Blessed Luigi Guanella in The Saint
In the 1997 movie The Saint, Blessed Luigi is mentioned as one of
the false Saint identities used by the main character Simon, played by Val
The plot summary of the movie from The Internet
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(Copyright © 1990-2006)
As a young orphan, a boy refuses to accept the name given him by priests
and instead chooses to take on the name of Simon Templar after the Saint
of magic. Speed ahead and the young boy is now a master thief in bidding
wars with countries for his services. Using his skills of master disguise,
he eludes all pursuers as he assumes names associated with the various Saints.
In this role after stealing from a Russian industrialist, the industrialist
hires The Saint to steal a formula for cold fusion being developed by a young
female scientist. Cold fusion is said to permit a nation to heat its citizens
with only a few gallons of water. However, on this case The Saint falls in
love with the scientist placing him in a quandary of fulfilling his professional
obligations or staying with the innocent young scientist. When she becomes
threatened by the Russian Mafia, he has no choice but to go ahead with his
job. However, she follows him to Moscow, setting off a chase across the City
and through their sewers.
Bishops' Movie Review:
(Copyright © 2003-2006)
The updated title character of the Leslie Charteris mysteries of the 1930s
is a sly thief (Val Kilmer) who assumes numerous identities in trying to
save one of his intended victims (Elizabeth Shue) from a power-mad Russian
seeking her revolutionary energy formula. Directed by Philip Noyce, the action
story is slickly produced and provides undemanding escapist entertainment,
although the one-dimensional characters are less than engaging. Some stylized
violence, implied affairs and an instance of profanity.
(USCCB Rated A-III, Adults)
(MPAA Rated PG-13, Parents Strongly Cautioned. Some material maybe inappropriate
for children under 13. )
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