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Jump the Gun (1997)

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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 »

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Baby Cele ...
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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)
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Man in shacks
Michael Ketoa ...
Boy in gun shop
Themba Ndaba ...
Jewellery shop robber
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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

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