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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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Cast overview:
... Elder Tuttle
... Elder Propst
... Nikolai
... Sergei
... Mary Propst
Bruce Newbold ... Lee Propst
Peggy Matheson ... Donna Tuttle
... Mr. Tuttle
Brett Merritt ... Mark Larsen
... Senator Smith
... Agent Ross
... Agent Miller
Brit Server ... Agent Garza
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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Kidnapped, Ransomed, Delivered

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for some violence

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$137,226, 9 October 2013, Limited Release

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$2,137,705, 28 February 2014
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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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Low-budget B-movie with a predictable plot.
10 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

A noticeably low-budget B-movie that is challenging your suspension of disbelief.

It was probably filmed in Ukraine (since it's cheaper, I guess) and all the billboards and labels in "Saratov" are actually not in Russian, which is extremely annoying. (Imagine a movie showing New York, where everything is written in German. The "Russian" guy in one of the scenes can't even pronounce the word "christian" properly). When the characters enter a typical panel-block house in "Saratov", we end up seeing your typical Brooklyn lobby. This series of flukes never ends.

The plot itself is predictable and spread out. The first 20 minutes of the film could easily be conveyed in 2 minutes. The rest of the movie maintains this ratio.


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