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Bakgat! (2008)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 11 April 2008 (South Africa)
Wimpie Koekemoer - the biggest geek in school. He is constantly embarrassed by his conservative mother and his strange father, especially in front of girls. Wimpie dreams of being popular. ... See full summary »

Director:

Henk Pretorius

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Henk Pretorius, Henk Pretorius (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ivan Botha Ivan Botha ... Wimpie Koekemoer
Cherie van der Merwe Cherie van der Merwe ... Katrien Swanepoel
Altus Theart Altus Theart ... Werner 'Killer' Botha
Andrew Thompson Andrew Thompson ... Fanie Voster
Neil Sharim Neil Sharim ... Japie Lambert
Ciske Kruger Ciske Kruger ... Christie Barnard
Lelia Etsebeth Lelia Etsebeth ... Liezl du Plessis
Heléne Lombard Heléne Lombard ... Susan du Preez
Deon Coetzee Deon Coetzee ... Meneer Sterk
Ian Roberts Ian Roberts ... Basjan du Preez
Karen Fourie Karen Fourie ... Ester Koekemoer
Andre Retief Andre Retief ... Kornelius Koekemoer
Dantus Lundall Dantus Lundall ... Hermanus Sterk
Ilona Nicholson Ilona Nicholson ... Minkie Stander
Lea Clatworthy Lea Clatworthy ... Heleen Koekemoer
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Wimpie Koekemoer - the biggest geek in school. He is constantly embarrassed by his conservative mother and his strange father, especially in front of girls. Wimpie dreams of being popular. His dream could unexpectedly become a reality when the most popular girl in school, Katrien Swanepoel, is dumped by first team rugby centre Werner 'Killer' Botha. Katrien and her friends Liezl and Christie decide to give Werner a taste of his own medicine by planning to make Wimpie the new first team centre. It turns out rugby is a lot harder than Karien and Wimpie anticipated and Wimpie almost gives up. Fortunately his unexpected popularity leads to friendship with school rascals Japie and Fanie. The mischievous duo unknowingly convince Wimpie to keep playing rugby, even though they're much more interested in pajama parties with girls. Bakgat is finding yourself, despite high school. Written by Henk Pretorius

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

Afrikaans

Release Date:

11 April 2008 (South Africa) See more »

Filming Locations:

Pretoria, South Africa

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Budget:

$160,000 (estimated)
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The Film Factory See more »
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Color | Color (HD)
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Bakgat was followed by two sequels featuring most of the cast See more »

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Followed by Bakgat! II (2010) See more »

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sker!!!!
16 January 2015 | by jvanderwalt5See all my reviews

This is a fresh teen comedy in Afrikaans a very good storyline with Ivan Botha,Cherie Vander merwe,Lelia Etsabeth en Will Roberts. The story is about a teenage geek who is very unpopular.The most popular girl in school state's that she can make that geek the most popular rugby player in school with very funny results. Tthis is the typical girl doesn't like boy but falls for him anyway nothing new but still very good if you want to see all the gags especially the sex therapy class sequences you better watch this asap. The movie does have English subtitles so really anyone can watch it. This movie also have a second and a third installment that follow up on this one so make sure you watch this one 1st


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