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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)
Pascal Rollin ...
Paris Priest
Catlin Foster ...
Christian
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Peter Dominic (as Stellan Skarsgard)
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Colonel
Irfan Mensur ...
Drill Sergeant
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Goran
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 (as Marina Bukvic)
Dusan Perkovic ...
Uncle Ratko
Natasa Ninkovic ...
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Storyline

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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Hope is worth fighting for. See more »

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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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20 November 1998 (USA)  »

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A megmentő  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,898, 22 November 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,903, 29 November 1998
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2.35 : 1
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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: Sorry about your family.
Vera: It's war.
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Zajdi, Zajdi
Composed by Aleksander Sarievski
Performed by Branka Vasic
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Magnificent
13 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

Great movie and easily Dennis Quaid's best work. Very tough to watch at times but in the end extremely rewarding and cathartic.

Its so appreciated that some artists in the world have something to say and do a timely, thoughtful movie to tell the world what they are missing or ignoring. You can either see what they have to say, or see the next assembly line CGI garbage. I suggest that any mature moviegoer give this a look.

There is some unexpected humor, a lot of horror and carnage and heartache, and I do suggest you keep the tissues close by for a some incredibly emotional scenes.

There is not a whole lot of dialogue which is also much appreciated. Most of the time actors are better when they have nothing to say but alot to express. The actors in this movie are all very natural and real. Not the least of which was the baby! One of the best performances by a new born I've ever seen..this child is beautiful.

Thanks to Dennis Quaid who probably made the equivalent of cab fare for this one..you did a great job in an invaluable movie.


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