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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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

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 an early scene between police and protestors, a Bell 407 helicopter is seen providing air support. The Bell 407 was introduced into commercial use in 1996, twenty years after the events depicted. 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

Featured in Anatomy of a Scene: Stander (2004) See more »

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Performed by David Holmes
(The names of the tracks are not known and unreleased)
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Just watched...amazing!
2 January 2005 | by (New Brunswick Canada) – See all my reviews

I just watched this movie yesterday. I guess it just got released, but I couldn't find it. Luckily someone put it online.

Anyway, this movie was incredible. Since watching the movie, I did some research, and this move was completely based on actual events and facts. Only robbing the same bank twice in one day was fictional.

Tom Jane was great in the role as Andre Stander, and was excellent in his confidence within the character. its too bad this film wasn't more popular in North America

I am going to have to buy the DVD. Hopefully it will have some interesting extras


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