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Lullaby (2008)

An American mother receives word that her drug addled son has been kidnapped by a drug lord operating in South Africa.

Director:

Darrell Roodt (as Darrell James Roodt)

Writers:

Ivan Milborrow (screenplay), Donald A. Barton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Melissa Leo ... Stephanie Armstrong
Joey Dedio ... T-Boy
Lisa-Marie Schneider Lisa-Marie Schneider ... Tina
Renier Basson Renier Basson ... Steven Armstrong
Richard Njoki Richard Njoki ... Gimar
Meren Reddy ... Taxi driver
Fiona Ramsay Fiona Ramsay ... Elizabeth
Kyle Siebert Kyle Siebert ... Kyle
Russel Savadier ... Joe
LaDonna Pettijohn LaDonna Pettijohn ... Flo (as Ladonna Pettijohn)
Andre Odendaal Andre Odendaal ... Pawn shop owner
Jason Kennett Jason Kennett ... Pharmacy clerk
Robert Colman Robert Colman ... Sugardaddy (as Robert Coleman)
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Storyline

What would you do for love? An American mother receives word that her drug addled son has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom by a drug lord operating in South Africa. She makes the journey to South Africa to pay the ransom only to run into violent and dangerous obstacles as she faces the kidnappers in the mean streets of Johannesburg. Her only chance to get her son back alive is to work with her son's pregnant girlfriend who is fighting her own battle against the drug lord. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

He took her son...now she'll take him

Genres:

Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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A god attempt in a worn out theme
22 January 2010 | by cay-9See all my reviews

The Director Darrell Roodt is known for movies like "Father Hood" from 1993 which was a pretty good movie in many ways. When he made "Mandela" the South Africans rased hell when he picked Morgan Freeman (!) as leading role.

Anyway, Mr Roodt knows movie-making and even if his budget were to say the least a little sour the result is really worth watching. The plot is nothing new to the world "children makes the wrong moves and end up in jepardy.Motherly heroin has to confront druglords and her sons pregnant girlfriends worrys.Darrell Roodt knows his streets in Johannesburg where the movie scenes are mostly located and the druglords in South Africa is not in any way different then anywhere else in this depraved world.

Over all its a hangover movie. A movie that does not stick out but is nothing you feel like you wasted your time to. You can even take a little nap ones in a wile.


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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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