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Desert Saints (2002)

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The nature of temptation. Banks is a hit man, the best, usually working for Latin American drug cartels. He picks up solitary women, uses them briefly for a job, then kills them. He's in ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Bersh ...
Thug in Black
Zach Chapman ...
Agent George Scanlon
Agent Donna Marbury
Bennie Harper
Gas Station Attendant
Agent Davis
Aliza Waksal ...
Agent McCoy
Alan Gelfant ...
Byron Sadowski


The nature of temptation. Banks is a hit man, the best, usually working for Latin American drug cartels. He picks up solitary women, uses them briefly for a job, then kills them. He's in the Southwest, headed toward Mexico, when he picks up Bennie, a woman leaving an abusive marriage, going to Paradise, Arizona. The film follows three tracks: Banks's slow recruitment of Bennie, the set-up for the hit at a swank resort in Mexico, and the FBI's close pursuit of Banks, whom they want alive in hopes he'll rat out his bosses. Bennie may not be who she seems, and there may be a chink in Banks's tough-guy armor. Guns, money, and a chance at Paradise... Written by <>

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It was his favorite job, until he met... her


Action | Thriller

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Rated R for language, and some sexuality and violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 March 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anthropokynigito stin erimo  »

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Will Patton was originally going to play the lead. See more »


When Bennie reaches for the envelope in the diner, Banks stabs it with a fork. When the camera turns to focus on Bennie, the fork is back at Banks' mouth. When back to facing Banks, the fork is back stabbing the envelope closed. See more »


Arthur Banks: Why do you want to know so much about me?
Bennie Harper: How come you answer every question with a question?
Arthur Banks: Because I don't want to answer you.
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References The Terminator (1984) See more »


Written by Julie Wood, Jess Cates and Julie Corlew
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very interesting film
9 June 2004 | by (madison, wisconsin) – See all my reviews

i saw this movie last night for the first time. i thought it was very interesting though a bit muddled and confusing in the first half especially. the film jumps back and forth in time with flashforwards and flashbacks without notice. until you figure this out it is a bit confusing and jarring. the ending is unexpected and to a certain degree unsatisfying as part of it comes out of nowhere. still it's an interesting movie that you think about afterwards and may want to see twice just to understand better. the acting is good. kiefer is fine and hunky for all the women out there. melora walters is great and you will fall in love with her like i did. ** 1/2 stars

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