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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 ... See full summary »

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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
Christopher John Hall ...
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)  »

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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 »


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HAYO INYHWEBA ABAYO
By Permission of The Methodist Publishing House of Capetown
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4 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

BOPHA! you SUCKA! I wasn't really sure if I'd like the movie -- and I certainly did not. A film that knocks you out just after watching it. Not for the squeamish. Whatever you may have seen in your life or even whatever you will see in the future, I can predict that no movie will ever give you the same feeling as this. The screenplay is intelligent, focused and clever. I much enjoyed this film, mostly because of the convincing characters, especially the man with "man manners." I'll be honest, I have never been courageous enough to watch a movie like this. It's worth seeing for some inventive uses of sound and the actors. Final rating equals 7/10.


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