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Savior (1998)

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A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia.


(as Peter Antonijevic)


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Maria Rose (as Nastassia Kinski)
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Peter Dominic (as Stellan Skarsgard)
Irfan Mensur ...
Drill Sergeant
Kosta Andrejevic ...
Boy on Bridge / Dead Boy in River
Ljiljana Krstic ...
Old Lady
Sanja Zogovic ...
Girl On Bridge
Veljko Otasevic ...
Orthodox Priest
Marina Bukvicki ...
Muslim Girl
Dusan Perkovic ...
Uncle Ratko
Natasa Ninkovic ...


Joshua is a former U.S. military official who fled to the Foreign Legion when his wife Maria was killed by Muslim fundamentalists in Paris, and now he's a mercenary, fighting in the Yugoslav war on the Serbian side against Muslims. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | War

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Rated R for strong violence including brutal war atrocities, and for language | See all certifications »




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Release Date:

20 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A megmentő  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,898 (USA) (20 November 1998)


$12,903 (USA) (27 November 1998)

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2.35 : 1
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The first film to be shot in Serbia since the end of the Balkan conflict. See more »


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Anti-War Classic - Must See
2 July 2005 | by (Ice Station Zebra, Antartica) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie with skepticism but I have to admit I was wrong. This is a powerful movie and it left me drained out by the time it got over. The last 15 to 20 minutes are sure to move even the cold hearted so,I am surprised and saddened that there are still some folks here at the forum fighting over its anti/pro Muslim/Serbian credentials.

There is no winner in any war - only despair & death and at times, a faint glimmer of hope. Saviour depicts this with astonishing realism and at times,is difficult to watch but I guess that what war is all about. Dennis Quaid gives an Oscar winning performance and considering, the fact that Oliver Stone produced this, it has a antiwar platoonesque feel to it.

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