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The Saint (1997)

Simon Templar (The Saint), is a thief for hire, whose latest job to steal the secret process for cold fusion puts him at odds with a traitor bent on toppling the Russian government, as well as the woman who holds its secret.

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Valeriy Nikolaev ...
Ilya Tretiak (as Valery Nikolaev)
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Inspector Teal
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President Karpov (as Evgeny Lazarev)
Irina Apeksimova ...
Frankie (as Irina Apeximova)
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General Sklarov (as Lev Prigunov)
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Inspector Rabineau
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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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Never reveal your name. Never turn your back. Never surrender your heart. 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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4 April 1997 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,278,873, 6 April 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$61,363,304, 31 December 1997

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$108,060,970
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This film uses the classic "Saint" theme tune that, though often thought of as starting with the 1960s television show, actually began in the 1930s and 1940s RKO Saint films, and appeared in the radio show with Vincent Price. This theme tune, having appeared in numerous post 1960s television adaptations of the Saint, serves as one of the most frequently and longest lasting theme tunes of a media franchise. See more »

Goofs

Arm position of the red-headed student who asked a question during Emma's lecture. See more »

Quotes

Simon: Tell me you love me.
Emma: I love you.
Simon: Simon.
Emma: I love you Simon.
Simon: Miracle three.
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In Loving Memory Elisabeth Leustig (She was the film's Casting Director who was tragically killed in a car accident on a Moscow street during production.) See more »

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Referenced in Hamlet 2 (2008) See more »

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Before Today
by Ben Watt
Performed by Everything But The Girl
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd. and Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Very Good! Unfair to compare to original version.
23 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

I enjoyed watching this movie from beginning to end. Val Kilmer portrayed his role very well. Elisabeth Shue is very beautiful. She also played her character very well. The acting is superb and the scenes are top notch.

Most negative comments are from people who compared this movie to the original one. I haven't seen the original, but, If I did, I will not make comparisons.

The chemistry between Kilmer and Shue is real and natural. The flow keeps me glued to the screen till the end.

The background music is a good choice and comes in at the right moment. I would definitely recommend this movie to friends and relatives.


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