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The Saratov Approach

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On what seemed like any other day, Elder Travis Tuttle (Corbin Allred) and Andrew Propst (Maclain Nelson) are approached by Nikolai (Nikita Bogolyubov) to teach a friend. But then the missionaries experience the unimaginable--they are kidnapped, beaten, and held for ransom.

  • DirectorGarrett Batty
  • Runtime: 1 hr 40 min
  • StudioThree Coin Productions
  • QualityHD

Reviews about The Saratov Approach

The Saratov Approach
old_broad
Kidnapped!

First rate movie about a real experience. Two missionaries kidnapped in Russia. Do they fight their way out or trust in God? Lots of anguish and soul-searching.

The Saratov Approach
MNilsson
Well done movie. Based on e true story of ...

Well done movie. Based on e true story of Mormon missionaries, it is still entertaining for non-Mormons, too.

The Saratov Approach
Levi
Excellent Movie

Excellent movie that will keep your attention until the end. It is suspenseful.

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Creators of 'Saratov Approach' to release second 'religious thriller' about LDS missionaries - Deseret News


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Creators of 'Saratov Approach' to release second 'religious thriller' about LDS missionaries
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In April, the makers of "The Saratov Approach" will release a second film featuring missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in what director Garrett Batty calls another "religious thriller." The film, titled "Freetown," is based ...

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The Saratov Approach: Film Review - Hollywood Reporter


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The Saratov Approach: Film Review
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That approach clicked for The Saratov Approach during its limited release in the fall, when it proved a word-of-mouth hit among young Mormon moviegoers, topping $1 million in grosses within a month and setting a box-office record for films revolving ...

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Mormon Film 'The Saratov Approach' Details Idahoan's 1998 Kidnapping - Boise State Public Radio


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Mormon Film 'The Saratov Approach' Details Idahoan's 1998 Kidnapping
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A new movie tells the story of two Mormon missionaries who were kidnapped and held for ransom in Saratov, Russia in 1998. 'The Saratov Approach' details what Andrew Propst and Travis Tuttle went through. The film opened in theaters throughout the West ...

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'Saratov Approach': This Fall's Biggest Film You've Never Heard Of - NW News Network


'Saratov Approach': This Fall's Biggest Film You've Never Heard Of
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Propst was from Lebanon, Ore. He now lives in Meridian, Idaho. The movie version of what he and fellow missionary Travis Tuttle went through is now getting buzz in Christian cinema circles. It's called The Saratov Approach. Since opening in October in ...

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Young Mormon Moviegoers Have Faith in Real-Life Pic 'Saratov Approach' - Variety


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Young Mormon Moviegoers Have Faith in Real-Life Pic 'Saratov Approach'
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To compare the director of “scout camp” and the “saratov approach” to hitchcock is like comparing Uwe Boll to Steven Spielberg. The movie is appealing to the concentrations of mormons where the film is being screened. Read the article, Idaho, Utah, and ...

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'The Saratov Approach' fills every seat in special screening - Universe.byu.edu


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'The Saratov Approach' fills every seat in special screening
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A special free screening of “The Saratov Approach,” a new LDS film, filled the Varsity Theatre to capacity Wednesday night. Another showing occurred the same night, with the same results, at the Cinemark theater at the University Mall in Orem. The ...
Movie review: 'Saratov Approach' a moving drama of fear and faithSalt Lake Tribune
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