West, but there's enough action to satisfy reasonable martial arts and western fans.


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