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Mr. Bones (2001)

A medicine man is sent looking for the son of his tribal king, and brings back an American golfer and a host of goons intent on keeping him in the golf tournament.

Director:

Gray Hofmeyr

Writers:

Gray Hofmeyr (screenplay), Greg Latter (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leon Schuster ... Mr. Bones
David Ramsey ... Vince Lee
Faizon Love ... Fats Pudbedder
Robert Whitehead Robert Whitehead ... Zach Devlin
Jane Benney ... Laleti
Fats Bookholane Fats Bookholane ... King Tsonga
Seputla Sebogodi Seputla Sebogodi ... Young Tsonga
Fem Belling Fem Belling ... Helicopter Pilot
Fem Belling Fem Belling ... Helicopter Pilot
Zack du Plessis Zack du Plessis ... Farmer
Craig Morris Craig Morris ... Future Son-in-Law
Adam Woolf Adam Woolf ... Young Bones
Keketso Semoko Keketso Semoko ... Laleti's mother
Ruth Cele Ruth Cele ... Mamise
Neo Tlhapi Neo Tlhapi ... Young Mamise
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Storyline

A medicine man is sent looking for the son of his tribal king, and brings back an American golfer and a host of goons intent on keeping him in the golf tournament.

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You'll laugh till your bones hurt!

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for crude humor throughout, some language and comic violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

Xhosa | English

Release Date:

30 November 2001 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Bones, o Grande Feiticeiro See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa See more »

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Budget:

ZAR 34,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In 2002, it became the highest grossing South African movie ever. See more »

Connections

Followed by Mr. Bones 2: Back from the Past (2008) See more »

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Excellent
17 February 2006 | by eveningthoughtSee all my reviews

It's refreshing to see an Afrikaans film being better and funnier than it's American counter-parts. All Afrikaaners will be familiar with comedian Leon Schuster's work (particularly "You must be Joking") and he plays his character with his usual gusto and madness. The film is hilarious, proving that a juvenile sense of humor doesn't have to be bad thing (especially during the toilet scene). It's a fantastic movie with a great cast, inevitably overwhelmed by Schuster .

Obviously not everyone will be able to get the South African humor, or indeed, some of the stronger accents, and some could accuse the movie of going for cheap laughs and being unoriginal. But with a that said it still manages to blow most comedies out of the water. And besides, what's wrong with recycling some jokes if you do them better than they ever were in the first play. Hopefully this will help gain the South African film industry some momentum, but if it doesn't, well then we still get a cool movie out of it!


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