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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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Dr. Lev Botvin
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Vereshagin, Tretiak's Aide
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President Karpov (as Evgeny Lazarev)
Irina Apeksimova ...
Frankie (as Irina Apeximova)
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General Sklarov (as Lev Prigunov)
Charlotte Cornwell ...
Inspector Rabineau
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Woman on Plane
Lucija Serbedzija ...
Russian Prostitute
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Skinhead
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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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$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,278,873 (USA) (4 April 1997)

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$61,355,436 (USA) (25 July 1997)
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Trivia

The saint pin that Elisabeth Shue's character gives to Val Kilmer's character is a recreation of the original TV series' logo. 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 »

Quotes

Simon Templar: Do you know what the worst part about being you is?
Ivan Tretiak: What.
Simon Templar: Pretending to be so bad in bed.
Ivan Tretiak: You son of the bitch!
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Remake of The Saint (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Setting Sun
by Tom Rowlands, Ed Simons and Noel Gallagher
Performed by The Chemical Brothers feat. Noel Gallagher (uncredited)
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
Noel Gallagher appears courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
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great cast, good plot highly underrated movie classic
12 April 2004 | by (doncaster, England) – See all my reviews

This film upon first viewing might not bowl you over as I thought it only o.k however after watching it many times I began to see just how good a movie it really was. Firstly you have fantastic locations which I must admit generally don't draw the out the movie going public out in huge droves but do help the movie in my eyes, then you have the cast, Val kilmer makes a fantastic Simon Templer although I was'nt the biggest fan of the tv series upon which the movie is based so have no basis for comparison, which is probably a good thing as comparing actors again'st other actors who once filled the role can make the viewers decide its going to be awful before even giving it a chance.... to cut a long story short I'll say this..... good plot, great cast especially Val Kilmer pulling off the cool, dark and secretive character he portrays and last of all excellent locations all I can say is view it as a new movie and not a modern remake and see what you think.


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