Savage (1997)

Nomination Year: 2003
SYNOPSIS:  According to the cover, a mad scientist has an evil plot to destroy the world, and time travelers from the future have recruited the rancher who was committed to a mental institution after the scientist had his wife and son killed to stop them. As you'll see, they're not actually time travelers, but the rest is mostly true. The important thing is that it stars Olivier Gruner.

Most Ludicrous Premise

Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
The cro-magnons created a virtual reality Eden in Atlantis and digitized themselves into cyberspace. Now, whenever anybody comes close to rediscovering VR, they send a Savage to kill them.
"Why do they care if we discover cyberspace?"
"Enough questions, we have to get back to work."

Smithee Award Winner! Oblivious

"No Sign of the Savage, Boss, But the Carpet in Corridor Six is Real Lumpy!"
Olivier clocks a couple of guards. Based on where he pops up, they must have been standing on him. But they somehow didn't see him.

Best One-Liner

A Real Time Saver
"Let's deliver our speeches. My evil plan, your determination to stop me. I say the hell with it. This is the '90s, let's watch TV instead."

"WHAT?!"

Spoon!
Olivier leaps from building rooftop to (not-exactly-adjoining) building rooftop.

I know being a Savage gives Olivier powers greater than normal men, but since when is he The Tick? Plus, it's a really bad special effect.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Olivier Gruner  
Jennifer Grant Daughter of Cary Grant and Dyan Cannon 
Kario Salem  
Kristin Minter Heather in Home Alone 
Director Claim to Fame
Avi Nesher  

Greg Pearson

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