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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

  • Release date:January 20, 2006

Cast

Louie Leonardo
as Mincayani
Chad Allen
as Nate Saint/Steve Saint
Chase Ellison
as Young Steve Saint
Cara Stoner
as Marj Saint
Jack Guzman
as Kimo
Christina Souza
as Dayumae
Gil Birmingham

Crew

Jim Hanon
Director
Mart Green
Producer
Bart Gavigan
Producer
Bill Ewing
Producer
Tom Newman
Producer
Bill Ewing
Screenwriter
Bart Gavigan
Screenwriter
Jim Hanon
Screenwriter
Robert A. Driskell, Jr.
Cinematographer
Ronald Owen
Composer (Music Score)
Miles Hanon
Editor
Clarence Major
Production Designer
Jeff LeGore
Art Director
Bill Bowling
Associate Producer
Jennifer Clymer
Associate Producer
Kevin McAfee
Executive Producer
Eugene Mazzola
Executive Producer
Lamer Walker
Set Designer
Mari-An Ceo
Costume Designer
Jeff McManus
Set Decorator
Sara Rossi
First Assistant Director
Mark Fincannon
Casting
Lauro Chartrand
Stunts Coordinator
Joseph Bonn
Sound Editor
Martina Nagel
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Gina Ortega
Second Unit Director
David Kuklish
Visual Effects Supervisor
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