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.

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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.

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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.

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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

December 22, 2014

Deseret News

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” Breaks Records and Molds - Meridian Magazine

January 26, 2014

Meridian Magazine

The Saratov Approach” Breaks Records and Molds
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The Saratov Approach” is quietly making box office history. The real-life story of two Mormon missionaries who were kidnapped, tortured, and held hostage in Russia for nearly a week in 1998, continues to draw in movie audiences around the country.

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The Saratov Approach: Film Review - Hollywood Reporter

January 9, 2014

Hollywood Reporter

The Saratov Approach: Film Review
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Relating the 1998 kidnapping of two American Mormons in Russia, writer-director: Garrett Batty has crafted a film that emphasizes matters of faith over conventional thriller elements. That approach clicked for The Saratov Approach during its limited ...

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

December 6, 2013

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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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Q&A: Real Life Saratov Approach Missionaries Discuss Abduction, Movie - Meridian Magazine

November 1, 2013

Q&A: Real Life Saratov Approach Missionaries Discuss Abduction, Movie
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The Saratov Approach, a gripping thriller about Latter-day Saint missionaries kidnapped in Russia (read my review) has been breaking box-office records and opening in more and more theaters, causing even the legendary Hollywood publication Variety to ...

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

October 23, 2013

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Young Mormon Moviegoers Have Faith in Real-Life Pic 'Saratov Approach'
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During its opening frame two weeks ago, the film, which is written and directed by Garrett Batty, averaged $11,000 per screen — the highest per-screen average for a limited release that weekend. “Saratov Approach” has generated a groundswell of ...
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