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

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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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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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South Africa's most wanted man 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)  »

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Bom Polícia, Melhor Ladrão  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$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

Andre Stander: I'm tried for robbing banks. But, I have killed unarmed people.
Judge: That is not the business of the court.
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Connections

References Dirty Harry (1971) 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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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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