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Lullaby -- Stephanie is a middle-aged woman living in Tennessee, waiting tables to help her family make ends meet. Her son Steven (Renier Basson) has fallen in with a gang of ruthless drug dealers; and while she's still willing to do anything for her son, he often takes advantage of her unconditional love for him. Stephanie hasn't heard from Steven for several months when she gets a call from T-Boy, a dope dealer and pimp living in Johannesburg; T-Boy is holding Steven hostage, and won't set him free unless someone pays him off. Scraping together the last of her life's savings, Stephanie flies to South Africa to come to Steven's rescue. Stephanie discovers the go-between in the payoff is Steven's girlfriend Tina, who is also a prostitute in T-Boy's stable. As Tina makes Stephanie jump though hoops before leading her to T-Boy and her son's captors, Stephanie refuses to give up or give in until she sees that Steven is safe.


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  (in credits order)

Melissa Leo ... Stephanie Armstrong

Joey Dedio ... T-Boy
Lisa-Marie Schneider ... Tina
Renier Basson ... Steven Armstrong
Richard Njoki ... Gimar
Meren Reddy ... Taxi driver
Fiona Ramsay ... Elizabeth
Kyle Siebert ... Kyle
Russel Savadier ... Joe

LaDonna Pettijohn ... Flo (as Ladonna Pettijohn)
Andre Odendaal ... Pawn shop owner
Jason Kennett ... Pharmacy clerk
Robert Colman ... Sugardaddy (as Robert Coleman)

Directed by
Darrell Roodt  (as Darrell James Roodt)
Writing credits
Ivan Milborrow (screenplay) and
Donald A. Barton (screenplay) &
Michael D. Sellers (screenplay)

Produced by
Donald A. Barton .... producer
Jan Basson .... executive producer
Anton Ernst .... producer
Bryan J. Fay .... co-producer
Richard Finney .... producer
Kerry Gregg .... producer
Kenneth F. Hickey .... co-producer
Ken Modise .... executive producer
Michael D. Sellers .... producer
Emil A. Skulski .... executive producer
John Thompson .... co-producer
Luke Vitale .... producer
Kurt Weber .... co-producer
Original Music by
Alun Richards 
Cinematography by
Jamie Ramsay 
Film Editing by
Avril Beukes 
Rika Camizianos 
Casting by
Christa Schamberger 
Production Design by
Katherine Ross 
Costume Design by
Zureta Schulz 
Makeup Department
Sharyn O'Neil .... key hair assistant
Michelle Saint Clair .... makeup and hair supervisor
Production Management
Saskia Rosenburg .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cameron Cozens .... second assistant director
Clive Stafford .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jonathan van Biljon .... property master
Sound Department
Andre Frauenstein .... sound designer (at Kwazi Mojo Media [za])
Andre Frauenstein .... sound effects editor (at Kwazi Mojo Media [za])
Rhomeez Petersen .... sound engineer
Jim Petrak .... dialogue editor: at Kwazi Mojo Media za
Jim Petrak .... sound re-recording mixer: at Kwazi Mojo Media za
Jim Petrak .... supervising sound editor
Alun Richards .... dialogue editor
Alun Richards .... sound effects editor
Alun Richards .... sound re-recording mixer
Alun Richards .... supervising sound editor
Neal van Biljon .... foley editor
Neal van Biljon .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Gerhard van der Heever .... special effects supervisor
Editorial Department
John Brink .... HD mastering supervisor
John Brink .... rushes transfer
Chris Goulden .... assistant editor
Music Department
Alun Richards .... composer: theme music
Alun Richards .... music editor
Other crew
Saskia Derksen .... script supervisor
Ian McGreer .... action vehicle coordinator

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Rated R for drug content, language, some violence and sexuality
96 min
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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A god attempt in a worn out theme, 22 January 2010
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The Director Darrell Roodt is known for movies like "Father Hood" from 1993 which was a pretty good movie in many ways. When he made "Mandela" the South Africans rased hell when he picked Morgan Freeman (!) as leading role.

Anyway, Mr Roodt knows movie-making and even if his budget were to say the least a little sour the result is really worth watching. The plot is nothing new to the world "children makes the wrong moves and end up in jepardy.Motherly heroin has to confront druglords and her sons pregnant girlfriends worrys.Darrell Roodt knows his streets in Johannesburg where the movie scenes are mostly located and the druglords in South Africa is not in any way different then anywhere else in this depraved world.

Over all its a hangover movie. A movie that does not stick out but is nothing you feel like you wasted your time to. You can even take a little nap ones in a wile.

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