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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.

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Mr. Bones
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Vince Lee
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Fats Pudbedder
Robert Whitehead ...
Zach Devlin
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Laleti
Fats Bookholane ...
King Tsonga
Seputla Sebogodi ...
Young Tsonga
Fem Belling ...
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Zack du Plessis ...
Farmer
Craig Morris ...
Future Son-in-Law
Adam Woolf ...
Young Bones
Keketso Semoko ...
Laleti's mother
Ruth Cele ...
Mamise
Neo Tlhapi ...
Young Mamise
Sonia Mbele ...
Thandi
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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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You'll laugh till your bones hurt!

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

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30 November 2001 (South Africa)  »

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Bones, o Grande Feiticeiro  »

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ZAR 34,000,000 (estimated)
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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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Excellent
17 February 2006 | by See 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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