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.
Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.
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
While the uses of the Nokia phone might seem like a case of product placement, it's use in the movie was accidental. Director Royce was talking to a technician working on the movie when he noticed the flip phone with the attached keyboard. He thought it was a movie prop created for the movie, and when the technician said it was a real phone, Royce decided it the phone Templar would use. See more »
In the middle of the airport lounge, Simon orders a cup of coffee, which is then delivered to him 2 seconds later by the same waitress. See more »
I'm glad it stopped bleeding. You don't need stitches. We have to disinfect it though.
You really are an angel.
[soaking cotton ball in rubbing alcohol and approaching the cut with it]
It's gonna hurt.
[surprising Emma, laughing]
Ha ha...! sorry...
[serious, realizing it wasn't funny]
I'm sorry... Are you alright?
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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 »
I love this movie. As a movie buff, I must admit, objectively, this is a bad movie. The writing is ridiculous, the plot is convoluted, and Val Kilmer's accents are bizarre. But I love this movie. It is that wonderful combination of danger and romance that makes for great fantasy. The chemistry between Kilmer and Shue holds this movie together. It is a delight to watch them realize that their skin deep attraction goes much deeper. If you can suspend your disbelief and just enjoy the ride, the Saint is a fun movie. Despite its flaws, the Saint is a guilty pleasure to indulge in when your own life is lacking in explosions, gun fights, and sudden, passionate romances.
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