Dangerous Ground (1997)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  12 February 1997 (USA)
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Vusi Madlazi returns to the South African village he left as a young boy (he was organizing against apartheid, and left in fear of his life) to bury his father. He meets up with his brother... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thokozani Nkosi ...
Ron Smerczak ...
Interrogation Policeman (as Ron Smerczac)
Wilson Dunster ...
Heavy Policeman
Sechaba Morojele ...
Ernest Madlazi
Peter Khubeke ...
Igqira (as Peter Kubheka)
Roslyn Morapedi ...
Vusi's Mother
Mabel Mafuya ...
Maimela Motubatse ...
Nkululeko Mabandla ...
Robert Whitehead ...
Sandton Hotel Receptionist
Gresham Phetjaulima ...
Tony Caprari ...
Bar Owner


Vusi Madlazi returns to the South African village he left as a young boy (he was organizing against apartheid, and left in fear of his life) to bury his father. He meets up with his brother Ernest, who tells him their other brother Stephen couldn't be contacted. Vusi goes to Johannesburg to find him, but at first can only find his neighbor/girlfriend, Karin, a stripper. Vusi proceeds to learn how conditions have changed since the end of apartheid, not always for the better for black men. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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What he wants is revenge. What he gets is the fight of his life.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, drug use and language, and for some nudity | See all certifications »






Release Date:

12 February 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A visszatérés  »

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Box Office


$5,079,851 (USA) (7 March 1997)

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1.85 : 1
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New Line Cinema effectively dumped the film in early 1997, giving it a minimal release, including limited publicity and promotion. See more »


Karin's and Steven's apartments appear to be on the street level if you look from the street, but when Karin goes out the window to cross to Steven's apartment there's a street way down below. See more »


Vusi Madlazi: Kaffir? What's that?
Iron Guard: You.
Vusi Madlazi: Yeah, but what does it mean? Is it like warrior, king, god, chief? What is it?
Iron Guard: It means you must watch your mouth, boy.
Vusi Madlazi: Well, I got your boy right here.
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References Driving Miss Daisy (1989) See more »


Count on Me
Written by L. Young, C. Hodge, A. Williams, W. Williams
Performed by L.A. Ganz
Courtesy of Jive Records
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Violent Drama
19 March 1999 | by (Southampton, England) – See all my reviews

A movie set in South Africa, that started off, promising much, but ended with you feeling maybe you should get more for your money. The acting was not bad, but the plot was a bit thin, and sometimes a little unrealistic. Ice Cube plays an American gone to South Africa after the death of his father, where his family informs him about his brother who has gone missing. Here he meets up with his brother's girlfriend played by Liz Hurley, who is heavily into heroin. They then set about finding his brother, which includes Shooting people, blowing things up, blah, blah, blah. After a while it all gets a bit predictable.

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