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Savate (1995)

1865. A young French officer, travelling the U.S. in search of the murderer of his best friend, gets involved in a struggle between poor farmers and a rich landowner. To help the farmers, ... See full summary »

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Isaac Florentine

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Isaac Florentine (story), Julian Stone (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivier Gruner ... Joseph Charlegrand
Ian Ziering ... Cain Parker
Ashley Laurence ... Mary Parker
Michael Palance ... Mitchum
Donald Gibb ... Cody Johnson (as Don Gibb)
Marc Singer ... Ziegfield Von Trotta
James Brolin ... Colonel Jones
Charles Santore Charles Santore ... Slim
Raliegh Wilson ... Emmit
Rance Howard ... Farmer
Takis Triggelis Takis Triggelis ... Phillipe (as Takis)
Gene Wolande ... Zachariah
Zale Kessler Zale Kessler ... Promoter
Scott L. Schwartz ... Bruno the Horrible (as Scott Schwartz)
Erik Betts ... Brazilian Fighter (as Eric Betts)
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1865. A young French officer, travelling the U.S. in search of the murderer of his best friend, gets involved in a struggle between poor farmers and a rich landowner. To help the farmers, he offers them his "Savate" (French kickboxing) skills. Written by Homme A. Piest <piest@pobox.leidenuniv.nl>

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The True Story of the World's First Kickboxer

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Action | Western

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Rated R for martial arts and western violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fighter See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Savage is originally a form of martial arts in France. See more »

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KUNG FU'S EQUAL WITHOUT THE PHILOSOPHY
6 January 2004 | by GOWBTWSee all my reviews

This martial arts movie was anything but ordinary. Instead of Asian martial arts, it's French martial arts. Meaning "French boxing", this movie didn't bore me a bit. "Kung Fu" was all about wisdom, "Savate" was more about honor. If you seen "The Quest" with Van Damme, you should be getting a kick out of "Savate". This fighter fought the honor of both countries: France and the U.S. Avenging the dead homesteader was very honorable, and keeping the promise of his comrade was also great. If the pole didn't stop the German, the bullet did! And this movie was definitely great for the martial arts buffs as well. If you're tired of Van Damme. 2.5 out of 5 stars 7 out of 10


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