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The Samaritan (2012)

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After twenty years in prison, Foley is finished with the grifter's life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris, the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion.

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David Weaver

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Elan Mastai (screenplay), David Weaver (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel L. Jackson ... Foley
Luke Kirby ... Ethan
Ruth Negga ... Iris
A.C. Peterson ... Miro
Gil Bellows ... Bartender Bill
Aaron Poole ... Jake
Tom McCamus ... Deacon
Martha Burns ... Gretchen
Deborah Kara Unger ... Helena
Tom Wilkinson ... Xavier
Rob Archer ... Vernon Hicks
Diana Leblanc ... Celia
Rufus Crawford ... Construction Foreman
Andrew Butcher Andrew Butcher ... Construction Worker
Frank Moore ... Walker
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After twenty years in prison, Foley is finished with the grifter's life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris, the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion.

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You've got to know a secret to tell a secret.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Samaritan See more »

Filming Locations:

Havana, Cuba See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,744, 20 May 2012

Gross USA:

$2,521

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,220
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Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Samaritan was Samuel L. Jackson's character's nickname in Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995). See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film, when Iris is shot and needs a blood transfusion, Foley tells the doctor to use his blood because 'it will work.' However, parents are not automatically compatible blood donors to children. They could actually have different blood types which are incompatible. See more »

Quotes

Iris: If you keep on doing what you've always done ,you'll keep on being what you've always been, nothing changes unless you make it change, I know what it sounds like but every morning that I wake up I think about what that really means .Nothing Changes Unless You Make It Change.
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Soundtracks

Dying To Live
Written by Ed Williams
Performed by Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials
Courtesy of Alligator Records
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the twist wasn't bad (pretty good actually) but the loose end was DUMB
10 April 2012 | by Pussy_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

the built up story line was a let down...i wasn't expecting much BUT in the middle of it as the plot thickens things get interesting then it gets a bit better, then it just flops downhill..like the jack and jill nursery rhyme.

the way the story builds up is a standard cheat(common in thrillers, especially in TV series)you know that feeling somewhere along the line things were brought up out of sheer laziness, yea thats it. a cheap way to end a good build up. anyway thats all. do not watch this seriously for entertainment. just sit back and do not pay much attention even if this is a thriller...quarter way though will most likely disappoint.


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