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Savior (1998)

R | | Drama, War | 20 November 1998 (USA)
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A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia.

Director:

Predrag Antonijevic (as Peter Antonijevic)

Writer:

Robert Orr
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nastassja Kinski ... Maria Rose (as Nastassia Kinski)
Pascal Rollin Pascal Rollin ... Paris Priest
Catlin Foster Catlin Foster ... Christian
Dennis Quaid ... Joshua Rose / Guy
Stellan Skarsgård ... Peter Dominic (as Stellan Skarsgard)
John Maclaren ... Colonel
Irfan Mensur Irfan Mensur ... Drill Sergeant
Sergej Trifunovic ... Goran
Kosta Andrejevic Kosta Andrejevic ... Boy on Bridge / Dead Boy in River
Ljiljana Krstic Ljiljana Krstic ... Old Lady
Sanja Zogovic Sanja Zogovic ... Girl On Bridge
Veljko Otasevic Veljko Otasevic ... Orthodox Priest
Marina Bukvicki Marina Bukvicki ... Muslim Girl (as Marina Bukvic)
Dusan Perkovic Dusan Perkovic ... Uncle Ratko
Natasa Ninkovic Natasa Ninkovic ... Vera
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Storyline

Joshua is a former U.S. military official who fled to the Foreign Legion when his wife Maria was killed by Muslim fundamentalists in Paris, and now he's a mercenary, fighting in the Yugoslav war on the Serbian side against Muslims. Written by Anonymous

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He's fighting a war he doesn't believe in, hoping to find something he does. See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence including brutal war atrocities, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Serbian | French

Release Date:

20 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A megmentő See more »

Filming Locations:

Montenegro See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,898, 22 November 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,903, 29 November 1998
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The (rather gross) contents of the baby's nappy was actually peach marmalade. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene at the restaurant, army soldiers are seen eating at a table with their hats on. Army soldiers remove their hats indoors unless carrying a weapon. See more »

Quotes

Guy: Don't any of the tits in this country work?
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References Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) See more »

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Zajdi, Zajdi
Composed by Aleksander Sarievski
Performed by Branka Vasic
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13 August 2001 | by Boyo-2See all my reviews

Great movie and easily Dennis Quaid's best work. Very tough to watch at times but in the end extremely rewarding and cathartic.

Its so appreciated that some artists in the world have something to say and do a timely, thoughtful movie to tell the world what they are missing or ignoring. You can either see what they have to say, or see the next assembly line CGI garbage. I suggest that any mature moviegoer give this a look.

There is some unexpected humor, a lot of horror and carnage and heartache, and I do suggest you keep the tissues close by for a some incredibly emotional scenes.

There is not a whole lot of dialogue which is also much appreciated. Most of the time actors are better when they have nothing to say but alot to express. The actors in this movie are all very natural and real. Not the least of which was the baby! One of the best performances by a new born I've ever seen..this child is beautiful.

Thanks to Dennis Quaid who probably made the equivalent of cab fare for this one..you did a great job in an invaluable movie.


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