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The Piano Player (2002)

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Alex Laney, a professional killer, is hired to be the bodyguard of Robert Nile in the City of Cape, in South Africa. Robert Nile is the witness of prosecution of Christ, a powerful gangster... See full summary »

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Alex Laney
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Erika
Simon Mabija ...
Christo Nichol (as Simon Majiba)
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Nicholas Farrel
Jeane Manson ...
Helena
Mode Theu ...
Sipho
Mawongo Tyawa ...
Gatsha Mlambo (as Mawonga Dominic Tyawa)
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Ryan Tyler
Morgan Howell ...
Young Robert - age 8
Graeme Du Plessis ...
Kai Coetzee ...
Young Alex
Dorette Potgieter ...
Alex's Mother
Peter Krummeck ...
Alex's Father
Louw Venter ...
Marco
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Alex Laney, a professional killer, is hired to be the bodyguard of Robert Nile in the City of Cape, in South Africa. Robert Nile is the witness of prosecution of Christ, a powerful gangster and practitioner of voodoo. Alex Laney has a personal drama: when he was a child, he saw his father and mother be killed by a gunman. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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4 June 2004 (Italy)  »

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When Robert Nile drives away in the desert, a man dressed in a white T-shirt is visible in the upper right corner of the screen. See more »

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Farrell: This is Africa... African rules!
[Alex draws his gun]
Farrell: Oh shit!
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Not a bad Lambert film after all
19 January 2003 | by (Atlantis) – See all my reviews

I rented this film expecting it to be like The Point Men, Vercingetorix and Lambert's latest crap films. But I was surprised it wasn't that bad. It runs at less then 90 minutes...although it can be a quite boring film (feels like 2 hours). The film tells the story of a rich lawyer (Dennis Hopper) who lives in South Africa and his life is in danger, some voodo/vodoo practicing crimelord wants him dead, so he (Hopper) brings in the help of Christopher Lambert to protect him. The film has a series of flashbacks which all make sense when you see the end of the film. There are some very beautiful shots of the South African landscape. I'll give this a 5.5/10, it's better then the latest turkeys Lambert has released on video lately and if you always thought of going to South Africa...this film might convince you to go.


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