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Dangerous Ground (1997)

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

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

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.


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Rated R for strong violence, drug use and language, and for some nudity | See all certifications »
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12 February 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A visszatérés  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,028,094, 17 February 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,079,851, 9 March 1997
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Trivia

The film's US release date was switched and moved a number of times during 1996 before it was finally released in early 1997 with little fanfare. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Vusi Madlazi: There's two things I never, ever buy: water and pussy.
Black Hooker: Ha! Why's that?
Vusi Madlazi: Because they both come free.
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Connections

References Driving Miss Daisy (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Alright
Written by T. Shaw, C. Butler, B. Freeman
Performed by Too $hort, featuring UGK
Courtesy of Jive Records
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Bad Direction
17 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Enjoyed the film, although nothing to write home about, and actually thought Liz Hurley played her part well, although I don't like her very much.

I know a little Zulu and one scene fascinated me. It was at a funeral in the kraal of Ice Cube's family. He is supposed to be a Xhosa (ko-sa), but I swear the others were speaking in Zulu. I may be wrong, but if right, this is extremely amusing as the Zulus and Xhosas tend to start killing each other from the age of around twelve!

I wondered why, when they were supposed to be at a funeral, they seemed to be laughing, perhaps they saw the funny side. :-)

If I am right, then the producer and director ought to be shot for employing zulu actors playing Xhosa people, yet speaking Zulu.


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