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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.


(as Peter Antonijevic)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Rose (as Nastassia Kinski)
Pascal Rollin ...
Paris Priest
Catlin Foster ...
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 (as Marina Bukvic)
Dusan Perkovic ...
Uncle Ratko
Natasa Ninkovic ...

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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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


He's fighting a war he doesn't believe in, hoping to find something he does. See more »


Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dennis Quaid was not considered for an Best Actor OSCAR nominator for his performance and work on the film. See more »


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Composed by Aleksander Sarievski
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User Reviews

Man - I wish I never saw this movie
23 June 2000 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

I was stumped at the video store - had basically narrowed the DVD search down to 2 - Sphere (yeah, I know..) and Savior, this interesting looking title on the bottom shelf.

Thank goodness I chose this one.

What a brilliant, gut-wrenching, agonising movie...

Other comments have said it was a low budget job, but the DVD version I just saw didn't even make you think about the mechanics of the movie - just the characters and events that this film portrayed.

The cinematics - beautiful scenery etc (to show that man really has no sense at all - he can be surrounded by some of the most amazingly beautiful surroundings and still turn the place to hell) and sound (the gunshots / ambient stuff etc were very well done) were all spot on..

For the actual plot, the other comments posted are a lot more lucid than mine, so I won't bother trying to explain the premise of this flick.

I really don't know what else to say - some of the scenes containing brutality were brilliant (in a really horrible way) - none of the usual hollywood (tm) bad guy finally gets it in the end type stuff - cliche - it really just showed how pointless these kinds of conflicts are. cliche

Oh man - this film is going to stick with me for quite some time. And I kind of wish it didn't. I was after a throw away movie (should have rented sphere) and instead got this thing that I just cannot stop thinking about.

Dennis Quaid was amazing in it, and the rest of the cast were excellent, too.

And yes, I cryed like baby Vera..

PS: I actually registered just so I could vote & comment on this movie..

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