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Bopha! (1993)

 -  Drama  -  24 September 1993 (USA)
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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
Maynard Eziashi ...
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 ...
Magubane (as Sello Maake Ka-Ncube)
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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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$212,483 (USA)
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Quite good
30 October 2000 | by (Stevenage, England) – See all my reviews

Bopha! is surprisingly quite a memorable and inspiring film about the troubled years in South Africa. One of my favorite actors, Malcolm McDowell was as ever brilliant playing the evil policeman. The problem is that I and many others are used to seeing McDowell as an anti-hero and by casting him as such a nasty role as he plays in this film, you do not feel as shocked and disgusted by his actions as you should do.


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