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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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Hope is worth fighting for. 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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Trivia

Although Nastasja Kinski receives second billing in this movie her screen time is very limited and she's only seen for barely a few minutes. See more »

Goofs

The opening scene is set in the 1980s, but the army soldiers are wearing Persian Gulf War ribbons on their uniforms and the Gulf War had not occurred yet. See more »

Quotes

[Guy is looking for a goat to milk to feed the baby]
Guy: Oh, you're a billy goat. I need a Biljana.
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Connections

Featured in Behind Enemy Lines (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Rasti, Rasti, Moj Zaleni Bore
Traditional folk song
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Deeply grim stuff - very effective
2 May 2001 | by thehumanduvetSee all my reviews

One of the most painful depictions of war I've ever seen, this shows the effect of a civil war on ordinary people in a very powerful way. Stony-faced Dennis Quaid is excellent as ever as the emotionally-shut-off mercenary tiring of the pointless and unresolvable fighting in Bosnia, slowly allowing himself to feel again some years after the horrific death of his family when a woman and child inveigle themselves into his life. Some of the scenes in here are beyond horrific, particularly near the end where a massacre of civilians is made to seem quite dull and everyday to the killers. The pointlessness of such tribal warfare is emphasised by the shadowy depiction of the combatants, the almost total absence of 'good guys' and 'baddies' - I for one could rarely tell which side the soldiers on screen were supposed to represent. Certainly not for the fainthearted, this is war in all its foulness and degredation, fully exposing the evil mankind can inflict on itself. Not pleasant viewing, but a moving, powerful experience.


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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

Gross USA:

$14,328

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,328
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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