The Diamond Hunters (2001)

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Set against the background of South Africa's emerald coast and diamond mines, Diamond Hunters traces the torrid fortunes of a family unable to forgive and forget. Johnny, a successful ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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 Jacobus Van der Byl
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 Johnny Lance
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 Benedict Van der Byl
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 Ruby Grange
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 Sascha
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 Hugo Kramer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jarryd Burtenshaw ...
 Little Benedict (Van der Byl)
Lara Bye ...
 Brothel Madame
Ross Kettle ...
 Ken Hartford
Vusi Kunene ...
 Wes Koli
Josephine Liedeman ...
 Nomsa
Gerry Maritz ...
 Frederick de Groot
Nambitha Mpumlwana ...
 Dara
Soli Philander ...
 Farley
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Set against the background of South Africa's emerald coast and diamond mines, Diamond Hunters traces the torrid fortunes of a family unable to forgive and forget. Johnny, a successful diamond hunter, gets sucked back into a family that had been his own, before the patriarch, Jacob Van der Byl, abandoned him 20 years ago. Painful memories of an unjust father and a long lost love come back to reality as Johnny is pitted against his own half-brother Benedict in a fight over two women, a diamond empire and ultimately, his very survival. Played out over two episodes, Diamond Hunters describes Johnny's thwarted attempts to win the approval of Jacob, and the under-hand schemes by which the inimical Benedict plans to defeat him. Tracey, Benedict's sister and Johnny's true love, further complicates the fraternal rivalry, as all attempt to overcome the demons that survive from their troubled childhood. Written by Anonymous

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A battle for power.

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Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »
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18 May 2004 (Hungary)  »

Also Known As:

Cazadores de diamantes  »

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During one of Ruby Grange's love scenes, the beige-colored tape used to cover her nipples is clearly visible as she lies on her back. See more »

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Remake of The Kingfisher Caper (1975) See more »

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A good movie!

Saw this on a movie channel, as a movie. It made me think about shows like Dallas and Falcon Crest. Good locations, nice story and good actors. Well worth a look. I give it 6 out of 10.


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