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Stander -- The life and career of Andre Stander, a South African police officer turned bank robber.
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Writer (WGA):
Bima Stagg (written by)
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Release Date:
10 October 2003 (South Africa) See more »
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Tagline:
South Africa's most wanted man See more »
Plot:
The life and career of Andre Stander, a South African police officer turned bank robber. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Drama, humor, and a sexually charged performance See more (55 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Thomas Jane ... Andre Stander

Dexter Fletcher ... Lee McCall

David O'Hara ... Allan Heyl (as David Patrick O'Hara)

Deborah Kara Unger ... Bekkie Stander

Ashley Taylor ... Cor van Deventer

Marius Weyers ... General Stander
At Botha ... General Viljoen
Lionel Newton ... Sergeant Smit
Melanie Merle ... Sharmiane

Sean Else ... Ed Janis
Peter Gardner ... Allums
Patrick Mynhardt ... Judge
Wikus du Toit ... Lawyer
Drummond Marais ... Prosecutor
Nicole Abel ... Young Lady
Craig Jackson ... Traffic Jam Cop
Emgee Pretorius ... Wedding Judge
Corrie Van Deventer ... Bekkie's Dad
Rita Van Deventer ... Bekkie's Mother
James Borthwick ... Vorster
Riaan Cruywagen ... TV Announcer (Tembisa riots) (as Riaan Creywagen)
Graham Clarke ... Police General
André Stolz ... Police Armourer
Allan Bevolo ... Riot Cop #1
Jacques Gombault ... Riot Cop #2
Anton Dekker ... Colonel
Henk Hugo ... Second Colonel
Edward Sindane ... Toyi-Toyi Leader
Bonginkosi Mavimbela ... Robert Mnguni
Robin Smith ... Loud Speaker Cop
Dirk Stoltz ... Slum Apartment Cop
Neels Coetzee ... Drunk
Lynn Hooker ... Bank 1 Elderly Woman in Queue
Ilanit Shapiro ... Bank 1 Young Female Teller
Iain Paton ... Macho Teller
Ben Kruger ... Bank 2 Guard
Thomas Ramabu ... Sunglasses Hawker
Diaan Lawrenson ... Bank 3 Female Bank Teller
Duncan Lawson ... Techie
Sabreen Hassen ... Indian Girl
Paul Lückhoff ... Suspect
Cassidy Coombs ... Kidnapped Girl
Anel Olsson ... Bank Teller
Kate Tilley ... Bank Teller Mariann
Steven Raymond ... Prisoner #1
Chris Steyn ... Prisoner #2
George Moolman ... Male Nurse
Ockert Van Scholkwyk ... Farm Boy
Duncan Ebedes ... Farm Policeman
Pieter Jacobs ... Farm Policeman
Val Donald-Bell ... Nurse
Moshoeshoe Chabeli ... Harold
Danielle Olivia ... Lottie Deventer
Ron Smerczak ... Wild Coast Cop
Clive Scott ... Bank 9 Officer
John Lesley ... Old Man in Bank 9 Queue
Vickie Du Preez ... Landlady
Shafa'ath-Ahmad Khan ... Indian Tailor
Graham Hopkins ... Porsche Salesman
Paul Ditchfield ... Bank 11 Manager
Jacobus Venter ... Bank 5 Guard
Chris Buchanan ... Lane
Ben Horowitz ... Mark Jennings
Judy Ditchfield ... Mrs. Jennings
Charlotte Butler ... Mrs. Marlene Henn
Matt Stern ... Celebrity Spotter
Jabu Makhubo ... African Hobo
Kerry Hiles ... Tweaked Customer
Duncan Harling ... Airport Cop
Fats Bookholane ... Itano
Themsi Times ... Shebeen Queen (as Themsie Times)
Paul Slabolepszy ... Politico
Justin Strydom ... House Detective
Errol Ballentine ... Onlooker #1

Dan Robbertse ... Onlooker #2
Rika Sennett ... TV Announcer (SABC News)
Claudia Moruzzi ... Woman in Street (SABC News Report)
Jacqueline Rutlokoane ... Woman in Street (SABC News Report)
Lieb Bester ... TV News Announcer
Bettie Kemp ... TV News Announcer (as Betty Kemp)
Tom Fairfoot ... Airport Cop
Shane Howarth ... Airport Cop
Eve Meyer ... Airport Check-In Clerk

Egidio Coccimiglio ... Florida M.C.

Tessa Jubber ... Florida Girl
Denton Douglas ... Frat Boy
Neil Coppen ... Blonde God
Tyrone Akal ... Mustang Kid
Zaa Nkweta ... Black U.S. Officer

David Dukas ... White U.S. Officer
Roy Healey ... Hand Artist
Judy Phillips ... Estate Agebt
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zia Garfield ... (uncredited)
Hannes Muller ... Jan Wortmann (uncredited)
Ferdinand Rabie ... Barrier Cop (uncredited)
Waldemar Schultz ... Cop at Accident (uncredited)
Shaeleen Tobin ... Grace Wortmann (uncredited)

Directed by
Bronwen Hughes 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Bima Stagg (written by)

Produced by
David E. Allen .... executive producer
Izidore Codron .... executive producer
Jan Fantl .... executive producer
Frank Hübner .... executive producer
Martin Katz .... producer (as Martin F. Katz)
Steve Markoff .... executive producer (as Steven Markoff)
Paul Raleigh .... line producer
Chris Roland .... producer
Julia Verdin .... producer
Hillard Elkins .... producer (uncredited)
Eric Sandys .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
The Free Association 
 
Cinematography by
Jess Hall (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Ivison 
 
Casting by
Janet Meintjies 
Christa Schamberger 
 
Production Design by
Lester Cohen (consultant production designer)
 
Art Direction by
Emilia Roux  (as Emelia Weavend)
 
Set Decoration by
Simon Rees 
 
Costume Design by
Darion Hing 
 
Makeup Department
Aurielo Bartolone .... prosthetics assistant
Michele Baylis .... hair designer (as Michelle Baylis)
Angie Boshoff .... assistant makeup artist
Robin De Villers .... prosthetics assistant
Garreth Fradgley .... prosthetics assistant
Jacques Gerber .... assistant hair stylist
Davida Harper .... assistant makeup artist
Madelein Krugell .... assistant hair stylist
Sylvia Lachner .... prosthetics assistant
Angie Mudge .... assistant hair stylist
Collin Muir .... assistant hair stylist
Graham Press .... prosthetic effects makeup supervisor
Nadine Prigge .... key makeup artist
Kerry Skelton .... assistant makeup artist
Melissa Slabbert .... assistant makeup artist (as Melissa Slabert)
Jaco Snyman .... prosthetics assistant
Michele Baylis .... hair stylist: Thomas Jane (uncredited)
Michele Baylis .... makeup artist: Thomas Jane (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Reinhild Gräber .... production supervisor: ApolloProMedia
Lisa Haw .... post-production supervisor: South Africa
Rudolf Kurz .... production supervisor: ApolloProMedia
Fran Saidman .... unit production manager
Gerard Savenije .... unit manager
Michael R. Sloan .... post-production supervisor: UK (as Michael Sloan)
Spannies Spangenberg .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marc Biart .... second second assistant director (as Mark Biart)
Guy Bragge .... second second assistant director (as Guy Bragg)
Martin Dlamini .... runner: assistant director
Ben Horowitz .... second assistant director
Mark Lennard .... director: Drakensburg
Isaac Mavimbela .... third assistant director
Jeff Nkuna .... assistant director: extras
Richard Palmer .... second second assistant director
Guy Travers .... first assistant director
Eloise Van Rensburg .... second second assistant director
Anton Voster .... third assistant director (as Anton Vorster)
Andre Weavind .... first assistant director: South Africa
 
Art Department
Quinton Baptista .... stagehand
Nhlanhla Bhengu .... swing gang
Ralf Buchmann .... on-set property master
Bobby Cardoso .... leadman (as Bobby Cardosa)
Chris Croukamp .... set builder (as Christo Croukamp)
Dumisani Dlamini .... stand-by assistant
Mike Freeman .... set dressing stand-by
Bryn George .... props runner
Merinda Geyer .... art department coordinator
Brendan Gifford .... stand-by carpenter (as Brendon Gifford)
Brian Glaser .... assistant art director
Dankert Guillaume .... set buyer #1
Jeanne Henn .... assistant property master
Jeanne Henn .... props buyer
Barry Horn .... construction manager
Rika Horne .... construction coordinator
Peter Hunter .... scenic assistant
Roland Hunter .... scenic painter
Michael Hyman .... scenic painter
Paula Jones .... graphic designer
Thomas Kgatle .... stand-by assistant
Damon Le Goff .... set dressing runner
Big Boy Maepa .... carpenter
Peter Mahlangu .... swing gang
Shadrack Maloyi .... stand-by assistant
Fredrick Miles .... carpenter
Karel Miles .... art department assistant
Thabiso David Mohapi .... swing gang (as Thabiso Mohapi)
Sifiso Msimanga .... swing gang
Colin Murugeson .... carpenter (as Collin Murugesan)
Peter Ndazi .... stagehand
Michael Ngobeni .... stagehand
Game Ngwenga .... scenic painter
Bongani Nyama .... props stand-by
Andrew Orlando .... property master
Barry Sean Parvess .... on-set assistant property master (as Barry Parvess)
Wesley Raleigh .... construction runner
Sidney Ramulta .... swing gang boss #1 (as Sydney Rammutla)
Mona Saungweme .... art department administrative coordinator
Gregory Sebide .... swing gang boss #2
Matthews Sengasamore .... on-set assistant property master
Sipho Sifinila .... scenic painter
Solly Sithole .... stagehand
Brian Smart .... carpenter
Quinton Strydom .... foreman (as Quintin Strydom)
James Lee Taylor .... set buyer #2 (as James Taylor)
Michael 'Fuzzy' Tucker .... carpenter
Melina Van Der Merwe .... assistant draughts person
Jan Vermeulen .... carpenter
Dustin Vogt .... construction trainee
Mark Walker .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Campbell Askew .... sound designer
Campbell Askew .... supervising sound editor
Nigel Bennett .... sound re-recording mixer
James Boyle .... sound designer
James Boyle .... sound effects editor
Peter Burgess .... foley artist
Ed Colyer .... foley mixer
Andie Derrick .... foley artist (as Andi Derrick)
Iain Eyre .... foley editor
Howard Halsall .... dialogue editor
Jurgen Human .... boom operator
Nico Louw .... sound mixer
Nico Louw .... sound recordist
Robin O'Donoghue .... sound re-recording mixer
Simon Rankin .... additional boom operator
James Seddon .... dolby sound consultant
Esther Smith .... sound re-recordist
Richard Sprawson .... additional sound mixer
Richard Street .... sound re-recording mixer
Sandy Buchanan .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Claire Mahoney .... foley artist (uncredited)
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Jim Petrak .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Ruth Sullivan .... foley artist (uncredited)
Nick Watson .... sound consultant: Dolby (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Mark Eaton .... special effects coordinator
David Mahlangu .... special effects assistant
Gavin Meadon .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Michael Elson .... head of production: The Moving Picture Company
Tim Baxter .... film recording manager (uncredited)
Rus Wetherell .... digital artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Malcolm Cochrane .... utility stunt player (as Malcolm Cochraine)
Vadim Dobrin .... utility stunt player
Richard Evans .... utility stunt player
Gary Formato .... stunt double: Heyl, Drakensburg
Roly Jansen .... utility stunt player
Aubrey Lovett .... utility stunt player
Grant Lovett .... utility stunt player
Bonginkosi Mavimbela .... utility stunt player
Cordell McQueen .... stunt coordinator: Drakensburg
Cordell McQueen .... stunt double: Stander, Drakensburg
Philip Notununu .... utility stunt player (as Phillip Notanunu)
Graham Press .... utility stunt player
Wayne Smith .... utility stunt player
Peter Spiropoulous .... utility stunt player (as Pete Spiro)
Anton Voster .... utility stunt player (as Anton Vorster)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gordon Adams .... grip assistant
Robert Bishop .... additional focus puller
Adrian Boerlage .... additional clapper/loader
Jan Bosch .... electrician/sparks
Gerard Botha .... focus puller: "b" camera
Gerard Botha .... focus puller: Drakensburg
Marc Brower .... additional camera operator (as Mark Brower)
Rhodi-Anne Buys .... clapper/loader: "a" camera
Carlos Carvalho .... additional camera operator
Rachimo Chokwe .... rigging electrician/sparks (as Rachimo Chockwe)
Emmanuel Chonco .... electrician/sparks
John Cooper .... rigging electrician/sparks
Clint Covey .... rigging electrician/sparks
Harmon Cusack .... camera operator: "a" camera
Harmon Cusack .... camera operator: aerial unit
Carl Eksteen .... focus puller: "a" camera
Robert Fischer .... best boy grip (as Rob Fischer)
Vincent Fletcher .... gaffer
Gordon Girling .... additional clapper/loader
Jean Greyling .... rigging electrician/sparks
David Gur .... still photographer
Natalie Haarhof .... dark room loader (as Natalie Haarhoff)
Zane Haasbrooke .... additional playback trainee
Houston Hadden .... focus opuller/clapper loader: aerial unit
Nicholas Herholdt .... additional camera operator (as Nick Herold)
Bernin Isaac .... clapper/loader: "b" camera
Bernin Isaac .... clapper/loader: Drakensburg
Sean James .... rigging grip
Bernd Koter .... additional camera operator
Alfred Kowa .... trainee generator operator
Volker Kreinacke .... steadicam operator (as Volker Kreinacker)
Manuel Laplete .... additional focus puller
Mark Lennard .... camera operator: "b" camera
Mark Lennard .... director of photography: Drakensburg
Warren Longmore .... powerpod technician
George Loxton .... additional focus puller
Mark Loynes .... rigging electrician/sparks
Andrew Maccallum .... best boy rigging electrician
Alpheas Manaka .... rigging grip (as Alpheus Manaka)
Alfred Manzini .... rigging electrician/sparks
Werner Maritz .... camera operator: Drakensburg
Joe Matlou .... generator operator
Justin McGillivray .... additional clapper/loader
Nicholas McKenzie .... additional clapper/loader
Guy Micheletti .... key grip
Albert Mogoro .... generator operator (as Albert Magoro)
Lourence Nepfumbada .... grip assistant (as Lawrence Nepfumbada)
Aaron Nkosi .... grip assistant
Justin Paterson .... electrician/sparks
Pedro Poss .... rigging electrician/sparks
Sarel Pretorius .... steadicam operator
Colin Rampede .... rigging electrician/sparks (as Collen Rampede)
Nick Rankin .... rigging gaffer
Miles Regannas .... additional clapper/loader (as Miles Regenass)
Colin Schearer .... additional focus puller (as Colin Scharrer)
Kenny Shange .... grip assistant
Kenny Shange .... grip: Drakensburg (as Kenny Shanga)
Wayne Shields .... best boy electrician/sparks
Alard de Smidt .... additional camera operator
Malcolm Stone .... gaffer
Ari Stravinos .... key rigging grip (as Ari Stavrinos)
Jeff Sysum .... rigging electrician/sparks
Mark Todd .... playback operator
Jonathan van Biljon .... rigging electrician/sparks
Deon Vermeulen .... steadicam operator (as Deon Vermulen)
Gareth Viner .... grip assistant
Brandon Wallace .... additional playback operator
Anton Wehmeyer .... additional focus puller
Paul Zikhali .... playback trainee
Darren Bailey .... remote camera technician (uncredited)
Oliver Ward .... camera technician: Wescam camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jackie Mayou .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nicola Denton-Major .... additional wardrobe assistant
Nokuthula Dlamini .... wardrobe assistant
Winni Dlamini .... seamstress (as Winnie Dlamini)
Susan Howie .... assistant costume designer
Shana Jones .... additional wardrobe assistant
Neil McClean .... costume supervisor (as Neil McLean)
Zanele Mhlanga .... assistant stand-by
Mankoe Ngamlana .... wardrobe assistant
Suzen Ntloedibe .... wardrobe assistant
Kanyisa Piliso .... additional wardrobe assistant
Thomaley van Niekerk .... wardrobe stand-by
 
Editorial Department
Matthew Bristowe .... digital intermediate producer
John Coulter .... film scanner
Kennedy Dawson .... film scanner
Richard Etchells .... digital intermediate editor
Justin Fleming .... film recordist
Ricky Gausis .... film recordist (as Richard Gausis)
Wayne Jones .... negative cutter: Cutting Edge
Giles Livesey .... colorist
Begoña Lopez .... digital intermediate producer
Graham Nutter .... trainee assistant editor
Lester Parker .... film recordist
Kim Smith .... avid tech support
Paul Stoker .... film recordist
D. Gillian Truster .... assistant editor: Canada (as Gillian Truster)
Thomas Urbye .... on-line editor
Nicci Van Niekerk .... assistant editor: South Africa
Mark Wright .... negative cutter (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Mile Brooklyn .... second music engineer
Jack Clarke .... second music engineer
Stephen Hilton .... composer: additional music (as Steve Hilton)
David Holmes .... composer: additional music
Bronwen Hughes .... music supervisor
Robert Ivison .... music supervisor
Hugo Nicolson .... music editor (as Hugo James Nicolson)
Hugo Nicolson .... music mixer (as Hugo James Nicolson)
Hugo Nicolson .... music recordist (as Hugo James Nicolson)
Richard Robson .... music editor
Richard Wilkinson .... second music engineer
Leo Abrahams .... musician (uncredited)
Tim LeFebvre .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Jimmy Davies .... picture car mechanic
Pieter De Lange .... picture car coordinator
Obrey Dlamini .... driver: utility truck (as Aubrey Dlamini)
Laurie Dunn .... transportation captain
Mark Eaton .... transportation coordinator
Roddy Gubese .... driver: Mr. Jane (as Rody Gubese)
Mike Human .... driver: picture vehicle, Drakensburg
Philip Khathi .... driver: wardrobe truck (as Phillip Khathi)
Aubrey Khumalo .... driver: makeup truck (as Aubrey Kuhmalo)
Anton Krogg .... driver: picture vehicle, Drakensburg
Geni Letsholo .... driver: transport/pool
Thomas Lishi .... driver: Mr. Hall
Errol Ludwig .... tracking vehicle
Jerry Mabasa .... driver: hair bus
Siphiwe 'Michael' Mabuza .... driver: set dressing
Sam Mafatshe .... driver: construction truck
Bongane Masuku .... driver: make up/hair combi
Ishmael Maupe .... driver: camp generator (as Ishmael Maupa)
Steve Milosevich .... tracking vehicle technician
Sheona Mitchley .... driver: Mr. Weyer
Kenny Moleme .... driver: Mr. Fletcher
Dumisani Ngema .... driver: special effects truck
Justice Nhlapo .... key driver: swing gang
Jabulani Nsibande .... driver: Mr. Hoffman (as Jibulane Nsibande)
Dumi Ntshepe .... driver: Mr. O'Hara
Bongani Nyama .... driver: props
Albert Sandani .... driver: unit truck
Tshepo Sekano .... driver: micro bus
Wendy Sherrin .... transportation manager
Hodges Sibeko .... driver: micro bus
Drikus White .... picture car mechanic
Paul Zikhali .... driver: camera truck
Paul Zikhali .... driver: playback
 
Other crew
Robyn Aronstam .... additional script supervisor
Thomas Becker .... legal affairs: ApolloProMedia
Sam Bhembe .... sbu head: Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa
Richard Brodie .... helicopter pilot
Nan Brown .... post-production accountant: Canada
Mark Campbell-Gibson .... additional paramedic
Wade Coetzer .... caterer: Durban, CHC Caterers
Lester Cohen .... visual consultant
Shiva Comaren .... pilot: alpine aviation
Gert Cordier .... unit paramedic
Catherine Cullen .... account manager: Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa
Candice Dalziel .... location secretary
Birthe Danielsen .... assistant: Mr. Felscher
Henri De Villiers .... unit assistant
Bloch Eisenstein .... auditor: South Africa
Thorsten Felscher .... financial advisor: ApolloProMedia
Tarryn Greybè .... assistant: Mr. Roland
Nombuyiselo Gxoyiya .... additional script supervisor
James Hannon .... assistant cast and extras coordinator
Tom Hazelton .... caterer
Peter Hoffman .... presenter
Susan Hoffman .... presenter
Leanne Hussey .... insurance broker: AON/Ruben-Winkler Entertainment Insurance Brokers
Quenton Jonosky .... unit assistant
Monica Keys .... assistant production co-ordinator
Monica Keys .... production coordinator: Drakensburg
Iuvatho Khala .... unit/set runner
Busisiwe Kunene .... assistant: Ms. Verdin
Katherine Leach-Lewis .... assistant: Mr. Codron
Jodi Levin .... production administrative secretary
Ingo Loibenbock .... location assistant (as Ingo Loibenböck)
France Machaba .... unit assistant
Samia Mainz .... assistant: Mr. Hübner
Elias Makhanya .... production runner
Sirish Malde .... auditor: UK
Joseph Malele .... accounts runner
Shayne Mann .... epk
Gail Mannion .... post-production accountant: South Africa
Miriam Mashilwane .... office attendant
Jackie Mayou .... cast and extras coordinator
Vincent Mhlong .... unit assistant
Michelle Morgan .... accounts assistant
Florence Mzondo .... receptionist
Morgan Pather .... location manager
Cindy Qwabe .... office attendant
Natalie Rademeyer .... production coordinator
Fiona Ramsey .... dialogue coach
John Rogers .... location assistant
Dezi Rorich .... unit publicist
Nadine Schäfer .... assistant legal affairs: ApolloProMedia
Moses Silinda .... legal affairs: Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa
Pete Smith .... armorer: Movie Guns
Louise St. Clare .... dialogue coach
Ollie Steele .... armorer: Movie Guns
Fanie Steynberg .... production runner
Richard Stubbs .... dog wrangler: K-(Institute )
Jacques Swart .... additional paramedic
Marion Tarasberg .... production assistant: ApolloProMedia
Chris van Latum .... production runner
Riaan Van Nyk .... assistant: Ms. Hughes
Laura Vogt .... production accountant
Kathleen Weir .... script supervisor
Jörg Westerkamp .... legal affairs: ApolloProMedia
David Wilson .... unit publicist
Kerri Winters .... insurance broker: AON/Ruben-Winkler Entertainment Insurance Brokers
Pru Bryant-Fenn .... title designer (uncredited)
Jessica Drake .... dialect coach (uncredited)
Lon J. Hall .... legal counsel: Canada (uncredited)
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond company representative (uncredited)
Susan Hegarty .... dialect coach: Thomas Jane, pre-production (uncredited)
Erik William Smith .... production executive (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Egidio Coccimiglio .... special thanks
Allan Heyl .... very special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, language, some sexuality and nudity
Runtime:
116 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | USA:111 min
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
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Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Thomas Jane initially turned down his role.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: On the DVD commentary, director Bronwen Hughes points out that although the Toyi-Toyi's presented in the film are authentic, the AK47 Toyi-Toyi is a later incarnation of the chant, much more aggressive than the one that would have been used in the mid-1970's when the riot scenes take place.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Zombie Girl: The Movie (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
Star & the WisemanSee more »

FAQ

I didn't get the ending, why do he die in such way ?
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19 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Drama, humor, and a sexually charged performance, 19 August 2004
Author: Nicole Gustas from Cambridge, MA

Last night, I saw the film "Stander" in a sneak preview at the Kendall. It's been tragically mismarketed, and I've heard the distribution company, Newmarket Films, is pulling it from release for the moment.

That's a tragedy. The film is deeply flawed, but even with its flaws, it's a far better film than almost any that I've seen this year. It's the story of Andre Stander, a South African policeman who robbed over 40 banks in the late '70s and early '80s, at least 20 of them while a policeman, just to prove a white man in South Africa could get away with anything. It ratchets between humor and drama in a way that evokes the cognitive dissonance that living in an apartheid state must have caused. The cinematography is very self-consciously '70s; the film is a little washed out and the framing is frequently odd, but this only adds to the effectiveness of the film. Thomas Jane gives an incredible performance; I've seen him in other movies, but I've never seen him be as sexy, as charismatic, as magnetic or as powerful as he was here, and he manages to do so while rarely having sex or anything near it; it's just his presence. (In other words: Sex. On. A. Stick.) He fell into the category of "men who are not my type", and yet I found him incredibly hot.

I saw it for free. If I had paid $10 to see it, I would not have felt ripped off (and that's rare, for me). If you have the opportunity - if it gets re-released, or if it comes out on video - see it. It's a very good film.

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