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Director:
Writers:
Elan Mastai (screenplay) and
David Weaver (screenplay)
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Release Date:
20 April 2012 (UK) See more »
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Tagline:
You've got to know a secret to tell a secret.
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Samuel L. Jackson ... Foley

Luke Kirby ... Ethan

Ruth Negga ... Iris

Alan C. Peterson ... Miro (as A.C. Peterson)

Gil Bellows ... Bartender Bill

Aaron Poole ... Jake
Tom McCamus ... Deacon

Martha Burns ... Gretchen

Deborah Kara Unger ... Helena

Tom Wilkinson ... Xavier

Rob Archer ... Vernon Hicks
Diana Leblanc ... Celia

Rufus Crawford ... Construction Foreman
Andrew Butcher ... Construction Worker
Frank Moore ... Walker
Brian Stillar ... Mike (Gretchen's Husband)
Harrison Smith ... Mike (Gretchen's Son)
Tyler Bruce ... Dean (Gretchen's Son)
Chris Gibbs ... Concierge (Ethans's Condo)

Jonas Chernick ... Club Manager
Sergio Buitrago ... Bank Manager
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephen Eric McIntyre ... Landlord (uncredited)

Farzad Sadrian ... Cabby (uncredited)

Naomi Snieckus ... Waitress (uncredited)

Directed by
David Weaver 
 
Writing credits
Elan Mastai (screenplay) and
David Weaver (screenplay)

Produced by
James Atherton .... executive producer
Geoffrey Brandt .... executive producer
Suzanne Cheriton .... producer
Andras Hamori .... producer
Mark Horowitz .... executive producer
Samuel L. Jackson .... executive producer
Lacia Kornylo .... executive producer
Elan Mastai .... producer
Ben Murray .... associate producer
Mark Musselman .... executive producer
Jan Pace .... executive producer
Derek Rappaport .... line producer
Eli Selden .... executive producer
David Sparkes .... associate producer
David Weaver .... executive producer
Tony Wosk .... producer
 
Original Music by
Todor Kobakov 
 
Cinematography by
François Dagenais 
 
Film Editing by
Geoff Ashenhurst 
 
Casting by
Nina Gold (London)
Sara Kay 
Jenny Lewis 
 
Production Design by
Matthew Davies 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Emmink 
 
Set Decoration by
David Edgar 
 
Costume Design by
Patrick Antosh 
 
Makeup Department
Adam Brandy .... makeup artist: Mr. Jackson
Yasmine Crosdale .... assistant hair
Stacey Dutrizac .... assistant makeup artist
Ryan Reed .... hair department head
Catherine Viot .... makeup department head
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Avrel Fisher .... first assistant director
Cindy Irwin .... trainee assistant director
Cindy L. Irwin .... trainee assistant director
David MacDonald .... third assistant director
Kerric Macdonald .... second unit director
Fatima Palhetas .... third assistant director
Craig Seitz .... third assistant director: second unit
Ken A. Smith .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Dave Bracken .... construction coordinator
Jeff Butler .... sets buyer
Paolo Concepcion .... assistant property master
Andrew Fraser .... lead set dresser
Michael Genereux .... property master
Jason Herriott .... key scenic
Sam Hudecki .... first assistant art: graphics
Andrew Kawczynski .... on set dresser
Kim Maticiw .... props buyer
Massimo Orlandi .... set dresser
Hiep Pham .... assistant art director
Laird Rayner .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Rolando Duque .... boom operator
John Elliot .... foley artist
Keith Elliott .... sound re-recording mixer
Herwig Gayer .... sound mixer
Paul Germann .... sound effects editor
Barry Gilmore .... supervising sound editor
Lana Marie Hattar .... assistant re-recording mixer
Avalon McLean-Smits .... assistant adr editor
Colin McLellan .... adr recordist
Robert Warchol .... sound designer
David Yonson .... foley mixer
Mark Zsifkovits .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Mark Ahee .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Mark Driver .... digital compositor
Emerson Frota .... visual effects artist
Sam Javanrouh .... visual effects creative director
Harout Steve Kahwati .... visual effects supervisor
Paul Moyer .... visual effects producer
Ferryanto Tantono .... junior compositor
Chris Wallace .... digital intermediate colourist
 
Stunts
Nada Abdel-Shahid .... stunt performer (as Nada Shahid)
Andrew Butcher .... stunt performer
Randi Lee Butcher .... stunt double (as Rand-Lee Butcher)
Randy Butcher .... stunt coordinator
Ousaun Elam .... stunt performer
Blair Johannes .... assistant stunt coordinator
Spencer Jones .... stunt performer
Duncan McLeod .... stunt performer
Edward A. Queffelec .... stunt driver (as Edward Queffelec)
Geoff Williams .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sean Burton .... electrician
Scott Cowan .... first assistant camera
Jeff Dasilva .... second assistant camera
Paul Dias .... gaffer
Alex Dukay .... stills photographer
Chad Edwards .... best boy electric
Harper Forbes .... key grip
Jason Greenslade .... grip
Norm Hoag .... genny op
Joe Kicak .... data management technician
Sabrina Lantos .... stills photographer
Dino Laurenza .... camera operator
Don LeClaire .... grip
Ben Levine .... digital media assistant
Jason Luke .... second assistant camera
Ronald Maltais .... electrician
Joe McCormack .... best boy grip
Ryan Prouse .... camera trainee
Johnny Wersta .... dolly grip
 
Casting Department
Donna Dupere .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Askia Won-Ling Jacob .... costumer to mr jackson
Elizabeth Mastrandrea .... wardrobe supervisor
Kristen V. O'Reilly .... assistant costume designer
Erin Samaroo .... wardrobe truck supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Kevin Downer .... digital intermediate editor
Cam McLauchlin .... first assistant editor
Dave Muscat .... digital intermediate editor
Douglas Wilkinson .... post production consultant
 
Music Department
Amy Fritz .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Ralph Graham .... driver
Bob Michael .... driver: honeywagon
George Mirosznik .... driver
Barry Moyer .... transportation coordinator
Travis O'Connell .... transportation captain
Paul Prucha .... driver
Tim Rivers .... driver: cast
Dave Rowsell .... driver
Jeff Steinberg .... driver
Chris Taylor .... head driver
 
Other crew
Mark Behar .... personal assistant to Mr Jackson
Mike Bruce .... assistant location manager
Jared Burton .... location production assistant
Jill Carter .... script supervisor
Louise Casey .... craft server
Paul Chodirker .... legal services
Donald Colafranceschi .... assistant production coordinator
Bonnie Corey .... first assistant accountant
Taylor Danton .... production assistant
Fernando DaSilva .... location scout
Julia Hilliard .... producers asssistant
Dixie Kesebi .... production assistant
Ben Levine .... production assistant
Christine MacDonald .... production accountant
Volney McFarlin .... assistant to Mr Jackson
John Nabereznyj .... post production supervisor
Amina Nathoo .... craft server
Effy Papadopoulos .... production coordinator
Yan Regis .... on set medic
Craig Seitz .... set production assistant
Marc E. Spivey .... insurance broker
Jackie Tiffin .... third assistant accountant
Karen Tyrell .... publicist
Timothy Visentin .... production assistant
Eardley Wilmot .... location manager
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fury" - UK (English title) (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence, language, some sexuality and drug use
Runtime:
90 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA15+ | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:18A (Manitoba) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Germany:16 | Japan:R15+ | Portugal:M/16 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R
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Foley:[Handing Ethan his gun] If he's touched her, kill yourself.See more »

FAQ

Why is the film called The Samatrian?
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The Ultimate Movie Review! - http://tss5078.blogspot.com - @tss5078, 14 September 2014
Author: Tss5078 from United States

Taking story lines straight out of other films and blending them together, The Samaritan is one strange and confusing film, that will really turn people off. While watching this film, one could easily identify elements straight from films such as Shaft, Payback, and Oldboy, making this film anything but original. Samuel L. Jackson stars as a con man, who has just been released from prison. He's been in there a long time and wants to go straight, but his partners son is determined to make sure that doesn't happen. Samuel L. Jackson is a legendary star that can carry any film he stars in. I love his personality and will watch anything he's in, I even sat through Black Snake Moan, but The Samaritan makes even less sense than that did. The story is just completely all over the place, jumping from one thing to another, without resolving any of the issues it presents. Often times films like that will come together in a terrific ending, but the end of the Samaritan just leaves more questions than answers. Jackson is of course very solid and shows his wide range or ability and emotion, but the rest of the cast is just awful. Independent films often times only feature one person of recognition, but when you're releasing a film like this one, which is heavily advertising that star, you've got to give them something to work with. I honestly feel like some of these people were just pulled off the street and asked if they wanted to be in a movie, their inexperience is that obvious. When you add to that a confusing story line, that is full of slang and innuendo, the result is something that is unwatchable. The biggest star in the world couldn't have made a film like this work.The Samaritan is a rare instance where I wish I had listened to my fellow reviewers and just let this one pass me by.

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