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The Diamond Hunters 

Set against the background of South Africa's emerald coast and diamond mines, Diamond Hunters traces the torrid fortunes of a family unable to forgive and forget. Johnny, a successful ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Alyssa Milano ...  Tracey Van der Byl 2 episodes, 2001
Sean Patrick Flanery ...  Johnny Lance 2 episodes, 2001
Michael Easton ...  Benedict Van der Byl 2 episodes, 2001
Jolene Blalock ...  Ruby Grange 2 episodes, 2001
Roy Scheider ...  Jacob Van der Byl 2 episodes, 2001
Hannes Jaenicke ...  Hugo Kramer 2 episodes, 2001
Armin Rohde ...  Sascha Schmidt 2 episodes, 2001
Vusi Kunene Vusi Kunene ...  Wes Kofi 2 episodes, 2001
Brian O'Shaughnessy Brian O'Shaughnessy ...  Michael Shapiro 2 episodes, 2001
Ross Kettle ...  Ken Hartford 2 episodes, 2001
Gerry Maritz Gerry Maritz ...  Frederick de Groot 2 episodes, 2001
Rick Rogers Rick Rogers ...  Percy 2 episodes, 2001
Nambitha Mpumlwana Nambitha Mpumlwana ...  Dara 2 episodes, 2001
James Borchers James Borchers ...  Little Johnny 2 episodes, 2001
Jarryd Burtenshaw Jarryd Burtenshaw ...  Little Benedict 2 episodes, 2001
Danielle Woolley Danielle Woolley ...  Little Tracey 2 episodes, 2001
Lara Bye Lara Bye ...  Brothel Madame 2 episodes, 2001
Andre Roothman Andre Roothman ...  Victor Celeste 2 episodes, 2001
Soli Philander Soli Philander ...  Farley 2 episodes, 2001
Josephine Liedeman Josephine Liedeman ...  Nomsa 2 episodes, 2001
Robert Whitehead ...  Frank Larson 2 episodes, 2001
Olivia Stephanie North ...  Wedding Guest 2 episodes, 2001
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Set against the background of South Africa's emerald coast and diamond mines, Diamond Hunters traces the torrid fortunes of a family unable to forgive and forget. Johnny, a successful diamond hunter, gets sucked back into a family that had been his own, before the patriarch, Jacob Van der Byl, abandoned him 20 years ago. Painful memories of an unjust father and a long lost love come back to reality as Johnny is pitted against his own half-brother Benedict in a fight over two women, a diamond empire and ultimately, his very survival. Played out over two episodes, Diamond Hunters describes Johnny's thwarted attempts to win the approval of Jacob, and the under-hand schemes by which the inimical Benedict plans to defeat him. Tracey, Benedict's sister and Johnny's true love, further complicates the fraternal rivalry, as all attempt to overcome the demons that survive from their troubled childhood. Written by Anonymous

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A battle for power.

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Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The movie/mini series is based on the book of the same name, written by the popular author Wilbur Smith. See more »

Goofs

During one of Ruby Grange's love scenes, the beige-colored tape used to cover her nipples is clearly visible as she lies on her back. See more »

Alternate Versions

There are two versions: the original miniseries at 2x90minute episodes and the TV-Movie version which is trimmed down to 100minutes. See more »

Connections

Remake of The Kingfisher Caper (1975) See more »

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A good movie!
29 July 2002 | by Krister KlementsenSee all my reviews

Saw this on a movie channel, as a movie. It made me think about shows like Dallas and Falcon Crest. Good locations, nice story and good actors. Well worth a look. I give it 6 out of 10.


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2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caçadores de Diamantes See more »

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