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The Samaritan (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,521Details
International Box Office $12,699Details
Worldwide Box Office $15,220
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After twenty‐five 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: Ethan, the son of his former partner, has an ingenious plan and he wants Foley in. The harder Foley tries to escape his past, the tighter he is ensnared in Ethan’s web of secrets, until it becomes all too clear to Foley that some wrongs can never be made right.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 18th, 2012 (Limited) by IFC Films
International Releases: August 23rd, 2012 (Wide) (Portugal)
Video Release: September 25th, 2012 by Mpi Home Video
MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, language, some sexuality and drug use.
(Rating bulletin 2231, 7/11/2012)
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Keywords: Revenge, Surprise Twist, Life on the Outside, Confidence Men, Narcotics, Film Noir, Suicide, Incest
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: H2O Motion Pictures, Andras Hamori, Quickfire Fimls, Telefilm Canada, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Astral Media, Harold Greenberg Fund, Silver Screen Partners III, Lumino Pictures, Middle Child Films
Production Countries: Canada

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Luke Kirby    Ethan
Ruth Negga    Iris
Tom Wilkinson    Xavier

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Production and Technical Credits

Elan Mastai    Screenwriter
David Weaver    Screenwriter
Andras Hamori    Producer
Mark Horowitz    Executive Producer
Samuel L. Jackson    Executive Producer
David Weaver    Producer
Elan Mastai    Producer
James Atherton    Executive Producer
Eli Selden    Executive Producer
Geoffrey Brant    Executive Producer
Mark Musselman    Executive Producer
Lacia Kornyb    Executive Producer
Jan Pace    Executive Producer
Suzanne Cheriton    Producer
Tony Wosk    Producer
Derek Rappaport    Line Producer
Francois Dagenais    Cinematographer
Geoff Ashenhurst    Editor
Nina Gold    Casting Director
Sara Kay    Casting Director
Jenny Lewis    Casting Director
Matthew Davies    Production Designer
Peter Emmink    Art Director
David Edgar    Set Decorator
Patrick Antosh    Costume Designer

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 25th, 2012

September 25th, 2012

It's the unofficial beginning of the Christmas Shopping Season. Starting the rush this year is The Avengers, which broke records at the box office and will likely do the same on the home market. It is clearly a contender for Pick of the Week, but I'm not sure if the Blu-ray Combo Pack or the 3D Combo Pack is the better deal. The only other contender for Pick of the Week is Bond: 50 on Buy from Amazon. However, it's a double-dip... or triple-dip. I've lost count. In the end, I'm going with The Avengers on 3D Combo Pack. It's only $5 more, so it is worth future-proofing. More...

Per Theater Chart: Nothing Left to Avenge

May 23rd, 2012

The Avengers was the only film to reach the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart earning an average of $13,096. Elena probably would have earned a spot in the $10,000 club had it not opened on Wednesday. It earned $9,035 in one theater over the weekend, but $13,240 over its five-day opening. More...

Guiding Limited Releases

May 18th, 2012

It could be a bad week for limited releases. There are a number of films that are opening this week that earned more buzz than most limited releases earn, but almost all of them have really bad reviews. The one I'm most interested in is Indie Game: The Movie, which is currently earning 100% positive reviews, but I'm not sure there are enough fans of Indie games to support the film in theaters. Likewise, Polisse and Quill: Life of a Guide Dog are earning great reviews, but foreign language films rarely expand wide enough to earn some measure of mainstream success. Maybe one of them will prove to be the exception. More...

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Portugal 8/23/2012 $5,609 4 4 9 $12,699 12/11/2015
International Total$12,699 12/11/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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