Robert De Niro and John Malkovich Offer Savage Salvation

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 I’m not sure if Randall Emmett is best known as the producer of films like Boss Level, Amityville: The Awakening and Escape Plan: The Extractors or for scandals involving various exes. But in either case, he’s directed his second film Savage Salvation, and it’s coming out in December. His first effort, Midnight in the Switchgrass, was pretty good for a late-career Bruce Willis film. This time he’s working with a cast that includes Robert De Niro, John Malkovich and Jack Houston as a nailgun-wielding vigilante in a plot that’s as familiar as the film’s stars. You can check out the details below, but I doubt it’ll be as much fun as The Nailgun Massacre.



Sheriff Church (Robert De Niro) and Detective Zeppelin strive to keep the peace in their rough town, where residents’ only two interests are the church or oxycodone. Newly engaged Shelby John (Jack Huston) and Ruby Red want a fresh start. They decide to have a family together and get clean, with the support of Peter, Ruby’s brother-in-law (John Malkovich). However, Shelby discovers his beloved Ruby dead on their porch before she could fulfill her final wish: to be baptized in the river and washed away from her past sins.

Filled with fiery rage, Shelby embarks on a vengeful killing spree to right all the wrong done to Ruby by every link in the drug dealing chain. Armed with nothing but adrenaline and a nail gun, Shelby picks off dealers and junkies one by one until he gets to the top. Sheriff Church and Detective Zeppelin must race against the clock to put an end to Shelby’s vigilante justice before his fight with the crime lord Coyote (Quavo) turns the entire town into a bloodbath.


Jack Huston, Robert De Niro, John Malkovich, Willa Fitzgerald, Quavo  


Directed By: 

Randall Emmett 

Written By:

Adam Taylor Barker, Chris Sivertson


Run Time: 

101 minutes  


R for strong violence and drug use, and language throughout.

Release Date:
In Theaters, On Digital and On Demand – December 2, 2022

1 thought on “Robert De Niro and John Malkovich Offer Savage Salvation”

  1. I remember when this was called “Wash Me in the River” (a far better title if you ask me) and was going to star Taylor Kitsch. Interested in this regardless because it sounds like a solid diversion.

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