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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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Ilya Tretiak (as Valery Nikolaev)
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Dr. Lev Botvin
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Vereshagin, Tretiak's Aide
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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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Release Date:

4 April 1997 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

This film uses the classic 'Saint' theme tune that, though often thought of as starting with the 1960's television show, actually began in the 1930's and 1940's RKO Saint films and appeared in the radio show with 'Vincent Price' (I). This theme tune, having appeared in numerous post 1960's television adaptations of the Saint, serves as one of the most frequently and longest lasting theme tunes of a media franchise. See more »

Goofs

When Emma enters Simon's English country house she leaves the door wide open and continues into the room. In a subsequent shot, the door is closed. See more »

Quotes

Emma: [reading Simon's journal aloud] "I see my angel for the first time. Know my purpose, feel my birth, Hear, at first faintly, then distinctly The sweet strains of our union. Our love heats up the cold universe And gives my tired, desperate hope A reason and season to be revealed."
Simon: "We, purified by our kisses, are eternally healed."
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Soundtracks

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Am I the only one to like it?
22 February 2000 | by (Karlstad, Sweden) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie. Not as "The Saint" but as an elaborate action movie with a twist. Val Kilmer bears nothing in him that even gets close to Roger Moore's character - but if you look away from that and try to see it as an ordinary film, it's really good.

First of all, Val Kilmer performs fairly well, despite his weird accents. I really liked his artist type guy who seduces Emma Russell, he was great fun.

As for the story, well...I didn't bother to check for anomalies, I knew I'd find plenty. I only have two more things to say:

1. Elisabeth Shue is absolutely stunningly beautiful in this film.

2. The cool car that we only get to see a few seconds is a Volvo C70, a worthy replacement for the Volvo P1800 that Moore's Saint drove around in.


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