SAVAGE SALVATION (2022) Action thriller with Robert De Niro and John Malkovich – now with a clip

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‘Payback is dirty’
Savage Salvation is a 2022 American action thriller film about a recovering opioid addict seeking revenge on those who sold the drugs that resulted in his fiance’s death.

Directed and co-produced by producer Randall Emmett (who directed Midnight in the Switchgrass previously) from a screenplay co-written by Adam Taylor Barker and Chris Sivertson. Produced by George Furla, Petr Jákl, Nick Koskoff, Shaun Sanghani, Tim Sullivan and Chad A. Verdi Jr.

The movie stars Jack Huston, Robert De Niro, John Malkovich, Willa Fitzgerald, Dale Dickey, Winter Ave Zoli, Lindsay Pulsipher, Swen Temmel, Katalina Viteri, Tyler Jon Olson, Celeste Fianna, Tierney Smith and Quavo.

Plot synopsis:
Sheriff Church (Robert De Niro) and Detective Zeppelin strive to keep the peace in their rough town, where residents’ only two interests are the church or oxycodone.


Newly engaged Shelby John (Jack Huston) and Ruby Red want a fresh start. They decide to start a family and get clean, with the support of Peter, Ruby’s brother-in-law (John Malkovich). However, Shelby discovers his beloved Ruby dead on their porch before she could fulfil her final wish: to be baptised in the river and washed away from her past sins.

Filled with fiery rage, Shelby embarks on a vengeful killing spree to right all the wrong done to Ruby by every link in the drug dealing chain. Armed with nothing but adrenaline and a nail gun, Shelby picks off dealers and junkies one by one until he gets to the top. The Sheriff must race against the clock to put an end to his vigilante justice before his fight with the crime lord Coyote (Quavo) turns the entire town into a bloodbath…


In the US, Savage Salvation will be released by The Avenue theatrically in select locations and On-Demand (VOD) on December 2, 2022.

Working title:
Wash Me in the River


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