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Dangerous Ground (1997)

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Vusi Madlazi returns to the South African village he left as a young boy (he was organizing against apartheid, and left in fear of his life) to bury his father. He meets up with his brother... See full summary »

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Darrell Roodt (as Darrell James Roodt)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thokozani Nkosi ... Young Vusi
Ron Smerczak Ron Smerczak ... Interrogation Policeman (as Ron Smerczac)
Wilson Dunster Wilson Dunster ... Heavy Policeman
Ice Cube ... Vusi Madlazi
Sechaba Morojele Sechaba Morojele ... Ernest Madlazi
Peter Khubeke Peter Khubeke ... Igqira (as Peter Kubheka)
Roslyn Morapedi Roslyn Morapedi ... Vusi's Mother
Elizabeth Hurley ... Karen
Mabel Mafuya Mabel Mafuya ... Woman
Fana Mokoena ... Youth
Maimela Motubatse Maimela Motubatse ... Youth
Nkululeko Mabandla Nkululeko Mabandla ... Youth
Robert Whitehead Robert Whitehead ... Sandton Hotel Receptionist
Gresham Phetjaulima Gresham Phetjaulima ... Bellboy
Tony Caprari Tony Caprari ... Bar Owner
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Storyline

Vusi Madlazi returns to the South African village he left as a young boy (he was organizing against apartheid, and left in fear of his life) to bury his father. He meets up with his brother Ernest, who tells him their other brother Stephen couldn't be contacted. Vusi goes to Johannesburg to find him, but at first can only find his neighbor/girlfriend, Karin, a stripper. Vusi proceeds to learn how conditions have changed since the end of apartheid, not always for the better for black men. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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What he wants is revenge. What he gets is the fight of his life.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, drug use and language, and for some nudity | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA | South Africa

Language:

English | Zulu

Release Date:

12 February 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A visszatérés See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,028,094, 17 February 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,079,851, 9 March 1997
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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's US release date was switched and moved a number of times during 1996 before it was finally released in early 1997 with little fanfare. See more »

Goofs

Karin's and Steven's apartments appear to be on the street level if you look from the street, but when Karin goes out the window to cross to Steven's apartment there's a street way down below. See more »

Quotes

Vusi Madlazi: Don't you think South Africa has went through enough shit without you coming in fucking it up even more?
Muki: I like to fuck shit up. It's something inside me.
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Connections

References Driving Miss Daisy (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Rememberin' Stevie
Written by B. Guy
Performed by Buddy Guy
Courtesy of Silvertone Records
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Meaningful "gangsta" movie
13 January 2003 | by Gorilla PunkSee all my reviews

Ice Cube, believe it or not, was convincing as a scholarly South African exile who returns home after the end of apartheid. I felt this movie had more meaning than any other typical "gangsta" movie. I also enjoyed Elizabeth Hurley. Sure, some parts weren't believable, including the very last scene, which was really lame, but overall, I liked Dangerous Ground. Very few films have been made about South Africa, and I'm glad movie writers have managed to look beyond South Central L.A. for a black action thriller setting.


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