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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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Bopha  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$212,483 (USA)
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Danny Glover and Morgan Freeman both played Nelson Mandela in different films; Glover for Mandela (1987) and Freeman for Invictus (2009). See more »

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painful, powerful cinema
23 May 2002 | by (British Columbia) – See all my reviews

Morgan Freeman directs a wonderful landscape of struggle, oppression and revolt in this film. Danny Glover and the rest of the cast bring this vivid era in South Africa to life. There is no ambiguity here. Nor is there an easy resolution that comes to mind. Watching a film like this from a middle class couch in North America, I am filled not only with awe but a significant discomfort. One knows that time and sacrifice are about the only options available. This isn't simply hindsight. It's the message of the film. Bravo!


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