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The Saratov Approach (2013)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 9 October 2013 (USA)
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This riveting drama tells the true story of two young American Mormon missionaries held captive and brutalized for a week in a remote part of Russia.

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Garrett Batty

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Garrett Batty
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Cast

Cast overview:
Corbin Allred ... Elder Tuttle
Maclain Nelson ... Elder Propst
Nikita Bogolyubov ... Nikolai
Alex Veadov ... Sergei
Jennifer Erekson ... Mary Propst
Bruce Newbold ... Lee Propst
Peggy Matheson Peggy Matheson ... Donna Tuttle
Paul Mulder ... Mr. Tuttle
Brett Merritt Brett Merritt ... Mark Larsen
Bart Johnson ... Senator Smith
Shawn Carter ... Agent Ross
Rocky Myers ... Agent Miller
Brit Server Brit Server ... Agent Garza
Christopher S. Clark Christopher S. Clark ... Agent Bair
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This riveting drama tells the true story of two young American Mormon missionaries held captive and brutalized for a week in a remote part of Russia.

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Taglines:

Kidnapped, Ransomed, Delivered

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Ukraine

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

9 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Reféns em Saratov See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$137,226, 9 October 2013

Gross USA:

$2,137,705
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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According to Andrew Lee Propst, he and Tuttle were blindfolded and had their feet tied together for nearly all of their captivity. Obviously, this would have been hard to film. See more »

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Great, if you're religious
21 August 2014 | by yacoubeanSee all my reviews

I am a religious person, and also a Mormon (or, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints). I really liked this movie. Many of the reviews here are from people who obviously have an ax to grind against mormonism. If you don't like the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, then don't watch this movie! But, if you are an open minded Christian (or any religious person, for that matter) who would like to see an inspiring movie that is based on a true story, this movie is for you. Yes the film is a little preachy, so if that bothers you then steer clear.

The movie is a little slow at parts, but there is plenty of suspense. The main actors do a superb job, especially the Russians.


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