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Simon Templar has no real family, no real home and Simon Templar isn't even his real name. Yet Simon Templar , also known as the Saint for his use of creating false identities using the ... See full summary »

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President Karpov (as Evgeny Lazarev)
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Frankie (as Irina Apeximova)
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General Sklarov (as Lev Prigunov)
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Simon Templar has no real family, no real home and Simon Templar isn't even his real name. Yet Simon Templar , also known as the Saint for his use of creating false identities using the names of Catholic saints,is one of the world's most successful thieves. Slick, debonair and a master of disguise, Simon manages to outwit the police again and again. On his next job Simon is hired by the Russian Mafia to steal a cold fusion energy formula from scientist Emma Russel, however the mission backfires as he falls for the pretty, intelligent scientist. Simon and his new love must now manage to outwit the Russian Mafia and work out the energy formula before the worst happens and the US is affected forever. Written by LadyN1

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A man without a name, can never be identified. A man who doesn't exist, can never be caught. A man who doesn't love, can never truly be alive See more »


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Rated PG-13 for action violence, brief strong language, some sensuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

ITL 937,981,000 (Italy) (9 May 1997)

Gross:

$61,355,436 (USA) (25 July 1997)
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The name of the production buyer, John Lanzer, appears as the author of the book, "The Knights of Templar - Their Crowning Crusade", which Simon is reading in secret at the beginning of the movie during class at the orphanage. See more »

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The young Simon Templar is obviously left-handed, but the older Simon Templar is right-handed. See more »

Quotes

Simon: So you know the way to the embassy?
Frankie: [eyeing Simon's watch] Like the face of a Bvlgary Chronograph.
[Simon removes his watch and hands it to Frankie]
Frankie: I remember! This way...
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SAINTLY,A CLEVER MOVIE!
1 December 2004 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

This movie is more of the modern day version of "Robin Hood", only without the bow and arrows. Val Kilmer, plays the role very well. To me in my opinion is no Batman, but he does provide a lot of action in this movie. Simon Templar is more than just a "saint", he's a chameleon in the process.

Elisabeth Shue, is great, I remembered her from "The Karate Kid" and "Leaving Las Vegas", did very well playing Emma, she looked great throughout the movie. I liked the part when that Russian hooker helped Simon and Emma from the Russian Mafia led by Ivan Tretiak. Once his own countrymen found out who he really was, the people turned on him big time. I think this movie was a lot of fun, and I wish Kilmer would put up such an ego. Rating 3 out of 5 stars. 8 out of 10!


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