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Bopha! (1993)

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In this story of a black policeman during South African apartheid, Danny Glover plays the cop, who believes he's trying to help his people, even while serving as a pawn of the racist ... See full summary »

Director:

Morgan Freeman

Writers:

Percy Mtwa (play), Brian Bird (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Glover ... Micah Mangena
Malcolm McDowell ... De Villiers
Alfre Woodard ... Rosie Mangena
Marius Weyers ... Van Tonder
Maynard Eziashi ... Zweli Mangena
Malick Bowens ... Pule Rampa
Michael Chinyamurindi Michael Chinyamurindi ... Solomon
Christopher John Hall Christopher John Hall ... Naledi Machikano
Grace Mahlaba Grace Mahlaba ... Thokozile Machikano
Robin Smith ... Retleif
Julie Strijdom Julie Strijdom ... Lucy Van Tonder (as Julie Stridom)
Peter Kampila Peter Kampila ... Nonsizt
Sello Maake Ka-Ncube Sello Maake Ka-Ncube ... Magubane
Eric Miyeni Eric Miyeni ... Bantebe
Tshepo Nzimande Tshepo Nzimande ... Mandla
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In this story of a black policeman during South African apartheid, Danny Glover plays the cop, who believes he's trying to help his people, even while serving as a pawn of the racist government. When his son gets involved in the anti-apartheid movement, he finds himself torn between his family (including long-suffering wife Alfre Woodard) and what he believes is his duty. Written by M

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and apartheid-driven violence | See all certifications »
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Danny Glover and Morgan Freeman both played Nelson Mandela in different films; Glover for Mandela (1987) and Freeman for Invictus (2009). See more »


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AFRICAN AFTERNOON
Written by Paul Delph & Ric Blair
Performed by Paul Delph, Ric Blair & Doug Webb
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painful, powerful cinema
23 May 2002 | by benglesonSee all my reviews

Morgan Freeman directs a wonderful landscape of struggle, oppression and revolt in this film. Danny Glover and the rest of the cast bring this vivid era in South Africa to life. There is no ambiguity here. Nor is there an easy resolution that comes to mind. Watching a film like this from a middle class couch in North America, I am filled not only with awe but a significant discomfort. One knows that time and sacrifice are about the only options available. This isn't simply hindsight. It's the message of the film. Bravo!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Afrikaans

Release Date:

24 September 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bopa! See more »

Filming Locations:

Goromonzi, Zimbabwe See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$88,390, 26 September 1993

Gross USA:

$212,483

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$212,483
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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