Having spent 10 years in prison for nationalist activities, Shack Twala is finally ordered released by the South African Supreme Court but he finds himself almost immediately on the run after a run-in with the police. Assisted by his lawyer Rina Van Niekirk and visiting British engineer Jim Keogh, he heads for Capetown where he hopes to recover a stash of diamonds, meant to finance revolutionary activities, that he had entrusted to a dentist before his incarceration. Along the way, they are followed by Major Horn of the South African State security bureau and it becomes apparent that he has no intention of arresting them until they reach their final destination Written by
In the fight for freedom, you have to break all the rules.
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Did You Know?
This movie was made and released three years after its source novel was first published in 1972. This picture is the only filmed adaptation of a story by Peter Driscoll. See more
While struggling with Persis, Shack was glazed by a bullet on the right side but it miraculously healed in the next scene. See more
Well, well... My government will have me out of here in six weeks. It's called prisoner exchange. And I will be back.
You know? I really believe you will.
Oh I will.
[Keogh shoots him in the head
Now you understand.
Music by Stanley Myers
Lyrics by Jeremy Taylor
Sung by Dean Hart See more