- 2 wins & 3 nominations.
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|Nic de Jager||...||
|Fanyana H. Sidumo||...||
|Rest of cast listed alphabetically:|
The Reverend (uncredited) (voice)
Mrs. Thompson (uncredited)
Mpudi (uncredited) (voice)
Young woman with noise in her head (uncredited)
Kate Thompson (uncredited) (voice)
The Reverend (uncredited)
|Jamie Uys||...||(written by)|
|Boet Troskie||...||executive producer|
|Johnny Boshoff||...||(as John Boshoff)|
|Stanford C. Allen||...||consulting editor|
|Sue Antelme||...||assistant editor|
|Gerda van den Broek||...||assistant editor|
|Ricardo Olivero||...||color timer (uncredited)|
|William Bell||...||makeup artist (as Bill Bell)|
|Olga Lombard||...||makeup artist|
|Rina Venter||...||production manager (uncredited)|
|Kobus Kruger||...||assistant director (as Kobus Krüger)|
|Caroline Burls||...||artwork / graphics|
|Piet Esterhuizen||...||set constructor|
|Wilhelm Esterhuizen||...||set constructor|
|Chris Fellows||...||final mixer|
|Avram D. Gold||...||supervising adr editor (US release)|
|Nelson Mabasha||...||sound operator|
|Roelf van Jaarsveld||...||sound editor|
|Chris Fellows||...||sound re-recordist (uncredited)|
|Joseph Holsen||...||sound editor (uncredited)|
|Martha Burns Holsen||...||sound editor (uncredited)|
|John Roesch||...||foley artist (uncredited)|
|John Rotondi||...||sound engineer (uncredited)|
|Paul Ballinger||...||special effects|
|Anthony Bannister||...||still photographer (uncredited)|
|Nelson Mabasha||...||assistant camera (uncredited)|
|Les Reynolds||...||assistant camera (uncredited)|
|Wolfgang Wiesner||...||assistant camera (uncredited)|
|Viv Bristow||...||animal trainer|
|Daan Retief||...||dialogue coach|
|Jack Seale||...||animal trainer|
|Gerda van den Broek||...||assistant to producer|
|Sheryl Friederichsen||...||foreign marketing producer (uncredited)|
- Jensen Farley Pictures (1982) (United States) (theatrical)
- 20th Century Fox (1983) (France) (theatrical)
- Twentieth Century Fox (1984) (United States) (theatrical)
- Playhouse Video (1986) (United States) (VHS) (For CBS Fox Video)
- Columbia TriStar Home Video (2004) (United States) (DVD)
- CBS/Fox Home Video (1986) (Australia) (video)
- Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (2004) (Germany) (DVD)
- Llamentol (2015) (Spain) (DVD) (uncredited)
- Malo RCV Video (Canada) (VHS) (dubbed)
- Irene Film Laboratories (colour)
A Sho in the Kalahari desert encounters technology for the first time--in the shape of a Coke bottle. He takes it back to his people, and they use it for many tasks. The people start to fight over it, so he decides to return it to the God--where he thinks it came from. Meanwhile, we are introduced to a school teacher assigned to a small village, a despotic revolutionary, and a clumsy biologist.
Written by Colin Tinto
|Taglines||The critics are raving... the natives are restless... and the laughter is non-stop! See more »|
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|Cumulative Worldwide Gross||$60,000,000|
|Trivia||The film ran for 532 consecutive days at the Oaks Theaters in Cupertino, California, setting a record for the longest uninterrupted run of any movie in Northern California. It was pulled only because the film reels fell into disrepair and a large section caught fire. After such a long run, replacing the reels was too expensive. See more »|
|Goofs||In the village, after the assassination attempt, the lead vehicle accidentally runs over a chicken. It's not a prop or dummy chicken. When viewed frame-by-frame, it clearly tries to leap out of the way. See more »|
|Movie Connections||Featured in N!Ai, the Story of a !Kung Woman (1980). See more »|
|Soundtracks||The Week's Work See more »|
Only 600 miles to the south, there's a vast city. And here you find civilized man. Civilized man refused to adapt himself to his environment; instead, he adapted his environment to suit him. So he built cities, roads, vehicles, machinery, and he put up power lines to run his labour-saving devices. But somehow he didn't know where to stop. The more he improved his surroundings to make life easier, the more complicated he made it. So now his children are sentenced to 10-15 years of school, just to learn how to survive in this complex and hazardous habitat they were born into. And civilized man, who refused to adapt to his surroundings, now finds he has to adapt and re-adapt every hour of the day to his self-created environment. For instance, if it's Monday and 7:30 comes up, you have to dis-adapt from your domestic surroundings and re-adapt yourself to an entirely different environment. 8:00 means everybody has to look busy. 10:30 means you can stop looking busy for 15 minutes. And then you have to look busy again. And so your day is chopped into pieces, and in each segment of time you adapt to a new set circumstances. No wonder some people go off the rails a bit...
[Kate looks for a place to have her lunch]
Kate Thompson: [to a woman] Is this seat taken?
[the woman moves over and Kate takes a seat]
Woman in the lunchroom: Does the noise in my head bother you?
Kate Thompson: No...
[Later, Kate finds Pete]
Kate Thompson: Still got that story about the teacher shortage in Botswana?
Pete: Yeah, you gonna use it?
Kate Thompson: No. Maybe they can use me.
Narrator: But in the Kalahari, it's always Tuesday, or Thursday if you like, or Sunday. No clocks or calendars tell you to do this or that.
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