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7 February 1997 (South Africa) See more »
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After his family is murdered, and he's left for dead, a farmer awakens in the desert and finds himself transformed into a savage warrior... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Olivier Gruner ... Savage / Alex

Jennifer Grant ... Nicky Carter
Kario Salem ... Reese Burroughs

Kristin Minter ... Marie Belot

Sam McMurray ... Edgar Wallace
Herschel Sparber ... Allen Poe

Tom Schanley ... Halliday

Michael Cudlitz ... Spillane

Luke Askew ... Capt. Rohmer
Maria von Hartz
Victoria Morsell ... Gloria Verne
Jordan Stuart

Paulo Tocha
Moon Jones

John Henry Whitaker

Vince Lozano
Darren Carter
Dyrk Ashton ... Muscleman
Peter Navy Tuiasosopo ... Samoan
Big Yank ... Fridge
Bari K. Willerford ... Assistant warden

Michael O'Connell ... Night nurse
Peter Kaitlyn ... Day nurse
Kevin Wixted ... Fred

Forbes Riley ... Newscaster

Kelly Mullis ... Commercial girl
Michael Reid Davis
G. Eric Miles ... Officer
Paul Eves ... Loverboy
Jennifer Sommerfeld ... Bartender (as Jennifer Sommerfield)
Greet Ramaekers ... Waitress
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Richard Henry ... Prisoner (uncredited)

Mark Hoadley ... Police Offficer (uncredited)

Directed by
Avi Nesher 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Patrick Highsmith  screenplay
Patrick Highsmith  story
Peter Sagal 

Produced by
Pascal Borno .... executive producer
Olivier Gruner .... associate producer
Denis Hann .... line producer
Kathy Jordan .... co-producer
Avi Nesher .... producer
Original Music by
Roger Neill 
Cinematography by
Peter Fernberger 
Film Editing by
Michael Schweitzer 
Casting by
Ed Mitchell 
Robyn Ray 
Production Design by
Gary Randall 
Art Direction by
Sean Culhane 
Costume Design by
Daniel J. Lester 
Makeup Department
Ralph M. Abalos .... hair stylist (as Ralph Abalos)
Eryn Krueger Mekash .... special makeup effects (as Eryn Krueger)
Cass McClure .... special makeup effects artist
Bryan Smith .... makeup effects assistant
Production Management
Denis Hann .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Todd Grodnick .... second second assistant director
Carter T. Mays .... second assistant director
Dwayne L. Shattuck .... first assistant director
Art Department
Angel Acosta .... property master
Chris Davis .... set dresser
Sound Department
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
David C. Eichhorn .... supervising sound editor
Jason Johnston .... boom operator
Jason Johnston .... sound mixer: second unit
Bill Reinhardt .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Albert Lannutti .... special effects coordinator
Steve Newquist .... pyrotechnician
Visual Effects by
Victor DiMichina .... digital imaging supervisor
Joseph Grossberg .... visual effects supervisor
John R. McConnell .... compositor: Pixel magic
Ray McIntyre Jr. .... digital effects supervisor
Reid Paul .... digital artist
Ken Wilder .... CG effects
Chuck Borden .... stunts
Luke LaFontaine .... stunts
Scott Leva .... stunt coordinator
Andre Mayers .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Klaus Brodesser .... electrician
Gregory Cahill .... best boy grip
Sean Cohen .... gaffer
Nick Geist .... dolly grip
Christopher B. Green .... camera loader
Brad Heiner .... key grip: second unit
Gábor Kövér .... camera operator: "a" camera
Rick Lamb .... first assistant camera: second unit
Sandra Mueller .... second assistant camera
Andrew Naidl .... second assistant camera
David Parks .... additional cinematographer
David Parks .... director of photography: second unit
Richard Quinn .... gaffer
Mark Schmidt .... first assistant camera
Tom Stanger .... grip
Danny Stephens .... grip
Other crew
Jim Christopher .... key assistant: Mr. Nesher
Akihiro Noguchi .... wire rigger
James Bradford Sivils .... script supervisor
James Bradford Sivils .... script supervisor: second unit
John Solie .... cover illustrator

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Rated R for strong continuous violence, a graphic sex scene and language
Finland:99 min
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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Gods are famous of senseless actions, but this one went too far, 18 July 1999
Author: peter gervai (grin) from Törökbálint, Hungary

When I watched the film I wondered, how the plot could reveal the reason behind the first massacre, since all the events were based on that. I wondered till the end. And beyond. I still wonder. Maybe part II contains something which could give this plot some sense... I hardly can imagine, but who knows... If you look for visuality without any logic or reason, don't miss this film. Your brains won't overheat of thinking. If you need a plot, avoid like plague. It doesn't have any.

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