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

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Cast

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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
Lionel Newton ...
Sergeant Smit
Melanie Merle ...
Sharmiane
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Ed Janis
Peter Gardner ...
Allums
Patrick Mynhardt ...
Judge
Wikus du Toit ...
Lawyer
Drummond Marais ...
Prosecutor
Nicole Abel ...
Young Lady
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Storyline

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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Box Office

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

Thomas Jane initially turned down his role. See more »

Goofs

Top view of a parking space in a city in South Africa. The painted numbers on the road to indicate the parking space number for parking meter purposes, was only introduced in South Africa at least after 2000. 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 »

Soundtracks

Star & the Wiseman
aka "Inkanyezi Nezazi"
Performed by Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Written by Joseph Shabalala
Courtesy of Gallo Music International
Plubished by Music of Windswept (ASCAP) O/B/O Gallo Music Publishers (SA)
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Surprisingly Engaging
10 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After picking up the movie almost solely for the purpose of watching Tom Jane the actual content and brilliance of the story was shocking. Even after I realized it wasn't my normal kind of movie I was compelled to watch, completely caught up in the lives and fates of the characters. Even more compelling due to the fact that it tells a true story there's a sense of real involvement with the people and their story. For people born after the 70's and far away from South Africa this era is something almost make believe but this movie brings it to glorious and heart breaking true life. Great acting, great story, well worth watching.


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