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July 5, 2012

Movie preview: “Savages”

Rated: R for language throughout, drug use throughout, nudity, some graphic sexuality and strong brutal/grisly violence

Running time: 2 hr 11 min

Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Salma Hayek, Benicio Del Toro, Blake Lively, John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Emile Hirsch

Plot: Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone adapts author Don Winslow’s best-selling novel into this all-star ensemble crime drama about a pair of peaceful, Laguna Beach marijuana dealers who are targeted for extortion by a ruthless Mexican cartel. When the cartel kidnaps the pairs mutual friend and threatens to kill the her unless they comply, the desperate pot dealers enlist the aid of a shady DEA agent to try and avert a tragedy.

 

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