Simon Templar--aka The Saint--is a dashing young man, independently wealthy, who craves excitement and finds it as a self-appointed dispenser of justice. Seeking no personal gain, he deploys criminal methods in a one-man war against organised crime, always staying beyond the reach of the law enforcement agencies.
Runtime: 60 minutes
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The Saint is a 2017 espionage thriller TV movie directed by Ernie Barbarash and starring Adam Rayner in the title role of Simon Templar, created by Leslie Charteris. This was Sir Roger Moore's final film appearance and the film was dedicated to his memory; Moore portrayed Templar in a 1960s TV series of the same title. Filmed in 2013 as a television pilot for a proposed TV series, the film was not originally intended for release when the series was not picked up. It eventually saw release direct-to-video in 2017 when it was released in tribute to Moore following his death. Ian Ogilvy, who portrayed Templar in a 1970s TV series titled Return of the Saint, also appears.
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The film was produced as a pilot for a potential TV series in 2013 but was not picked up and was instead released digitally on July 11, 2017, and on manufacture-on-demand DVD, in tribute to Roger Moore, who had recently died. The pilot was based upon the character created by Leslie Charteris in 1928, and although the plot of the film has no relation to any of Charteris' stories, the villain, Rayt Marius, was a recurring presence in the early Saint novels, and was the central villain of the 1930 novel The Last Hero. Although the character of Patricia Holm was a regular presence in the Saint novels from the 1920s through to the early 1940s, this was only the second production (after the 1943 film The Saint Meets the Tiger) in which she appeared.