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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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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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Tommy Lee Jones was set to star, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. 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: Sorry about your family.
Vera: It's war.
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Connections

References Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) See more »

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Uspavanka (Lullaby)
Traditional folk song
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shock to the system
21 May 2004 | by gavin-96See all my reviews

I noticed this had been produced by Oliver Stone when I saw it for sale, thus my reasoning for snapping it up. Usually what Stone touches turns to gold and this is no exception

This film will move you to tears; mark my words. I wasn't ready for it, or at least wasn't expecting it. Realism is the key to its power.

While some viewers may focus on which ethnic groups are committing what crimes, for the wider audience I think it has a commentary on the human race in general and what it is capable of.

Quaid performs his part from top to bottom, which drains the viewer of emotion, making one actually process information that has previously just been news broadcast.

A good mix of local and international filmaking skills also present what I would consider an accurate picture of the racial and religious groups depicted in the movie. I'm sure insiders will disagree, but from my time spent in the region, there was not a scene or individual character where I was skeptical of objectivity - from the bus driver to father.

There is so much to be said about Savior, and it is a must see for any international audience. It may unearth a conflict of opinions among serbs, croats and bosnians, but perhaps they would be reading too much into it...


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