MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,965 this week

Hansie: A True Story (2008)

4.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.8/10 from 133 users  
Reviews: 10 user

"How do you start over once you have betrayed a nation's trust?" The news of Hansie Cronjé's involvement with Indian bookmakers and his resulting public confession rocked the international ... See full summary »

Writers:

(previous screenplay),
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 13 Mar 2011
 
a list of 113 titles
created 21 Nov 2011
 
a list of 44 titles
created 12 Jul 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 19 Sep 2012
 
list image
H
a list of 31 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hansie: A True Story (2008)

Hansie: A True Story (2008) on IMDb 4.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hansie: A True Story.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Hansie Cronjé
...
Bertha Cronjé
Matthew Dylan Roberts ...
Joe Dawson
Leslie Mongezi ...
Kopano's father
Eric Nobbs ...
Ewie Cronjé
Sybel Coetzee ...
San-Marie Cronjé
...
Frans Cronjé
Tinarie van Wyk Loots ...
Hester (Cronjé) Parsons
...
René Cronjé
Rajit Kapoor ...
Prakash
Rajesh Gopie ...
Rakesh
Dane Vilas ...
Allan Donald
Ray McCauley ...
Himself (as Pastor Ray McCauley)
Dawid Minnaar ...
Johan Volsteedt
...
Dr. Ali Bacher
Edit

Storyline

"How do you start over once you have betrayed a nation's trust?" The news of Hansie Cronjé's involvement with Indian bookmakers and his resulting public confession rocked the international sporting community. An unprecedented rise to glory was followed by the most horrific fall. A tarnished hero fueled the nation's fury. Hansie, once South African cricket's golden boy, had been stripped of everything he had held dear: a glorious captaincy, the support of his former team mates and the respect of a nation. In its place the stinging rejection of cricket administrators and the humiliating dissection of his life on international television, made his retreat into depression inevitable. Hansie's bravest moment in finally confessing his involvement with bookies had suddenly become a tightening noose around his neck. Hansie explores the very human drama of a man who, after losing everything he has worked for, begins the painstaking journey back to choosing "life". The journey is cathartic. We ... Written by Angela Swinney

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The legacy of a hero, the story of a man

Genres:

Family | Sport

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 September 2008 (South Africa)  »

Box Office

Budget:

$7,900,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A must watch for all cricket lovers....
18 November 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I seriously don't understand why this movie has been so low rated. The intention of this movie is not to entertain the people, but, to bring out the happenings of the "Hansie Cronje" on the big screen. All the situations in the movie have been very well described though I do feel that the movie could have gone into more depth by elaborating Hansie's interactions with this team mates and their opinion on him. All in all, the movie does give a broad idea of the happenings in his life but in a very precise, yet, beautiful manner. What disappoints me is that the two references to the India Vs South Africa match in '99 where South Africa lost to Sachin Tendulkar's century (& the match being held as fixed) & the famous South Africa Vs. Australia World cup Semi-final which ended as a tie were not included in a movie. But nevertheless, a good documentary & a must watch for all cricket lovers.


1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Please don't glorify the man! snippie
Christian Slant garyvdh
His death nutterjames
PLS GO WATCH THIS MOVIE! Italia_biscuit
Discuss Hansie: A True Story (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?