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

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A powerful martial arts movie, in the wild west :)
29 September 1999 | by power-10See all my reviews

I am the first to admit that it sounds a little bit weird to shoot a martial arts movie with a "cowboy scenery", but the movie actually turns out OK.

Olivier Grüner is a former soldier in the french(?) army, who is searching for his long lost enemy... The movie includes the standard good vs bad and good boy gets pretty girl stories, and the movie reaches a climax at a "tough-man" tournament at the end. A tournament in the wild west with capoeira, kung-fu, savate , boxing etc.

Overall the movie is light entertainment with some very good fighting scenes.. (I give it 6/10)


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Language:

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Release Date:

14 January 1997 (USA) See more »

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