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End of the Spear (2005)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Drama | 20 January 2006 (USA)
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Two people come to the end of a spear in order to realize that the divisions between them are not real.

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Mincayani
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Nate Saint / Steve Saint
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Kimo
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Dayumae
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Young Steve Saint
Chemo Mepaquito ...
Gikita
Ninabet Bedoya ...
Gimade
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Rachel Saint
Cara Stoner ...
Marj Saint (as Cara Stoner-Parris)
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Elisabeth Elliot
Ocniel Barrigon ...
Nenkiwi
Yariela Caizamo ...
Ompodae
Andrea Lino Mache ...
Dawa
Marco Flaco ...
Young Mincayani
Gabriela Valdespino ...
Young Dayumae
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"End of the Spear" is the story of Mincayani, a Waodani tribesman from the jungles of Ecuador. When five young missionaries, among them Jim Elliot and Nate Saint, are speared to death by the Waodani in 1956, a series of events unfold to change the lives of not only the slain missionaries' families, but also Mincayani and his people. Written by Anonymous

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Adventure | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence | See all certifications »

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20 January 2006 (USA)  »

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Walk His Trail  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,281,388 (USA) (20 January 2006)

Gross:

$11,703,287 (USA) (3 March 2006)
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During casting it was difficult to find a pilot in the Screen Actor's Guild qualified and willing to fly the 1947 Piper plane in the jungle. For the movie the plane ended up being piloted by the real life Steve Saint. See more »

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When Mincayani is in the wood shop, he sticks his index finger in the paint/wood stain, the very next scene, all of his fingers appear to be wet, but not red. See more »

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[first lines]
Steve Saint: Some people say we live in a world of irreconcilable differences. Others say that true peace, lasting peace, can't be obtained because we haven't found a way yet to change the human heart.
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Follows Beyond the Gates of Splendor (2002) See more »

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Flower Duet (from Lakmé)
Written by Léo Delibes (as Leo Dilibes)
Performed by Joan Sutherland and The Orchestre National de L'Opera de Monte Carlo
Licensed by Decca Records
Courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises
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Outstanding Film & Story!!!!!
13 January 2006 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Could you truly love the people that killed your family members and friends? What if it was a gross misunderstanding (can anyone say Iraq War)? The kind of stuff more movies should be made of! I got to attend a screening here in NYC that apparently coincided with the 50th anniversary of this true event.

I'm not sure why or how this movie has escaped the attention of most major media. The movie websites says it's releasing in 1,200 theaters in a week. Maybe the media is biased because part of the story is about missionaries. I don't know about the rest of you, but this is the first movie I've been to in a while that is actually worth $9 for a ticket.

I think most people might think that loving your father's killer is a little sick, but when the movie unfolds and you understand the clash between the two cultures, it make sense.

If you like The Mission (Robert Dinero, Jeremy Irons), Chariots of Fire, or Last of the Mohicans, you will enjoy this movie!


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