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Film / The Saint (2017)

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The Saint is a 2017 espionage thriller Made-for-TV Movie directed by Ernie Barbarash, based on the character of Simon Templar created by Leslie Charteris. Adam Rayner stars in the title role, with Eliza Dushku appearing as Patricia Holm. This was Sir Roger Moore's final appearance in any media, and the film is dedicated to his memory.

An international master thief, Simon Templar, also known as The Saint, is asked by a desperate rich man to find his kidnapped daughter. However, in addition to evading the authorities, Simon must face a dangerous adversary from his past.


The Saint provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Action Girl: Patricia, who is both a consummate computer hacker and a highly skilled martial artist.
  • Pilot Movie: The film was actually shot in 2013 and intended to be a lead-in for a proposed TV series. In fact, due to its failure to garner interest in a series it wasn't even intended to be shown to the public at all. It was only after the death of Roger Moore that it was released digitally and as a print-to-order DVD.
  • Remake Cameo: Roger Moore as Jasper. Moore played Simon Templar in the original series from 1962 to 1969.
  • Shout-Out: Simon Templar's ring tone is the theme from the original TV series.


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