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The Saint (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Romance  |  4 April 1997 (USA)
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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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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

At the end when Simon Templar is driving and listening to the radio news announcer state that $3 billion was donated to the American Red Cross and other charities, the reflection of sunlight in the windshield creates a halo around Simon's head. See more »

Goofs

When Templar is attempting to cut trough the barrier of solid iron in his escape in the sewer by using a blowtorch, he doesn't put the tip of the blue torch at the surface, he put the middle of the yellow torch at the surface. This method would require hours of work. See more »

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Simon Templar: My name is Buro Houtenfaust. I was named for a Saint who was a very wealthy man. He had the wine, the women, the songs, the whole bit, and then inexplicably, took a vow of poverty and became a hermit. Ran off to live in the forest, in the nude.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Val Kilmer/U2 (2000) See more »

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Da Funk
by Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo
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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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