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Savages
- Blake Lively

Overview - Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone adapts author Don Winslow's best-selling novel into this all-star ensemble crime drama about a pair of peaceful, Laguna Beach marijuana dealers who are targeted for extortion by the ruthless Mexican Baja cartel.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone adapts author Don Winslow's best-selling novel into this all-star ensemble crime drama about a pair of peaceful, Laguna Beach marijuana dealers who are targeted for extortion by the ruthless Mexican Baja cartel. Ben (Aaron Johnson) is a devout Buddhist and dedicated philanthropist, and his best friend Chon (Taylor Kitsch) is a former mercenary who trained as a Navy SEAL. They may not seem like major drug dealers, but together they make a comfortable living selling top-quality marijuana. And they share more than just a profitable business; their mutual girlfriend O (Blake Lively) is more than enough woman for the two ambitious young entrepreneurs to handle. But just as Ben and Chun are feeling like they're on top of the world, their blissful life of lawless hedonism threatens to yield dire repercussions. The Mexican Baja cartel wants a piece of the action, and their cruel leader Elena (Salma Hayek) has dispatched her top hatchet man Lado (Benicio Del Toro) to ensure that she gets it. When the cartel kidnaps Ophelia and threatens to kill her unless Ben and Chun comply, the desperate pot dealers enlist the aid of a shady DEA agent (John Travolta) to try and avert a tragedy. Emile Hirsch and Uma Thurman also star.

Cast List

Donald Murphy - First Assistant Director
Mark Byers
Nancy Nye
Elaine Offers
Adam Peters
Oliver Stone - Director/Screenwriter/Prod.
Keith Woulard
Shane Salerno - Screenwriter, ALIEN VS. PREDATOR (2004)
Mike Prestwood Smith
Daniel Mindel - Director of Photography, SPY GAME (2001)
Dan Mindel - Director of Photography, SPY GAME (2001)
Todd Arnow
Eric Kopeloff
Sheryl Benko
Chris Haarhoff
Don Winslow
Monica Fedrick
Michael Keller - Sound Mixer
Sean Jackson
Philippe Carr-Forster
Bill Benavides
John Bevan Jr.
Thomas Krausz
Doug McKay - Set Dresser
Marc Meisels
Benjamin Robertson
Michelle Beatty
Benicio Del Toro - Actor, TRAFFIC (2000)
Sean Stone - Actor
John Travolta - American actor, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, GREASE, PHENOMENON
Demian Bichir - SPANISH ACTOR
Gary Stretch - ACTOR\"DEAD CONNECTION"
Salma Hayek - Actress, FRIDA
Charlie Haugk
Leonard Roberts - Actor, DRUMLINE (2002)
Stephen Dunham - Actor/ THE MUMMY (1999)
Emile Hirsch - Actor, DANGEROUS LIVES OF ALTAR BOYS (2002)
Mia Maestro - Argentine actress, ALIAS
Samuel Medina
Shea Whigham - TIGERLAND
Ben Bray
Charles Ingram - Actor; Stunts
Sala Baker
Aaron Johnson - Actor, SHANGHAI KNIGHTS (2003)
Gonzalo Menendez - Actor
Matthew Saldivar
Diego Catano - Mexican actor
Blake Lively - Actor, SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS (2005)
Joaquin Cosio - Actor in MATANDO CABOS
Joel Moore - Actor, DODGEBALL (2004)
Joel David Moore - Actor, DODGEBALL (2004)
Taylor Kitsch - Actor in FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (Television Series)
Jake McLaughlin
Marco Morales - Actor; Stunts
Donnabelle Mortel
Sandra Echeverria - American Actress
Trevor Donovan
Alexander Wraith
Kurt Collins
Akima Castaneda
Leana Chavez
Jana Banker
Candra Docherty
Patrick Fourmy
Karishma Ahluwalia
Jonathan Carr
Antonio Jaramillo
Anthony Cutolo
Amber Dixon
Ali Wong
Tara Stone
Wilfredo Lopez
Lucinda Serrano
Maya Merker
Gillian Zinser
Florine Deplazes
Kaj Mollenhauer
Lexi Jourden
Denis Garcia
Eddie Follis
Holly Follis
Schae Harrison

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 142
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 025192123719
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: September 2015

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Reviews:
4 stars out of 5 -- "Oliver Stone returns to his comfort zone in this blood-soaked, sex and drug-fueled ride....In fact, SAVAGES is one of Stone's best movies..." - 06/29/2012 Box Office


"This intense and unavoidably gory adaptation of Don Winslow's wild best-seller about the incursion of Mexican drug cartel mayhem into the United States has been made in a jagged, darkly trippy style that well expresses the story's tense uncertainties..." - 06/28/2012 Hollywood Reporter


"[T]his long, dense adventure takes surprising side trips into thoughtfulness, ruefulness, whimsy and romance. It's high-grade entertainment sustained by a buoyant spirit." - 07/05/2012 Wall Street Journal


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "A return to form for Stone's dark side, SAVAGES generates ruthless energy..." - 07/04/2012 Chicago Sun-Times


"SAVAGES is grandiose underworld pulp staged with screw-tightening skill and a taste for nasty kicks..." -- Grade: B+ - 07/13/2012 Entertainment Weekly


"[With] lush compositions and suave camera movements....The sumptuousness of the movie is among its chief delights..." - 07/06/2012 New York Times


"Lively continues her run as a young actress with an undeniable spark....She keys into O’s vulnerability and her rich-girl guilelessness..." - 07/05/2012 Movieline


"[T]he aesthetic attributes of its cast, along with some scene-stealing performances from the south-of-the-border side of its drug feud, give the film enough appeal..." -- Grade: B- - 07/05/2012 A.V. Club


3 stars out of 5 -- "Hayek, as the beyond-ruthless drug queenpin Elena, is the standout; a smirking death-goddess with a mile-long mean streak." - 10/01/2012 Total Film


"[A] movie with real pulpy pulse....SAVAGES is of a piece with the nothing-succeeds-like-excess rule of Stone's career, a recklessly alive movie with retina-burning, sunstroke cinematography..." - 10/01/2012 Sight and Sound

 
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