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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Percy Mtwa (play)
Brian Bird (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
24 September 1993 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Just a fine film... See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Danny Glover ... Micah Mangena

Malcolm McDowell ... De Villiers

Alfre Woodard ... Rosie Mangena

Marius Weyers ... Van Tonder

Maynard Eziashi ... Zweli Mangena

Malick Bowens ... 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
Wilfred Tongarepi ... Nkeala
Innocent Ngavaira ... Samuel
Gavin Mey ... White Policeman #1
Stan Leih ... White Policeman #2
Joseph Munyama ... Black Policeman #1
Zilla Mamansi ... Teacher
Gift Burnett ... Philomen
Akim Mwale ... Priest
Eric Nobbs ... Police Commissioner
Fidelis Cheza ... Josiah Machikano
Anna Manyewe ... Mrs. Machikano
Portleen Ben
Mary Makwangwalala ... Nemah
Bertha Msora ... Mother #1
Jane Nhukarume ... Mother #2
Winnie Ndemera ... Old Woman
Beauty Mamere ... Child in Police Station
Kizito Gamaliol ... Salomon's Henchman
Alec Ziko ... Salomon's Henchman
Sam Banda ... Police Cadet
Novar Piyo ... Police Cadet
Gibson Sarare ... Police Cadet
Rayford Mshanga ... Police Cadet
Gift Handiradi ... Police Cadet
Charles Thole ... Police Cadet
Peter Mudzingwa ... Police Cadet
Loius Chedemana ... Police Cadet
June Stanford ... Police Cadet

Directed by
Morgan Freeman 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Percy Mtwa (play)

Brian Bird (screenplay) &
John Wierick (screenplay)

Produced by
Michael L. Games .... associate producer
Arsenio Hall .... executive producer
Lori McCreary .... co-producer
Lawrence N. Taubman .... producer (as Lawrence Taubman)
 
Original Music by
James Horner 
 
Cinematography by
David Watkin 
 
Film Editing by
Neil Travis 
 
Production Design by
Michael Philips 
 
Art Direction by
Tracey Moxham 
 
Set Decoration by
Dankert Guillaume 
 
Costume Design by
Diana Cilliers  (as Dianna Cilliers)
 
Makeup Department
Kashka Banjoko .... key hair stylist
Jane Blewett .... hair stylist
Tracy Crystal .... makeup artist
Diane Hammond .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
C. Cory M. McCrum-Abdo .... post-production supervisor
Barrie Melrose .... production supervisor
Karen Tangorra .... executive in charge of production (as Karen Tangorra)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ernest Binder .... third assistant director
Bill Westley .... first assistant director
Kevin Westley .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Kudakwashe Alubembe .... construction foreperson
Michael Berg .... scenic artist
Heather Cameron .... set dresser
Morag Cameron .... set dresser
Kim Capsopoulos .... assistant art director
Weston Chabvuta .... props assistant
Sylvester Chawanda .... art set assistant
Costa Chikamba .... carpenter
Peter Chikamba .... carpenter
Hazel Crampton .... props coordinator
Keith Crossley .... storyboard artist
Michael Freeman .... chief set dresser
Arthur Goradema .... construction buyer
Demson Gwaruere .... assistant plasterer
Tendayi Gwaze .... props assistant
Ben Horowitz .... property master
Agatha Hurle .... art set assistant
David Kautare .... assistant carpenter
Richard Kendozwa .... painter
Stanley Kondo .... art set assistant
Paul Lloyd .... plasterer
Funki Loader .... set dresser
Cephas Mahlabathi .... art set assistant
Dexter Manata .... painter
Francis Matambo .... art set assistant
Peter Mgwenya .... art set assistant
Robert Moxham .... production props (as Robert 'Moxy' Moxham)
Greshen Mtongwizah .... assistant carpenter
Clemence Nalinge .... laborer
Peter Nyarambe .... props assistant (as Peter Nyarambi)
Shoniwa Pfunde .... assistant carpenter
Andrew Schweppenhauser .... construction coordinator
Lawrence Sora .... assistant painter
Kerry Wallace .... greensperson
 
Sound Department
David E. Campbell .... sound re-recording mixer (as David Campbell)
Gabriel Cubos .... boom operator
Pieter Hubbard .... sound editor
Allen Hurd .... dubbing recordist (as J. Allen Hurd)
Andy Kopetzky .... sound editor
Richard Lightstone .... sound mixer
Jimmy Ling .... sound editor
Colin McFarlane .... additional sound
James Moriana .... foley sound effects
Albert Mtukela .... sound assistant
Themba Nyamweda .... sound assistant
Bill Phillips .... supervising sound editor
John Phillips .... sound editor
John T. Reitz .... sound re-recording mixer (as John Reitz)
Gregg Rudloff .... sound re-recording mixer
Hal Sanders .... sound editor
Scott Shadden .... assistant sound editor
Patrick Wilbraham .... additional sound
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... sound effects (as Jeff Wilhoit)
 
Special Effects by
Andy Anderson .... special effects
Rick Cresswell .... special effects
Gavin Meadon .... special effects
Peter Spiropoulous .... special effects (as Peter Spyropoulos)
 
Stunts
Gavin Mey .... stunt coordinator
Philip Notununu .... stunts (as Phillip Notununu)
Peter Spiropoulous .... assistant stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wally Booysen .... electrician
Derek V. Browne .... camera operator (as Derek Browne)
Greg Cameron .... second company grip
Willy Chidyausiku .... grip assistant
Nomore Chitwe .... grip assistant
Harmon Cusack .... camera operator: "b" camera
Anton De Briun .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Hoseah Dzingirai .... camera assistant trainee
Vincent Fletcher .... assistant chief lighting technician
Bob Greene .... still photographer
John Hlapolosa .... generator operator
Eddie Knight .... chief lighting technician
Peter Makwela .... generator operator
Peter Malunga .... grip assistant
Guy Micheletti .... key grip
Stewart Monteith .... electrician
Mark Moriarty .... first assistant camera
Samson Mudzamiri .... electrician
Leonard Mundandi .... grip assistant
Grevas Muzenda .... additional assistant camera (as Grievas Muzenda)
Terrence Rodrigues .... grip assistant
Trynos Ruzani .... electrician
Karl Schoot .... additional assistant camera
Ralph Stutchbury .... additional assistant camera
Wayne Stutchbury .... additional assistant camera
Robson Svovera .... electrician
Rys Vincent .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Leo Davis .... casting associate
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Douglas Rodriguez .... casting assistant
Jane Warren .... location casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leigh Bishop .... wardrobe supervisor
Elaine Dawson .... wardrobe buyer
Electra Garaba .... wardrobe assistant
Shoni Kaitano .... wardrobe assistant
Virginia Mkhize .... wardrobe assistant
Norman Samuriwo .... tailor
 
Editorial Department
Andrew S. Eisen .... first assistant editor
Michael H. Friedlander .... assistant editor
Megan Gill .... second assistant editor
Phil Hetos .... color timer (as Philip Hetos)
Andrew MacRitchie .... assistant editor: London
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Tim Tommasino .... first assistant editor
Donald Freeman .... final colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Michael Fisher .... musician (as Mike Fisher)
Ralph Grierson .... musician
Jim Henrikson .... supervising music editor
James Horner .... musician
Warren Luening .... musician (as Warren Luening Jr.)
Kazu Matsui .... musician
Shawn Murphy .... score mixer
Joe E. Rand .... music editor
Ian Underwood .... musician
 
Transportation Department
Sieg Broekman .... action vehicle coordinator
Paul Fisher .... transportation manager
Singh Hardeep .... action vehicle assistant
Coaster Nziramasanga .... transportation assistant
Dionne Warren .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Zola Abraham .... adr loop group
Ayo Adejugbe .... adr loop group
Andy Birmingham .... production executive
Phillip Boutte .... adr loop group
Stanley Bennett Clay .... adr loop group
Con Cremins .... production accountant
Betsy Danbury .... post-production accountant
Michelle Davison .... adr loop group
Cohen Duncan .... adr loop group
Dale Edwards .... unit assistant
Michael Fillbright .... adr loop group
Alfonso Freeman .... adr loop group
Jerry Gaona .... adr loop group
Kevin Greetham .... location manager
Patience Gwende .... accounting assistant
J.D. Hall .... adr loop group
Barbara Harris .... adr loop group (as Barbara Iley)
Monnla Hlahla .... adr loop group
Emma Kaye .... production secretary
Momsa Khumalo .... adr loop group
Lwazi Kubukeli .... adr loop group
Thathakahle Kuneine .... adr loop group
Caseline T. Kunene .... adr loop group (as Caseline Kunene)
Lama Khosi Kunene .... adr loop group
Raymond Kunene .... adr loop group
Ron Kunene .... adr loop group
Sambulo Kunene .... adr loop group
John Lafayette .... adr loop group
Laura Law .... adr loop group
Refiloe Lethoko .... adr loop group
Lebo M. .... adr loop group
David Mabowe .... adr loop group
Lucky Mabowe .... adr loop group
Sonya Maddox .... adr loop group
Patrick Magapi .... adr loop group
Marie Mahlanza .... adr loop group
Patrice Makgale .... adr loop group
Nola Mangoaela .... adr loop group
Abner Mariri .... adr loop group
Wayne McKop .... production assistant
Nonhlanhla Mkhize .... adr loop group (as Ruth Mkhize)
Joyce Mtinkulu .... adr loop group
Alice Munharira .... production assistant
Tebogo Njobe .... adr loop group
Peggy Ntswane .... adr loop group
Huck Penzell .... titles
Sam Phillips .... adr loop group
Quentin Pierre .... assistant: Mr. Freeman
Montsikelelo Pietesson .... adr loop group
Juan Pope .... adr loop group (as J. Lamont Pope)
Samantha Putter .... production coordinator
Erica Rogers .... adr loop group
Pearl Seloma .... adr loop group
Thula Shangase .... adr loop group
Sydney Shorana .... adr loop group
Cheryl Tyre Smith .... adr loop group (as Cheryl Tyre-Smith)
Anna C. Southall .... unit publicist (as Anna Southall)
Chris Sparkes .... projection dummy loader (as Christine Sparkes)
Peter Sweetman .... location assistant
Karen Tangorra .... production associate
Drew Tucker .... production assistant
Antoinette van Speyk .... script supervisor (as Antoinette Wilkinson)
George Vilakazi .... adr loop group
Linda Vilane .... adr loop group
John Webb .... adr loop group
Thabi Zkalala .... adr loop group
John E. Ferraro .... production executive (uncredited)
Jay Sheveck .... premiere and release (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for language and apartheid-driven violence
Runtime:
120 min
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Trivia:
Morgan Freeman's first film as a director.See more »
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Just a fine film..., 6 April 2000
Author: Tyrone Steels II (tyrone2@ejave.com) from Detroit, MI

Bopha! is just a fine film with stellar acting. Once again Danny Glover delivers a great performance the worthy of Oscar or Golden Globe and he just doesn't get it. The struggle of one man's fight to be true to his native land or to the ruling establishment is poignantly portrayed. Alfre Woodard and Malcolm McDowell turn in good performances also.

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