Master thief Simon Templar (Val Kilmer) eludes his pursuers by assuming the names of obscure saints. When a Russian politician (Rade Serbedzija) hires Templar to steal the formula for cold fusion, he falls in love with Emma Russell (Elisabeth Shue), the frail Oxford scientist who has unlocked the process' secret. Back in Moscow, Templar must decide whether to betray his new love or the madman who's paying him millions.
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- Phillip Noyce
- This movie is
- DVD and streaming
- 1998 Razzie® Awards
- Worst Actor nominee: Val Kilmer
PG-13Action violence, brief strong language, some sensuality and drug content
Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Saint is a 1997 action movie starring Val Kilmer as a thieving man of mystery who meets his match in a brilliant scientist played by Elisabeth Shue. There is some drug use -- Russian mafiosi snort cocaine. There are plenty of gunfights and explosions, and a little girl falls to her death from a railing inside an orphanage. A receptionist is shot and killed in cold blood. A priest is verbally abusive to a young boy when he refuses to go by the name foisted upon him by the orphanage; he is shown in silhouette and heard getting spanked by the priest. One use of "f--k." The Saint makes an escape by dressing like a Russian alcoholic homeless man and passes a bottle of vodka to an actual Russian alcoholic homeless man, who immediately drinks from it.
- Sexual Content
- A man and woman in bed, post coitus. A woman keeps a top-secret equation in her bra; the lead character reaches for it. Occasional references to the Saint's prowess with women, and a joke about the antagonist's lack of skill in bed.
- A little girl falls to her death while hanging off a railing inside an orphanage. A little boy is shown in silhouette and heard getting spanked by a priest. A receptionist is shot and killed. Gunfire, police, and military casualties. Fighting with punches and kicks.
- One use of "f--k." A priest calls the children of an orphanage "bastards."
- Social Behavior
- No real positive messages.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Russian mafiosi snort cocaine. Wine drinking at dinner. The Saint makes an escape by dressing like a Russian alcoholic homeless man and passes a bottle of vodka to an actual Russian alcoholic homeless man, who immediately drinks from it. Cigarette smoking.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it