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Savages

MOVIE SYNOPSIS
Savages


Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben, a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon, a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry--raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia. Life is idyllic in their Southern California town...until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them. When the merciless head of the BC, Elena, and her brutal enforcer, Lado, underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon--with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent--wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.
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Steven Rea: And when Oliver Stone is not busy rewriting history (Nixon, W., JFK) or examining war (Platoon) or football (Any Given Sunday) or finance (Wall Street), the prolific filmmaker screeches his car wheels back onto B-movie turf: drugs, sex, and guns. » Read more
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Gary Thompson: Oliver Stone examines the war on drugs in "Savages" and finds it a mostly futile exercise, useful mainly as a source of garish material for wigged-out R-rated movies like this one. » Read more
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MPAA rating:
R
for strong brutal and grisly violence, some graphic sexuality, nudity, drug use and language throughout
Cast:
John Travolta; Aaron Johnson; Benicio Del Toro; Blake Lively; Salma Hayek; Emile Hirsch; Taylor Kitsch; Demain Bichir
Directed by:
Oliver Stone
On the web:
 
Savages Official Site
Genre:
Drama; Suspense, Thriller
Running time:
02:10
Release date:
2012
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