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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 ...
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)  »

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A visszatérés  »

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

New Line Cinema effectively dumped the film in early 1997, giving it a minimal release, including limited publicity and promotion. 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: Don't you think South Africa has went through enough shit without you coming in fucking it up even more?
Muki: I like to fuck shit up. It's something inside me.
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References Driving Miss Daisy (1989) See more »

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Natural Mystic
Written by Bob Marley
Performed by Bob Marley
Courtesy of Island Records
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Meaningful "gangsta" movie
13 January 2003 | by (Honolulu, Hawaii) – See all my reviews

Ice Cube, believe it or not, was convincing as a scholarly South African exile who returns home after the end of apartheid. I felt this movie had more meaning than any other typical "gangsta" movie. I also enjoyed Elizabeth Hurley. Sure, some parts weren't believable, including the very last scene, which was really lame, but overall, I liked Dangerous Ground. Very few films have been made about South Africa, and I'm glad movie writers have managed to look beyond South Central L.A. for a black action thriller setting.


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