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Samson (2018)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama | 16 February 2018 (USA)
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After losing the love of his life to a cruel Philistine Prince, a young Hebrew with supernatural strength defends his people, sacrificing everything to avenge his love, his people, and God.

Directors:

Bruce Macdonald, Gabriel Sabloff (co-director)

Writers:

Jason Baumgardner (story by), Zach Smith (story by) (as Zachary Warren Smith) | 4 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Taylor James ... Samson
Billy Zane ... King Balek
Lindsay Wagner ... Zealphonis
Caitlin Leahy ... Delilah
Rutger Hauer ... Manoah
Jackson Rathbone ... Rallah
Brandon Auret ... Ashdod
Frances Sholto-Douglas Frances Sholto-Douglas ... Taren
Greg Kriek ... Caleb
Califf Ryan Califf Ryan ... Treus
Danny Keough Danny Keough ... Wadesh
Sven Ruygrok ... Orum
Andre Jacobs ... Levite Priest
Garth Collins ... Jailer
Matthew Dylan Roberts Matthew Dylan Roberts ... Ahar (as Matthew Roberts)
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Storyline

A Hebrew with an unusual gift of strength must respond properly to the call of God on his life in order to lead his people out of enslavement. After his youthful ambition leads to a tragic marriage, his acts of revenge thrust him into direct conflict with the Philistine Army. As his brother mounts a tribal rebellion, only Samson's (Taylor James') relationship with a Philistine seductress and his final surrender - to the Philistines and to God - turns imprisonment and blindness into final victory. Written by Pure Flix

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Chosen. Betrayed. Redeemed.

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Action | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for violence and battle sequences | See all certifications »

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The previous production of this Scriptural account was Samson and Delilah (1996) starring Eric Thal as Samson and Elizabeth Hurley as Delilah. See more »

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Women in this time (and often since) are property of first, the Father/surviving eldest brother, then husband. Women are often seen without escort by a man or a female of his family. Dilah would have been labeled and punished for going with Samson to the beach and labeled in an unflattering manner for life for touching & kissing him. Artistic license is stretched a bit. See more »

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Version of Samson und Delila (1922) See more »

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Written by Natalie Santana, Jerry Saldan & Joshua Cisneros
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So-so rendition upon the Biblical story dealing with the long haired strongman who fatally falls in love with tempter Delilah
21 April 2019 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Last rendition based on the mythical brave hero who vanquished Philistines, but was finally deceived by Delilah robbing him his strenght by shearing his hair . Samson is a valiant and hunk judge from the tribe of Manasseh. His violent and troublesome existence is told in the Bible, books 13 to 16, book of Judges. Here are narrated the usual episodes about his life as his loving affairs, fight against a roaring lion , removing enormous doors, firing land and harvests, his impressive battle thousands of Philistine soldiers by using a donkey jaw , falling down the temple of Dagon along with the giant sculpture of the pagan idol and many other things. Samson had two vulnerabilities, his attraction to untrustworthly and treacherous women and his hair, without it he was powerless. These vulnerabilities proved to be fatal for him. Samson is the strongest man alive in Israel and he unfortunately falls in love for a Philistine girl, but after being rejected by the mighty hero, Delilah discovers his dark secret based on an incredible strength provided by the hair, as she informs his enemies and while shearing his curls.

Known Biblical episode, being here decently narrated with some nice scenes and other ones extremely absurd and disconcerting. Spectacularly horny as well as corny tale that uses excessive computer generator effects, and Chrome digital visuals. Regularly starred by Taylor James as the bouncing Samson, Greg Kriek as his brother and gorgeous, charming Caitlin Leahy playing the tempter , vindictive vixen Delilah. But Jackson Rathbone as the astute Rallah steals the show as a nefarious villain. Other important secondaries are the very old Rutger Hauer and Lindsay Wagner as his parents. And Billy Zane as the mean and powerful king Balek. The motion picture was middlingly directed by Bruce MacDonald and Gabriel Sabloff.

Other films dealing with this Biblic figure are the following ones : Samson and Delilah 1950 by Cecil B DeMille with Victor Mature, Hedy Lamarr, Angela Lansbury, Henry Wilconson. I grandi condottieri or The Biblical Judges 1965 by Marcello Baldi and Francisco Perez Dolz with Anton Geesink, Rosalba Neri, Ivo Garrani, Barta Barri, Fernando Rey. 1984 by Lee Philips with Anthony Hamilton, Belinda Bauer, Max Von Sidow, Stephen Match . 1996 version of the Biblical romance by Nicolas Roeg with Eric Thal, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael Gambon, Dennis Hopper, Jonathan Rhys Davies, Alessandro Gassman, Daniel Massey, Paul Freeman, Diana Rigg. Furthermore, this huge figure starred a lot of Sword and Sandals movies or Peplum, usually played by Steve Reeves, Reg Park, Alan Steel, Brad Harris, Gordon Scott and many others.


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South Africa | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Stellenbosch, South Africa See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,942,569, 18 February 2018

Gross USA:

$4,719,928

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,873,825
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