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The Bang Bang Club (2010)

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A drama based on the true-life experiences of four combat photographers capturing the final days of apartheid in South Africa.

Director:

Steven Silver

Writers:

Steven Silver, Greg Marinovich (based on the book by) | 2 more credits »
13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Phillippe ... Greg Marinovich
Malin Akerman ... Robin Comley
Taylor Kitsch ... Kevin Carter
Neels van Jaarsveld Neels van Jaarsveld ... João
Frank Rautenbach ... Ken
Nina Milner Nina Milner ... Samantha
Jessica Haines Jessica Haines ... Allie
Lika Berning Lika Berning ... Vivian (as Lika van den Bergh)
Kgosi Mongake Kgosi Mongake ... Patrick
Russel Savadier ... Ronald
Patrick Shai Patrick Shai ... Pegleg
Alfred Kumalo Alfred Kumalo ... Alf Khumalo (as Alf Khumalo)
Craig Palm Craig Palm ... Amir
Nick Boraine ... Colin
Patrick Lyster ... Jim
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A drama based on the true-life experiences of four combat photographers capturing the final days of apartheid in South Africa.

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It's not always black and white See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence, disturbing images, pervasive language, some drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Kevin Carter's daughter Megan Carter is featured in the bar scene where she turns around and says 'you must be Ken Oosterbroek'. Standing next to her there is Kevin Carter's step daughter Sian Lloyd. See more »

Goofs

When Greg and Robin drive out of the township after they took pictures of the man's dead son, you can see a Volkswagen T5 van in the rear mirror. However, this model was introduced in 2003. See more »

Quotes

Kevin Carter: They're right. All those people who say it's our job to just sit and watch people die. They're right.
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Crazy Credits

Photos of the five main characters are juxtaposed against photos of their real life counterparts. See more »

Connections

Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.14 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Slow Thighs
Written by Brendan Jury
Performed by Urban Creep
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A moving and emotional memoir.
15 August 2011 | by heidrbnsn3See all my reviews

I am many things; a critic is not one of them. Nevertheless, I just wanted to say how moved I was by this story. I had seen all the pictures through the 1980's and early 1990's, but knowing the hell these photographers went through for a photo, was tremendously emotional. Taylor Kitsch as Kevin Carter was the heart of this movie. I was not sure how "Tim Riggins" would pull this off, but he did it beautifully. If you are looking for an emotional movie that shows what war, friendships, and the sacrifice of loss can change the world, then I believe this is the movie. I would definitely recommend it, but watch it with an open heart.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

Country:

Canada | South Africa

Language:

English | Zulu | Xhosa | Afrikaans

Release Date:

22 July 2011 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bang Bang Club See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$221,292
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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