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Jump the Gun (1997)

Set in Johannesburg, JUMP THE GUN follows the tangled lives of six very different working class characters, formerly kept apart by apartheid and now all striving to succeed in the new "... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Baby Cele Baby Cele ... Gugu
Lionel Newton Lionel Newton ... Clinton van Rooyen
Michele Burgers Michele Burgers ... Minnie
Thulani Nyembe Thulani Nyembe ... Bazooka (Zoo)
Rapulana Seiphemo Rapulana Seiphemo ... Thabo
Danny Keogh Danny Keogh ... J.J.
Marcel van Heerden Marcel van Heerden ... Johnny Fouché
Nomsa Nene Nomsa Nene ... Sis Buleng
Grace Mahlaba Grace Mahlaba ... Puthi
Joe Nina Joe Nina ... Henry
John Simon Jones John Simon Jones ... Gun Shop Owner (as Simon Jones)
Sam Mofokeng Sam Mofokeng ... Oupa (as Sam Ntshenki Mofokeng)
Fana Mokoena ... Man in shacks
Michael Ketoa Michael Ketoa ... Boy in gun shop
Themba Ndaba Themba Ndaba ... Jewellery shop robber
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Set in Johannesburg, JUMP THE GUN follows the tangled lives of six very different working class characters, formerly kept apart by apartheid and now all striving to succeed in the new "rainbow nation". United by their command insecurities - both physical and financial - the film follows their struggle to discover their niche in this brave new world, where opportunity beckons, but violence is always lurking. Written by Film Four

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Country:

South Africa | UK

Language:

English | Zulu

Release Date:

23 May 1997 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Falstart See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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