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Rosie Mangena
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Van Tonder
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Zweli Mangena
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Pule Rampa
Michael Chinyamurindi ...
Solomon
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Naledi Machikano
Grace Mahlaba ...
Thokozile Machikano
Robin Smith ...
Retleif
Julie Strijdom ...
Lucy Van Tonder (as Julie Stridom)
Peter Kampila ...
Nonsizt
Sello Maake Ka-Ncube ...
Magubane
Eric Miyeni ...
Bantebe
Tshepo Nzimande ...
Mandla
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In this story of a black policeman during South African apartheid, Danny Glover plays the cop, who believes he's trying to help his people, even while serving as a pawn of the racist government. When his son gets involved in the anti-apartheid movement, he finds himself torn between his family (including long-suffering wife Alfre Woodard) and what he believes is his duty. Written by M

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Rated PG-13 for language and apartheid-driven violence | See all certifications »
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24 September 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bopha  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$212,483 (USA)
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Morgan Freeman's first film as a director. See more »


Soundtracks

AFRICAN AFTERNOON
Written by Paul Delph & Ric Blair
Performed by Paul Delph, Ric Blair & Doug Webb
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Great, edge-of-your-seat action film
4 January 2001 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

Incredible tension from a fevered conflict of races, generations, and police-and-citizens. Morgan Freeman proves himself a great director: the acting from the cast is flawless and strong, and some of the camera set-ups are indelible. There's a short shot where an armored car is roaring toward a phone pole, behind which Alfre Woodward is crouching in terror, that is truly magnificent! Hollywood often ignores superb directorial talent: Charles Laughton only directed one film, Orson Welles had a hell of a time. Yet there are so many mediocre films which lose money! Somebody please jam a good script into Mr. Freeman's hand and stick him behind a camera!


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