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Spud 3: Learning to Fly (2014)

As Spud Milton continues his awkward stagger through adolescence, he learns one of life's most important lessons: When dealing with women and cretins, nothing is ever quite as it seems. "... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Troye Sivan ... Spud
Sven Ruygrok ... Rambo
Blessing Xaba Blessing Xaba ... Fatty
Genna Blair Genna Blair ... Mermaid
Travis Hornsby Travis Hornsby ... Boggo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jonathan Briedenhann Jonathan Briedenhann ... Gavin
Tom Burne Tom Burne ... Vern
Mat Caldecott Mat Caldecott ... Smarmy Lawyer
John Cleese ... The Guv
Sonia Esguiera Sonia Esguiera ... Amber (as Sonia Asgueira)
Andre Jacobs ... New Glock
Byron Langley ... Simon
Christine le Brocq Christine le Brocq ... Wombat
Caspar Lee ... Garlic
Alex McGregor ... Christine


As Spud Milton continues his awkward stagger through adolescence, he learns one of life's most important lessons: When dealing with women and cretins, nothing is ever quite as it seems. "I'm practically a man in most areas," writes Spud confidently on his sixteenth birthday. The year is 1992 and, in South Africa, radical change is in the air. The country may be on the bumpy road to an uncertain future, but Spud Milton is hoping for a smooth ride as he returns to boarding school as a senior. Instead, he discovers that his vindictive arch enemy is back to taunt him and that a garrulous Malawian has taken residence in his dormitory, along with the regular inmates and misfits he calls friends. Spud's world has never seemed less certain; he attempts to master Shakespeare, wrestles constantly with his God, and the power of negative thinking, and develops an aversion to fried fish after a shocking discovery about his grandmother, Wombat. Written by Rogue Star Films

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15 November 2014 (South Africa) See more »

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Малек 3: Учимся летать See more »

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Caspar was not born in South Africa. He was born in London but moved to SA when 2 y/o. See more »


When Spud and Uncle Frank are driving through town, the cars they pass are all 15-20 years to modern for the 1992 setting of this film. See more »


Follows Spud 2: The Madness Continues (2013) See more »

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if you expect the plot of the book, don't go there!
5 August 2015 | by asvanzylSee all my reviews

I loved the books. It was rare to find something to really define the term "lol" And I actually enjoyed the first two movies too.(although I realised that they are increasingly straying from the plot and muddled up happenings from all 4 books in both movies, but it got the message through.) Number 3 was a total shocker. And not in a good way. It feels like one of my heroes has died a tragic death. No subtle nuances, no hidden sarcastic meanings or clever play on words that one would expect based on the books or the first two movies. It seems that not even dear Mr Cleese got good lines this time. The writers blatantly changed the storyline. (what's the deal with the librarian and the botched play?!... boo!!! I understand that the book cannot be exactly portrayed, but at least stick to the facts) Bottom line: The actors probably did what they could with a cheat of a script ... I blame the writers and the new director. Shame on you!

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