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MGS: Philanthropy (2009)

The movie is set in 2007, taking place before or right after the first part of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.


Giacomo Talamini


Paolo Ceccotti (translation), Jonathan Ealam (translation) | 2 more credits »


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Credited cast:
Giacomo Talamini ... Solid Snake
Phillip Sacramento Phillip Sacramento ... Solid Snake (voice)
Patrizia Liccardi Patrizia Liccardi ... Elizabeth Laeken
Nicola Cecconi Nicola Cecconi ... Pierre Leclerc
Lucien Dodge ... Pierre Leclerc / Harrison Bishop (voice)
Glenn Goa Glenn Goa ... Vitalij (voice) (as Glenn X. Govan)
Andrea Furlan Andrea Furlan ... Vitalij
William Martin William Martin ... Otacon (voice)
Adam Behr Adam Behr ... Abraham Bishop (voice)
Giovanni Contessotto Giovanni Contessotto ... Abraham Bishop
Marco Saran Marco Saran ... Harrison Bishop
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pastrengo Agent Pastrengo Agent ... U.S. Soldier
Jasmine Al Jasmine Al ... (voice)
Matt Alan Matt Alan ... (voice)
Emanuele Bresciani Emanuele Bresciani ... Tupolev Pilot


The movie is set in 2007, taking place before or right after the first part of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.

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Release Date:

27 September 2009 (Italy) See more »

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Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy See more »

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$10,000 (estimated)
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Color (PAL)| Color

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1.85 : 1
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Harrison Bishop: Your mission is to find and secure Senator Abraham Bishop,In case you're wondering, the answer is yes, he is my father. I believe I might have told you about his role in my "decision" to enter politics.
Solid Snake: I'll find him, be sure of that!
Harrison Bishop: Make no mistake, Snake. I feel nothing for my father. There is nothing personal in this objective I'm assigning to you. Nothing inside of me, with the exception of my DNA, still links me to that person.
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References Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004) See more »

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Best fan produced movie seen in years
24 November 2009 | by mattyblogSee all my reviews

Anyone who knows me well can tell you I'm a huge Metal Gear fan. Aside from owning all of the games, which I've played way too many times, I've also amassed a large collection of original soundtracks and promo items from the past outings. While many speculated that this film would not make a hit like any Hollywood film, the truth is it really doesn't have to because its low budget and made with a passion by some dedicated Metal Gear fans. the role of Solid Snake is played by Giacomo Talamini, who put in an impressive appearance as our protagonist, along with Philipp Scramento lending his voice to do the gritty, scratchy voice over of Solid Snake. Talamini is about as close as you will get to what Solid Snake actually looks like, and that's a good thing. Initially there was a lot of cynicism on the part of both fans and critics. But word has it that Giacomo is just what the franchise needs. PHILANTHROPY represents the next step of Solid Snake's journey after Shadow Moses. This is how Snake became the legendary hero that we all know him to be and expect him to be. So the question on everyone's mind is "Does it work?" PHILANTHROPY opens with Solid Snake (Giacomo Talamini) finishing his mission at Outer Heaven in 1995 (Before METAL GEAR SOLID). This leads into another mission where he's assigned to infiltrate Daskasan (An area between Armenia and Azerbaijan) where he has rescue an American Senator called Abraham Bishop (played by Giovanni Contessotto and voiced by Adam Behr). The mission leads him to a man named Pierre Leclerc (played by Nicola Cecconi and voiced by Lucien Dodge), he is an expert mercenary sniper who is still learning about the tactics used on the battlefield, thus at times annoys Snake who wants to keep things professional. Snake decides that Pierre Leclerc is unprofessional and that he could end up getting everyone killed. Along the way he is assisted by a lovely former US Delta soldier named Elizabeth Laken (played by Patrizia Liccardi and voiced by Laura Post), Snake communicates over his radio to get updates and information from a new contact to the Metal Gear series named Harrison Bishop (played by Marco Saran and voiced by Lucien Dodge) Snake, Pierre and Elizabeth meet up with a local man named Vitalij (played by Andrea Furlan and voiced by Glenn X Govan), who seems to know all about what's happening in this secretive region of Daskasan.

I would've liked the concept of Solid Snake being used more instead of Pierre Leclerc referring to him as "Big Chief", that kind of storytelling could've also allowed for some incredible boss battles in this film. Just think of the possibilities. They could've had the Snake fighting against a Psycho Mantis type guy or a Vulcan Raven type character, or even a Colonel Volgin type enemy. Too bad I don't write these things. Look at this as a beginning of a new era for Metal Gear films. Where it goes from here is anyone's guess. This story sets things up for sequels nicely, which are already written and planned out, this could potentially allow what follows to be appropriately connected with this story. I look forward to more of this Snake and Metal Gear movie style. The bar is high, now let's see if they can keep it there.


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