3 user 2 critic

Mr. Bones 2: Back from the Past (2008)

A sequel to the 2001's "Mr. Bones," which follows the further adventures of a white African witch doctor.




Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mr. Bones (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A medicine man is sent looking for the son of his tribal king, and brings back an American golfer and a host of goons intent on keeping him in the golf tournament.

Director: Gray Hofmeyr
Stars: Leon Schuster, David Ramsey, Faizon Love
Yankee Zulu (1993)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

As children, Rhino and Zulu were best friends, until an incident causes them to go their separate ways. They meet up again as adults when Zulu, who has spent years in the United States, has... See full summary »

Director: Gray Hofmeyr
Stars: Leon Schuster, John Matshikiza, Wilson Dunster
Mama Jack (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Complications arise when a fugitive (Leon Schuster), who's masquerading as a woman, falls in love with his pretty boss (Mary-Anne Barlow).

Director: Gray Hofmeyr
Stars: Leon Schuster, Lionel Newton, Mary-Anne Barlow
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Xixo is back again. This time, his children accidentally stow away on a fast-moving poachers' truck, unable to get off, and Xixo sets out to rescue them. Along the way, he encounters a ... See full summary »

Director: Jamie Uys
Stars: N!xau, Lena Farugia, Hans Strydom
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects, including a clumsy scientist and a band of revolutionaries.

Director: Jamie Uys
Stars: N!xau, Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo


Cast overview, first billed only:
Leeanda Reddy ...
Kaseran Pillay ...
Kunji Balanadin
Meren Reddy ...
Keith Gendadoo ...
Mmabatho Montsho ...
Craig Morris ...
Redcoat officer
Duven Moonsamy ...
Lawrence Joffe ...
Redcoat #2
Deven Naidoo ...
Truck owner
Denver Vraagom ...
Traffic cop
Alfred Ntombela ...
Cop #1
Henry Ramkisoon ...
Cop #2
Jabulani Mfeka ...
Taxi driver


The story of Hekule, the King of Kuvukiland who is given a gemstone by the dying Kunji Balanadin. The stone is cursed and causes Hekule to become possessed by the spirit of the mischievous Kunji. It is up Mr. Bones, the royal witch doctor to cure his King and get rid of this cursed stone by returning the gem to its home in an Indian fishing village. Written by Mr Bones

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:




Release Date:

27 November 2008 (South Africa)  »

Also Known As:

Bones 2 - Feitiços a Martelo  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


Follows Mr. Bones (2001) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

It's just the same crude, slapstick-stained stuff as before
30 November 2008 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

MR BONES 2: BACK FROM THE PAST with Leon Schuster, Tongayi Chirisa, Leeanda Reddy and Alfred Ntombela, directed by Gray Hofmeyr. Rating: 2 out of 10.

THE new Leon Shuster flick doesn't try to reinvent the wheel; it simply serves up the same crude, scatological, slapstick-stained low-brow humour the popular comedian has been depositing on an adoring public for years. This sequel to the most successful South African film ever, "Mr Bones " - which grossed over R33 million in our country, will probably do quite well at the box-office. But that doesn't excuse the fact it's not a very good film - or that it substitutes ring sting, blows to the crotch and flatulence for genuine wit. The story revolves around sangoma, Mr Bones (Schuster), and his king, Hekule of Kuvukiland (Tongayi Chirisa), who must travel into the future and save their world after the king is given a cursed gemstone by a dying Indian man during the long gone days when the British Empire still had it's claws in our continent. Naturally, havoc ensues when the two tribesman - who don't even know how what a flush toilet is - land up in modern day Durban and try to return the cursed stone to its rightful resting place. I've enjoyed some of Mr Shuster's movies (eg "Sweet and Short" and "Zulu on My Stoep") and I have laughed at many of his candid camera gags, but "Mr Bones 2: Back from the Past" didn't have me rolling in the aisles. In fact, I barely chuckled (apart from at Alfred Ntombela, who is always good for a giggle) and found that it dragged. Besides, the plot is ripped off from the far superior, Jean Reno-starring French film, "Le Visiteurs", and the acting is terrible. However, don't let these comments stop you from seeing it. Perhaps my funny-bone was out of order, or maybe my tastes are simply to high-brow. After-all, Leon Schuster is a South African institution. But then again, so are Jacob Zuma and Julius Malema, and they aren't that funny anymore. Perhaps, as a nation, we get the humour, the politicians and the fart-jokes we deserve. Is this film going to be the biggest hit of the holiday season. Or will reason prevail?

11 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: