MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,783 this week

Jump the Gun (1997)

7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 67 users  
Reviews: write review

Set in Johannesburg, JUMP THE GUN follows the tangled lives of six very different working class characters, formerly kept apart by apartheid and now all striving to succeed in the new "... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 15 titles
created 05 Apr 2011
 
a list of 94 titles
created 02 Nov 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Jump the Gun" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Jump the Gun (1997)

Jump the Gun (1997) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Jump the Gun.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bad Behaviour (1993)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The McAllister family house is the setting for Gerry and Ellie's grapples with work, children and how to get the bathroom fixed. Both have reached the stage where reason cannot be heard ... See full summary »

Director: Les Blair
Stars: Stephen Rea, Sinéad Cusack, Philip Jackson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A recent widow who is determined to leave Scotland for Australia with her son gets an unexpected visit from her aging mother.

Director: Alan Rickman
Stars: Phyllida Law, Emma Thompson, Sheila Reid
Harald (1997)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Harald is an alien tourist who visits the earth on a three week package tour. As he bought the cheapest ticket, he only got a very ordinary guest body. Nevertheless he tries to learn as ... See full summary »

Director: Jürgen Egger
Stars: Heinrich Schafmeister, Martina Gedeck, Maximilian Wigger
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A woman's life falls apart after she's blamed for an accident on her property.

Director: Scott Elliott
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Julianne Moore, Dara Perlmutter
Enigma (2001)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young genius frantically races against time to crack an enemy code and solve the mystery surrounding the woman he loves.

Director: Michael Apted
Stars: Dougray Scott, Kate Winslet, Saffron Burrows
Nowhere Boy (2009)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne-Marie Duff
High Fidelity (2000)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress.

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Todd Louiso
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A buttoned up newlywed finds his too organized life falling into chaos when he falls in love with an old classmate.

Director: John Hamburg
Stars: Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Debra Messing
Atonement (2007)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. Based on the British romance novel by Ian McEwan.

Director: Joe Wright
Stars: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Brenda Blethyn
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Baby Cele ...
Gugu
Lionel Newton ...
Clinton van Rooyen
Michele Burgers ...
Minnie
Thulani Nyembe ...
Bazooka (Zoo)
Rapulana Seiphemo ...
Thabo
Danny Keogh ...
J.J.
Marcel van Heerden ...
Johnny Fouché
Nomsa Nene ...
Sis Buleng
Grace Mahlaba ...
Puthi
Joe Nina ...
Henry
John Simon Jones ...
Gun Shop Owner (as Simon Jones)
Sam Mofokeng ...
Oupa (as Sam Ntshenki Mofokeng)
...
Man in shacks
Michael Ketoa ...
Boy in gun shop
Themba Ndaba ...
Jewellery shop robber
Edit

Storyline

Set in Johannesburg, JUMP THE GUN follows the tangled lives of six very different working class characters, formerly kept apart by apartheid and now all striving to succeed in the new "rainbow nation". United by their command insecurities - both physical and financial - the film follows their struggle to discover their niche in this brave new world, where opportunity beckons, but violence is always lurking. Written by Film Four

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

independent film | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

23 May 1997 (South Africa)  »

Also Known As:

Falstart  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Discuss Jump the Gun (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?