The SaintApril 4, 1997
Simon Templar has no real family, no real home and Simon Templar isn't even his real name. Yet Simon Templar …
Release Year: 1997
Rating: 5.9/10 (33,297 voted)
Critic's Score: 50/100
Stars: Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue, Rade Serbedzija
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.
Writers: Leslie Charteris, Jonathan Hensleigh
Dr. Emma Russell
(as Valery Nikolaev)
Dr. Lev Botvin
Vereshagin, Tretiak's Aide
(as Evgeny Lazarev)
(as Irina Apeximova)
(as Lev Prigunov)
Woman on Plane
Never reveal your name. Never turn your back. Never surrender your heart.
Paramount Pictures |
Release Date: 4 April 1997
Filming Locations: Foreign Affairs Ministry building, Moscow, Russia
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $16,278,873
(6 April 1997)
Did You Know?
The voice of the radio announcer at the end of the film is Roger Moore, who played the Saint on British television in the 1960s before going on to greater fame as James Bond in the 1970s.
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.
Dr. Lev Botvin:
I have run every test on this cold fusion formula and most conclude that it is not merely incomplete, but rather impossible. You may as well try to create perpetual motion Mr.Tretiak.
I invest millions, and you can't make it work! What are you doing with my money? Do you think… it comes so easy? No!
Dr. Lev Botvin:
But sir, I have been working for nearly two weeks without sleep. At first blush, the theorem appears quite impressive, convincing.
It does? Yes… It does. Good man, we can use it to destroy our enemies. Only Dr.Russell can spoil my plan
A guilty pleasure
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
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
indulge in when your own life is lacking in explosions, gun fights, and
sudden, passionate romances.