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After his family is murdered, and he's left for dead, a farmer awakens in the desert and finds himself transformed into a savage warrior, with all the powers and skills of the ancient gods.... See full summary »


Avi Nesher


Patrick Highsmith (screenplay), Patrick Highsmith (story) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivier Gruner ... Savage / Rancher
Jennifer Grant ... Nicky Carter
Kario Salem ... Reese Burroughs
Kristin Minter ... Marie Beloc
Sam McMurray ... Edgar Wallace
Herschel Sparber Herschel Sparber ... Allan Poe
Tom Schanley ... Halliday
Michael Cudlitz ... Spillane
Luke Askew ... Captain Rohmer
Maria von Hartz Maria von Hartz ... Veronica
Victoria Morsell Victoria Morsell ... Julie Verne
Jordan Stuart Jordan Stuart ... Kimmy Verne
Paulo Tocha ... Inquisitor
Moon Jones Moon Jones ... Armani Warlord
John Henry Whitaker ... Biker


After his family is murdered, and he's left for dead, a farmer awakens in the desert and finds himself transformed into a savage warrior, with all the powers and skills of the ancient gods. Guided by his "spirit masters" he's given a mission; destroy Tital Corporation, the world's most powerful high-tech computer company and its ambitious leader, Michael Burroughs. Burrough's has discovered the technological remains of an ancient race and a secret that will allow him to open the Vortex and achieve immortality. Out in the desert, ancient powers collide with sophisticated technology as the Savage and Burroughs meet in a titanic struggle that could destroy mankind. Written by Emerald

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A mysterious force he can't explain. A murder he can't forget. See more »

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Rated R for strong continuous violence, a graphic sex scene and language | See all certifications »

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Five of the characters are named after America's authors - Burroughs, Wallace, Poe, Spillane, Verne. See more »


Many of the weapons used a clearly not even bad replicas as they have 20+ mm bores - much akin to paintball weapons. See more »

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Turkey Shoot...# 2
16 November 2006 | by fmarkland32See all my reviews

A dead rancher (Olivier Gruner) is revived by aliens in order to stop an evil scientist (or evil businessman, it's never made clear) who is trying to live in cyberspace (This is one of the film's less believable ideas) also we learn that the aliens are our gods and that they were the ones who created us and Olivier Gruner is made into an efficient killing machine who uses his savage skills to dispense of the bad guys and protect his new love interest Nicky Grant (Jennifer Grant) in this wildly incomprehensible sci-fi clunker. I need to explain myself, I'm doing a binge on Olivier Gruner for Thanksgiving because I myself can't get enough turkey and no man has put out more turkey than Oli Gruner but let's be perfectly candid, even for Gruner flicks this is really, really bad stuff. It's literally so weird and bizarre it's almost worth watching. I mean you will not see a movie as demented or senseless then this mess. However if your morbidly curious,go to it, I for one was lost through out and mainly the movie wasn't so funny as it was just blatantly confusing. Anyone who can tell you that they actually made sense out of this thing, is someone who lies. Plain and simple, Savage makes no sense and is only, for fans of Troma films. Also surprisingly Gruner doesn't fight as much as one would expect.

* out of 4-(Bad)

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7 February 1997 (South Africa) See more »

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Agrios timoros See more »

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Arizona, USA See more »


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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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