5.5/10
21
1 user

The Saint: Fear in Fun Park (1989)

| Action, Crime, Drama | TV Movie
Simon Templar thwarts a Hong Kong syndicate's takeover of a businessman's Australian fun park.

Director:

Writer:

(character)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A two-part episode of the 1978 TV series "The Return of the Saint," edited together and released as a feature.

Director: Cyril Frankel
Stars: Ian Ogilvy, Gayle Hunnicutt, Stratford Johns
Return of the Saint (1978–1979)
Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

This series chronicles the swashbuckling exploits of Simon Templar, a modern day Robin Hood of sorts.

Stars: Ian Ogilvy, Norman Eshley, Edward Brayshaw
The Saint (1962–1969)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Simon Templar, a wealthy adventurer known as The Saint, travels around the world in his white Volvo P1800S.

Stars: Roger Moore, Ivor Dean, Leslie Crawford
The Saint: The Blue Dulac (TV Movie 1991)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Simon Templar uses twin sisters and a rare Russian necklace to trap a ruthless American in Paris.

Director: Dennis Berry
Stars: Simon Dutton, John Astin, Sabine Naud
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Set against an appealingly sunny Sicilian backdrop, the film finds Simon Templar, an elegant thief and ethical busybody, outraged when a British banker is murdered after he recognizes an old colleague-turned-Mafia kingpin.

Director: Jim O'Connolly
Stars: Roger Moore, Ian Hendry, Rosemary Dexter
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Simon Templar, the Saint, is brought to New York. His search for the identity of "the Big Fellow" takes him through many dangerous situations.

Director: Ben Holmes
Stars: Louis Hayward, Kay Sutton, Sig Ruman
The Saint (1997)
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Simon Templar (The Saint), is a thief for hire, whose latest job to steal the secret process for cold fusion puts him at odds with a traitor bent on toppling the Russian government, as well as the woman who holds its secret.

Director: Phillip Noyce
Stars: Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue, Rade Serbedzija
Action | Drama

Simon Templar creates false identities named after saints in order to steal money from various criminal organizations and redistribute the wealth to others.

The Saint: Wrong Number (TV Movie 1989)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Simon Templar's Berlin weekend with a girlfriend includes a spy, a terrorist and missiles for sale.

Director: Marijan David Vajda
Stars: Simon Dutton, Günther Maria Halmer, Arielle Dombasle
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Sleuth Simon Templar ties a London baby's kidnapping to a black-market baby ring based in Brazil.

Director: Ian Toynton
Stars: Simon Dutton, Gayle Hunnicutt, David Ryall
The Saint: The Big Bang (TV Movie 1989)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Simon Templar and a newswoman track down the front man for a deadly corporate takeover.

Director: Paolo Barzman
Stars: Simon Dutton, Morgan Brittany, Jerry Di Giacomo
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Simon Templar solves a case of slain scientists with a Russian-American beauty and her computer.

Director: Henry Herbert
Stars: Simon Dutton, David Ryall, Dinsdale Landen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Simon Templar
Rebecca Gilling ...
Aileen
Ed Devereaux ...
Harry
...
Felicity
...
Justin
...
Madge
Emily Lumbers ...
Molly
Johann Huang ...
Nick Chan
...
Randolph (as Anthony Wong)
...
Mae
Rebecca Lean ...
Rose
Khym Lam ...
Raeleen
Stephen Hae ...
Peter
...
Tour Guide
Michael Kozuki ...
Mr. Kimura
Edit

Storyline

The Saint arrives in Sydney to investigate the disappearance of a friend's daughter,apparently abducted by a Chinese crime ring to be a prostitute and,at the airport,sees a young Chinese woman being bundled into a car. He meets old flame Felicity,whose parents,the Bramptons,are a business couple whose fortunes are failing and may be forced to sell Fun Park,their amusement fairground. Felicity's boyfriend Justin is being threatened by an Oriental consortium to sell it to them or else he will be killed. The Saint works out the link between the theme park and the disappearing girls. Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

the saint | See All (1) »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

The Saint in Australia  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Australian TV version of the character created by american writer Leslie Charteris in 1928, one of the most celebrated (and filmed) in entire history of Mistery Romance. Though it was undoubtedly inspired by Arsene Lupin, the famous gentleman thief of the French popular literature of the century, the very fact of being Anglo-Saxon has guaranteed greater international spread and a privileged relationship with the film and television industry. It is also said that the Charteris reading has influenced Ian Fleming in the creation of James Bond 007. Many famous actors have played Simon Templar over the years, so much so that the character has followed in parallel the development of the technical and artistic media entertainment, from radio dramas of the 40s and the first British television series in black and white , to modern high-budget versions for film and television. A partial list includes the first Louis Hayward in 1938, Hugh Sinclair and Jean Marais, the best known Roger Moore in the 60s, Ian Ogilvy and Simon Reardon between 80s and 90s, till the last cinematographic blockbuster with Val Kilmer and the new Tv series realized by Simon West in 2016. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Saint's 80s revival...
26 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The series from which this TV movie originates comes in for a lot of criticism, but largely because hardly anyone saw it! In fact, the stories are far closer in spirit to the original Leslie Charteris novels than either the Ian Ogilvy series that preceded, or the Val Kilmer movie that followed them, and Simon Dutton's Saint, whilst lacking the cheeky charm of George Sanders or Roger Moore, is stylish and debonair with an air of menace about him.

This particular film has an odd but engaging plot, combining a story about the machinations surrounding the selling of a theme park (pure 'Dynasty') with a case of human sex trafficking (like something from a Hong Kong revenge movie). Whilst a little overlong, it does see the Saint actually doing some international jet-setting (thanks to Australian co-production), and features a thrilling fifteen minute proto-parkour sequence, very much ahead of its time, involving the Sydney monorail system and a tall ship! The 80s will never be cool, and the Saint perhaps needs a lighter touch (the character sometimes betrays his 1920s origins - kidnapped underage girls forced into prostitution in foreign cities aren't really "damsels in distress" looking for a "white knight", Simon), but this is better than you've probably heard.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page