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The Samaritan (2012)

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After twenty years in prison, Foley is finished with the grifter's life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris, the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion.

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Ethan
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Iris
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Bartender Bill
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Jake
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Deacon
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Gretchen
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Xavier
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Vernon Hicks
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Celia
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After twenty years in prison, Foley is finished with the grifter's life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris, the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion.

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You've got to know a secret to tell a secret.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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20 April 2012 (UK)  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,744 (USA) (18 May 2012)

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$1,744 (USA) (18 May 2012)
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Samuel L. Jackson and Ruth Negga both appear in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013). See more »

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Foley: [Handing Ethan his gun] If he's touched her, kill yourself.
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Published by Zone Music Publishing, LLP / Zone Music Publishing USA
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14 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

Samuel L. Jackson and his "rival" in this movie bring their A-game for this. I can only imagine that Sam read the script and went "Holy ..." when he read one of the "turning points" in it. It's really something, though maybe not completely unpredictable, it did catch me by surprise and was a nice thing.

While the cover might be suggesting more action that is actually in this, it still is highly thrilling and tries to stay as grounded (in reality) as possible. It achieves that more often than not and will surely not only appeal to fans of Mr. Jackson. Maybe the bad guy here will get a few new fans as well. It's not an easy task to hold your own against the sheer ferocity and will of Sam. A nice little thriller that can ...


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