The life and career of Andre Stander, a South African police officer turned bank robber.

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Lee McCall
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Allan Heyl (as David Patrick O'Hara)
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Cor van Deventer
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General Stander
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General Viljoen
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Sergeant Smit
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Sharmiane
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Nicole Abel ...
Young Lady
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In the early 1980's, a white police officer (Andres Stander, played by Thomas Jane) in Johannesburg suffers a crisis of conscience due to his involvement in apartheid and becomes a notorious bank robber on the run. Then from 1983 to 1984, the "Stander gang" (Stander, Alan Heyl & Patrick McCall) rob as many as four banks a day. Written by screenwritersutopia.com

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Good cop. Great criminal. See more »


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Rated R for violence, language, some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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10 October 2003 (South Africa)  »

Also Known As:

Bom Polícia, Melhor Ladrão  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$100,509 (South Africa) (10 October 2003)

Gross:

$19,067 (USA) (6 August 2004)
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Trivia

The riot scenes were shot in Tembisa, where the real Andre Stander had been stationed on riot duty. The crew left most of the buildings as they were since they were old enough not to bear too many anachronisms. See more »

Goofs

In one version of the film poster, the character Stander is shown holding a weapon. The weapon is a South African Mechem BXP submachine gun. It was not produced until four years after the real Andre Stander died. See more »

Quotes

Allan Heyl: If you go fast enough, you can't see where you've come from.
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Connections

References Starsky and Hutch (1975) See more »

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Can't Get Enough (of Your Love)
Performed by Bad Company
Written by Mick Ralphs
Courtesy of Atco Records/Elektra Entertainment Group
All rights on behalf of Badco Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Administered by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
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Did It Show In USA,UK,Aus Or NZ ?
18 October 2004 | by (Johannesburg,Sout Africa) – See all my reviews

Hi, Stander was an absolute blast of a movie. Well directed & true the origins. Andre Stander (according to newspapers in SA)was deeply shocked by events and did feel a need to break away from what he felt was wrong, incl.the government's way at the time. Thomas Jane is a great actor and to have learned the accent - Wow! He looks so much like the real Stander. Stander as a movie is compare able to 'Blow' from Johnny Depp which was also a true 'story' movie. I felt the best thing from the movie was the fact that they made Johannesburg look so much like it did in the 80's and the cars they used, with all the different number plates, as well as the old bank names, was a classy touch. Johannesburg looks so nice and clean, like it used to be.

Now did it open worldwide, or at least in the USA, or UK on the 6 / 13th August? So did anyone manage to see it ?Because in SA it has since been on TV & DVD.


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