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The life and career of Andre Stander, a South African police officer turned bank robber.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Jane ... Andre Stander
Dexter Fletcher ... Lee McCall
David O'Hara ... Allan Heyl (as David Patrick O'Hara)
Deborah Kara Unger ... Bekkie Stander
Ashley Taylor ... Cor van Deventer
Marius Weyers ... General Stander
At Botha At Botha ... General Viljoen
Lionel Newton Lionel Newton ... Sergeant Smit
Melanie Merle Melanie Merle ... Sharmiane
Sean Else Sean Else ... Ed Janis
Peter Gardner Peter Gardner ... Allums
Patrick Mynhardt Patrick Mynhardt ... Judge
Wikus du Toit Wikus du Toit ... Lawyer
Drummond Marais Drummond Marais ... Prosecutor
Nicole Abel Nicole Abel ... Young Lady
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In the early 1980's, a white police officer (Andres Stander, played by Thomas Jane) in Johannesburg suffers a crisis of conscience due to his involvement in apartheid and becomes a notorious bank robber on the run. Then from 1983 to 1984, the "Stander gang" (Stander, Alan Heyl & Patrick McCall) rob as many as four banks a day. Written by screenwritersutopia.com

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South Africa's most wanted man See more »


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Rated R for violence, language, some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | Germany | South Africa | UK

Language:

English | Afrikaans | Zulu

Release Date:

10 October 2003 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Bom Polícia, Melhor Ladrão See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$100,509 (South Africa), 10 October 2003, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,067, 6 August 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$19,067, 6 August 2004
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The town of Tembisa was enthusiastic about filming the Apartheid rally scene. 1,300 extras were recruited for the riot scene, and many additional locals joined in on the day, rushing in while the cameras were rolling. See more »

Goofs

In an early scene between police and protestors, a Bell 407 helicopter is seen providing air support. The Bell 407 was introduced into commercial use in 1996, twenty years after the events depicted. See more »

Quotes

Andre Stander: I'm tried for robbing banks. But, I have killed unarmed people.
Judge: That is not the business of the court.
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Connections

References Starsky and Hutch (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Star & the Wiseman
aka "Inkanyezi Nezazi"
Performed by Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Written by Joseph Shabalala
Courtesy of Gallo Music International
Plubished by Music of Windswept (ASCAP) O/B/O Gallo Music Publishers (SA)
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The True Saga of a Bank Robber
30 March 2008 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

In 1976, in Johannesburg, the efficient anti-racist Homicide/Robbery Police Captain Andre Stander (Thomas Jane) has a nervous breakdown after killing an unarmed man in an apartheid protest. Stander decides to confront and mock the established corrupt system heisting twenty-six banks while working for the police department. He is captured and sentenced to thirty-two years in prison; however, he succeeds to escape with the criminals Lee McCall (Dexter Fletcher) and Allan Heyl (David Patrick O'Hara) and together they form "The Stander Gang" and rob another twenty banks in six months.

"Stander" tells the story of the notorious Afrikaner bank robber and former police captain Andre Stander. The movie works perfectly as an action movie, but if the intention was to give any political connotation to the actions of the anti-hero Stander, it completely fails. Stander is shown as an efficient but unbalanced man in love for his wife performed by the gorgeous Deborah Kara Unger that defies the system, not like a Robin Hood or to protect the black people, but for self-profit only. Thomas Jane has a great performance in the role of this complex character. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Stander – Um Policial Contra o Sistema" ("Stander – A Policeman Against the System")


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