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Mad Buddies (2012)

When two sworn enemies are forced to do a road trip together on foot, only to discover that they have been conned into being part of a reality TV show, they join forces to exact revenge.


Gray Hofmeyr




Cast overview, first billed only:
Leon Schuster ... Boetie de Wett
Kenneth Nkosi Kenneth Nkosi ... Beast Buthelezi
Alfred Ntombela Alfred Ntombela ... Minister Mda
Tanit Phoenix Copley ... Kelsey (as Tanit Phoenix)
Anthony Bishop Anthony Bishop ... Daisy Terblanche
Elize Cawood Elize Cawood ... Till lady
Josette Eales ... Mda's PA
Nompumelelo Mayiyane Nompumelelo Mayiyane ... Goodness
Mimi Mahlasela Mimi Mahlasela ... Female traffic cop
Masilo Magoro Masilo Magoro ... Male traffic cop
Bonginkosi Twala Bonginkosi Twala ... Black guy in pub
James Reynolds James Reynolds ... Kelsey's PA
Michael Mabizela Michael Mabizela ... Petrol attendant
Jessie Tobias-Palmer Jessie Tobias-Palmer ... Mrs. Mda
Bongi Mtsweni Bongi Mtsweni ... Bride


Sworn enemies, Boetie and Beast, are forced to embark on a road trip as unwitting subjects of a new TV reality show, devised by a gorgeous TV Producer, Kelsey, played by Tanit Phoenix. On camera, with the whole of South Africa in on the joke, the pair comes unstuck at every stage of this hilarious journey until they discover that they have been conned and join forces to exact revenge. Written by Leon Schuster & Gray Hofmeyr

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There's a pothole at the end of their Rainbow



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Release Date:

22 June 2012 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

Szepi és a Szörny See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa See more »


Box Office


ZAR 20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

ZAR 4,500,000 (South Africa), 22 June 2012, Limited Release
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Keynote Films See more »
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Technical Specs




Color (35 mm version)
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The Helecopter used in the movie is a 2006 Bell 206B-3 Jetranger III . See more »

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Mad Buddies Review
6 July 2012 | by mozolomanSee all my reviews

Not the funniest of Leon's movies and we've been given better before. An original script nonetheless even the jokes and stunts are a first such as,"Listen buddy somewhere down there's a dead poacher,but you can have this for a starter." There's a silly government minister busy tearing himself apart while two enemies become friends through chaos.

It relise strongly on the success of past films of this unlikely South African comedy franchise not creating a new fan base.It will grab you on its familiar cast alone, however if you're a foreigner simply look forward to a good laugh done the South African style.Overall, it pushed the boundary and I liked it plus there's a hot model in there.

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