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
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 »
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 »
I'm tried for robbing banks. But, I have killed unarmed people.
That is not the business of the court.
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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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