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Dangerous Ground (1997)

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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 ...
Young Vusi
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  »


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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Went straight to VHS in Australia. 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: 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 »


Rapaz R.N. Dainja (Chain Me to the Gear Re-mix)
Written by L. Parker, C. Martin
Performed by KRS-One and Tom Morello
Courtesy of Jive Records
Tom Morello appears courtesy of Epic Records
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Kind Of Boring
21 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

Starts off nice, but later on becomes an typical American movie with drugs, guns and you even forget that the movie takes place in Africa. If it wasn't for the charming Elizabeth Hurley i would have shut off the TV. This Vusi guy comes back to his home in South Africa blah blah shoots some people smoke some heroin hits some white guys(I was kind of sad i wanted them to kick his fat ass) and the movie ends. Don't bother to see this movie.

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