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Savior (1998)

R | | Drama, War | 20 November 1998 (USA)
A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia.

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Maria Rose (as Nastassia Kinski)
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Christian
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Peter Dominic (as Stellan Skarsgard)
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Goran
Kosta Andrejevic ...
Boy on Bridge / Dead Boy in River
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Old Lady
Sanja Zogovic ...
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Veljko Otasevic ...
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Marina Bukvicki ...
Muslim Girl (as Marina Bukvic)
Dusan Perkovic ...
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Natasa Ninkovic ...
Vera
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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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Rated R for strong violence including brutal war atrocities, and for language | See all certifications »
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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$12,903 (USA) (27 November 1998)
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The aerial footage of landing in Africa was taken from the movie Outbreak (1995) as this film didn't have a big enough budget to film the scene. In turn the scene of civilians being lead from a bus to be executed is re-used as a flashback in the movie Behind Enemy Lines (2001). See more »

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Guy: Don't any of the tits in this country work?
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Getting Past The First 45 Minutes Is The Hardest Part
11 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow, this a grim film. Don't look for a lot of laughs in this one! It's not bad if - and that's a big "if" - you can get past the first 45 minutes.

I got past it on the first viewing but not on the second. It was just too much. Seeing youngsters assassinated, families blown up and then a pregnant woman kicked several times in the stomach was too much for me

Dennis Quaid plays an American soldier overseas whose family dies at the hands of a Muslim bomber. He gets revenge by heading to a local mosque and begins shooting everyone inside. Quaid is then sent away to a foreign legion and winds up in the middle of the Bosnia War between Muslims and Serbs, and along the way caring for that pregnant woman who was treated so brutally.

This is a very somber film, very depressing in spots, but worth one look. I don't know if you'd want to see it more than that.


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