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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
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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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20 January 2006 (USA)  »

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$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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As the bright yellow Piper is maneuvering over the jungle in the mid-1950s, we briefly see a view of the top of the plane, and there we see the one object that isn't yellow - the white Garmin GPS antenna. See more »

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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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Critic's Choice! a new era in movie making
18 January 2006 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Absolutely amazing cinematography and storyline, and best of all the story isn't made up, its a true to life story shown from the tribe's point of view. The quality of the film is superb. The storyline will keep you on the edge of your seat in suspense through the entire movie. There are also some bonus "blooper" clips played during the credits of the movie. You would not know that director Jim Hanon was a first time director but rather you would think he had been in the business for years. This film will help inspire the way future films are shot and created. This also highlights and shows some insight into the burgeoning film industry coming out of Oklahoma City. This scene is set to take off and provide Hollywood with a new generation of film makers.

Reconciliation is the word that best describes this captivating film. Most people can forgive someone but they don't move on or exclude people from their lives. This true to life story gives a glimpse into Steve Saint's life. His father Nate Saint, was one of the 5 men brutally killed to death in 1956 by a Waodani tribesman. Today, he travels the world with the exact man that killed his father back then. In fact, he even considers him family and calls him "grandfather". To forgive someone is one thing, to show our violent society how to be completely reconciled with one another can rarely be said in today's world. Go see this true story and decide for yourself!!!


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