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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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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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Taglines:

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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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 »

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

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A subservient girl falling in love with a "prince", a fat guy tumbling into faeces, some disgusting jokes regarding animals and Mr. Bones is shouting "My prince!".
5 February 2004 | by narr-cybersdorfSee all my reviews

I totally agree. It is definitely the worst movie I have ever seen. When renting it together with a friend, we already feared that this movie might be a bit silly, but maybe funny in a trashy way. It is not. While watching the movie you feel like a 13-year-old boy directed it: The jokes have been borrowed from Police Academy and old Burt Reynolds films (and I like Police Academy!), the story pieces have been "inspired" by mediocre cliche that you have already seen thousands of times and the jokes are simply infantile. Most of the time you see a fat guy tumbling into faeces or you hear Mr. Bones shouting "My prince!". There is a 1-minute dialogue between the "prince" and Mr. Bones that touches slightly pseudo-intelligent ground ("You have to believe in yourself" like stuff) and a ca. 3 minute laughable love story.

To sum it up: The girl falling in love with the prince, plays the role of a subservient woman, the fat guy tumbles into faeces, now and then there are some disgusting jokes regarding animals and Mr. Bones is shouting "My prince!".


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