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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leon Schuster ...
Jack Theron / Mama Bolo / Donald
Lionel Newton ...
John D. Daragon
Mary-Ann Barlow ...
Angela (as Mary-Anne Barlow)
Jerry Mofokeng ...
Shaleen Surtie-Richards ...
Alfred Ntombela ...
Shorty Dladla
Joseph Mitchell ...
Paul Savage ...
Lee Duru ...
Bongi Mdongwe ...
Angelique Kotze ...
Dale Abrahams ...
Traffic cop #1
Chris April ...
Willem S. Breedt ...
Laura Catlin ...
Rivonia Ryder


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Release Date:

24 November 2005 (South Africa)  »

Also Known As:

Big Mama Jack  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,012,738 (South Africa) (25 November 2005)


$4,512,763 (South Africa) (20 January 2006)

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Really funny South African film
29 November 2005 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

----------------- Schuster is back - as Mama Jack! This star-studded, hysterical film fueled by Schuster's comedic mayhem navigates the world of film.

Jack Theron is a grip for the film industry. While working on a film about Madiba, John, the American director takes such a dislike to Jack that he spikes his drink at a high-profile function. As a result, Jack unwittingly offends all the dignitaries, ruins the function, and is now on the run from the police.

In desperation, he turns to his make-up artist friend, Shorty, for help and emerges as the big, busty, and black, Mama Jack. Through a series of evasive tactics, Mama is soon employed by the producer's fiancée and falls in love with her.

A series of deceptions and misunderstandings ensue with predictable hilarity.

Courtesy of Videovision ---------------------------

Mama Jack has got to be one of the funniest films I have seen, especially since it has personal appeal to me (seeing as I live in South Africa).

It is an enjoyable family movie, yet it contains humor/references that will only be found funny by people who have been around a bit longer...

Although English subtitles are provided for all of the snippets of Afrikaans & Xhosa that are spoken/heard during the movie, a lot of the humor will be lost on someone that has got no idea concerning the South African background against which this is set. However, there is enough movie to stir everyone up to enjoy a good laugh.

Go see this movie, expect a comical, slightly predictable, very funny movie, and you won't be disappointed!

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