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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 »

Director:

Isaac Florentine

Writers:

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Savate is a form of martial arts in France. See more »

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Action Packed B-Movie
4 August 2009 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

Savate is an exciting, over the top B-flick that borrows heavily from Once Upon A Time In The West, Kung Fu, and Bloodsport. It's no brainer action at it's finest!

Olivier Gruner is a French Legionnare wandering the old west tracking a sinister German fighter played by Marc Singer. Gruner comes to the rescue of a group of homesteaders threatened by land baron R. Lee Ermey (another entertaining performance) and agrees to represent them in Ermey's fight tournament.

Marc Singer is entertainingly cartoonish and pretty menacing as well. The final showdown between Gruner and Singer is quite exciting.

The score steals a few ideas from Ennio Morricone and a flashback scene is a blatant knockoff of Once Upon A Time In The West, but there's enough action to satisfy reasonable martial arts and western fans.


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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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Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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