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End of the spear /

by Hanon, Jim; Ewing, Bill; Gavigan, Bart; Newman, Tom; Green, Mart; Leonardo, Louie; Allen, Chad; Ellison, Chase; Souza, Christina; Guzman, Jack; Every Tribe Entertainment; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, ©2006Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.Language note: English dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.Subject(s): Saint, Nathaniel, 1923-1956 -- Drama | Saint, Nathaniel, 1923-1956 | Missionaries -- Amazon River Region -- Drama | Whites -- Relations with Indians -- Drama | Children of missionaries -- Drama | Huao Indians -- Drama | Massacres -- Ecuador -- Drama | Children of missionaries | Huao Indians | Massacres | Missionaries | Whites -- Relations with Indians | Amazon River Region | Ecuador | Drama | Feature films | Melodrama | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Feature films | Melodrama | Feature films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Melodrama | Melodrama -- Feature | Religious -- Feature | Melodrama | DVD-Video discsCast: Louie Leonardo, Chad Allen, Chase Ellison, Christina Souza, Jack Guzman.Summary: Nate Saint is a pilot and Christian missionary who, with his family, lives and works in the jungles of the Amazon River Basin in South America. Nate is fascinated by tales he's heard of the Waodani, a violent and aggressive tribe living nearby, and with a group of fellow Christians takes it upon himself to teach them the importance of compassion and forgiveness. However, the leader of the Waodanis, Mincayani, does not trust the white visitors, and believes they may have had something to do with the disappearance of a young girl from his tribe years ago. A meeting between Nate and Mincayani goes terribly wrong when Nate's inability to understand the Waodani language brings himself and four of his fellow missionaries to be savagely murdered by the tribesmen. However, in the final moments of his life, Nate is able to impart a message in Mincayani that bears fruit years later when Steve Saint, Nate's son returns to continue the work his father started.
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An indigenous people are turned from a life of violence to a more gentle and forgiving nature in this adventure drama based on a true story. Nate Saint (Chad Allen) is a pilot and Christian missionary who, with his family, lives and works in the jungles of South America near the Amazon. Nate is fascinated by tales he's heard of the Waodani, a violent and aggressive tribe living nearby, and with a group of fellow Christians takes it upon himself to teach them the importance of compassion and forgiveness. However, the leader of the Waodanis, Mincayani (Louie Leonardo), does not trust the white visitors, and believes they may have had something to do with the disappearance of a young girl from his tribe years ago. A meeting between Nate and Mincayani goes terribly wrong thanks to Nate's inability to understand the Waodani language, and Nate and four of his fellow missionaries are savagely murdered by the tribesmen. However, in the final moments of his life, Nate is able to impart a message in Mincayani that bears fruit years later when Steve Saint, Nate's son (also played by Allen) returns to continue the work his father started. End of the Spear was adapted from the true story of Nate Saint and Steve Saint, which was previously brought to the screen in the documentary Beyond the Gates of Splendor. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) and widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.

English dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.

Louie Leonardo, Chad Allen, Chase Ellison, Christina Souza, Jack Guzman.

Director of photography, Robert A. Driskell Jr. ; editor, Miles Hanon ; music, Ronald Owen ; costume designer, Marian Ceo ; production designer, Clarence Major ; visual effects supervisor, David Kuklish.

MPAA rating: PG-13; for intense sequences of violence.

Nate Saint is a pilot and Christian missionary who, with his family, lives and works in the jungles of the Amazon River Basin in South America. Nate is fascinated by tales he's heard of the Waodani, a violent and aggressive tribe living nearby, and with a group of fellow Christians takes it upon himself to teach them the importance of compassion and forgiveness. However, the leader of the Waodanis, Mincayani, does not trust the white visitors, and believes they may have had something to do with the disappearance of a young girl from his tribe years ago. A meeting between Nate and Mincayani goes terribly wrong when Nate's inability to understand the Waodani language brings himself and four of his fellow missionaries to be savagely murdered by the tribesmen. However, in the final moments of his life, Nate is able to impart a message in Mincayani that bears fruit years later when Steve Saint, Nate's son returns to continue the work his father started.

Special features: Side A: Full screen feature; "Beyond the gates of splendor" ; Side B: Widescreen feature; "Beyond the gates of splendor."

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