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"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 »


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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 ...
Rajesh Gopie ...
Dane Vilas ...
Allan Donald
Ray McCauley ...
Himself (as Pastor Ray McCauley)
Dawid Minnaar ...
Johan Volsteedt
Dr. Ali Bacher


"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

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The legacy of a hero, the story of a man


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26 September 2008 (South Africa)  »

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$7,900,000 (estimated)

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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.

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