- Directors: Phillip Noyce
- Producers: David Brown, Robert Evans, William J MacDonald, Mace Neufeld
- Writers: Leslie Charteris, Jonathan Hensleigh, Wesley Strick
- Genres: Action, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
- Actors: Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue
The film begins showing a young orphan Simon Templar living at the St. Ignatius Orphanage in the Far East, with other orphans. The orphanage is run by a strict priest who doesn’t care for the orphans. After the priest punishes the orphans because Templar wouldn’t say his given saint name, Templar and the boys rescue the girls who were locked away. Templar plans to run away from the orphanage. Before he can escape, Templar tries to kiss his first love, but she dies after the priest’s dogs push her over a railing and she falls.
Fast forward to present day, where an adult Simon Templar (Val Kilmer) is a professional thief nicknamed “The Saint”. To throw off law enforcement, he assumes the names of various saints. Templar’s usual modus operandi is mentioning that he was named after a saint.
Templar is in Moscow, Russia, where he plans to steal a microchip during a political rally from Ivan Petrovich Tretiak (Rade Å erbedÅ¾ija) at the Tretiak Gas and Oil Industries building. Tretiak is an ex-communist-turned-billioniare who dominates the gas and oil industry. Tretiak, who has his own political party, has his eyes on the presidency of the Russian Federation and is gaining support from the public. Tretiak is good friends with several generals of the Russian Army.
Days later, Templar and Russell return to England. Russell eventually presents cold fusion to the world at a news conference at the University of Oxford. Templar (in disguise) attends presentation by Russell and the police notice him. Templar quickly flees and eventually they catch someone who they think he is, but it’s just a civilian. He drives by, smiling and waves at them. Not long after, a halo is shown over his head. At the end, it is heard on a radio broadcast (voiced by Sir Roger Moore), that $3,000,000,000 was donated to the Red Cross, Salvation Army and the United Nations Children’s Fund (for which Moore, who played The Saint in the 1962-1969 TV series, is a “Goodwill Ambassador”). The funds came from Ivan Tretiak’s Swiss bank accounts. It is obvious, that Templar (who had access to Tretiak’s accounts) donated the money anonymously. Also, a non-profit foundation is being established to develop cold fusion technology.