Release Day Round-Up is an ongoing feature here at Bigfanboy that will be posted on the day prior to any big release to showcase the important information and marketing material for the new movies being released the following day. This way you can make an informed decision on what movie (or movies) you will see on opening weekend. As always, let us know what you think in the comments, if you would like anything added and if you plan on seeing the particular movie being highlighted on opening weekend, sometime down the road, wait for it on home release or passing all together. Here’s all you could want to know about SAVAGES:
Official Website: www.SavagesFilm.com
Official Facebook: www.facebook.com/savagesfilm
Official Twitter: www.twitter.com/savagesRelease Date: Friday, July 6, 2012
Critic Consensus: Rotten TomatoesMPAA: R for strong brutal and grisly violence, some graphic sexuality, nudity, drug use and language throughout.
Studio: Universal Pictures
Screenwriters: Shane Salerno, Don Winslow, Oliver Stone
Directed By: Oliver Stone
Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir.
Synopsis: Three-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone returns to the screen with the ferocious thriller "Savages," featuring the all-star ensemble cast of Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir. The film is based on Don Winslow's best-selling crime novel that was named one of The New York Times' Top 10 Books of 2010.
Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Johnson), a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon (Kitsch), 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 (Lively). 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 (Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon, with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent (Travolta), 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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