Synopsis: In the early 1980's, a white police officer (Andres Stander, played by Thomas Jane) in Johannesburg suffers a crisis of conscience due to his involvement in apartheid and becomes a notorious bank robber on the run. Then from 1983 to 1984, the "Stander gang" (Stander, Alan Heyl & Patrick McCall) rob as many as four banks a day.
Director(s): Bronwen Hughes
Production: Newmarket Films
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
111 min

Andre, you're mad! You're mad!

Oh, Je...

No, no, no!

No! No! No! Aah!

Oh, sh*t

Oh, sorry, Captain

I didn't recognize you

- Anything serious?

- Oh, usual business

Carry on

Suppose I'm the force now

Come on!

Hey Hey Shh!

Come here, guys Come, come, come


Oh, no, no, no, no

Hold it...

There you are

All right, um, I would like

to toast my best friend, Andre

- Yeah!

- Cheers

who has had the good fortune to marry

the most beautiful woman in our country

In all Africa!

Excuse me. Sorry. I stand corrected.

He's had the good fortune...

- You've said that

- 'Cause it's worth repeating, you lucky bastard

You get to marry her twice

Do not screw it up this time Okay?

You're getting a second chance at this

So just enrich our numbers

with some new Stander blood!

- Hip-hip!

- Hooray!

- Hip-hip!

- Hooray!

Yes! Oh, yes!

You are bastards!

Bastards all of you!

Where are you, Andre?

With you on a beach

But we're 18

It's America

Fort Lauderdale

Rock and roll is playing

We're running through the surf

And have you lost our hotel keys yet?

I'm gonna take you back there

- You're crazy.

- I will You'll see

You're crazy

All I need is you

I want it to be different now, Bekk

I need you to help me this time.

I need you to tell me I won't

get sucked back into the muck

You can do it, Andre

Just promise me that whatever undercover

crime-infested hippie drug den you find yourself in

that I'll be there

In your thoughts, I mean


- Hah!

- No!

Hey Hey

Bad business, Andre.

Single woman. She's about 32.

Dead maybe 8 or 10 hours.

It's clearly murder,

but there's no motive we can make out.

- Wounds are vicious

- Looks like a serrated edge.

- Think she knew the guy?

- There's no signs of forced entry.

Not much of a struggle either.

We'll need shots of the bedroom as well

- And check the bathroom door and the taps for prints

- Where's the child?

She had a girl, maybe 5 years old

Any sign of her?

That child was here last night

We have a murder-kidnapping

- And if we don't move fast, that list will grow

- I'll get you the reports...

You're in charge, Cor

Get used to it

I've got a date with my wife.

In the wake of rioting...

which broke out in Soweto two days ago...

violence continues

to erupt in townships...

with students organizing protests...

against Afrikaans

as the language of instruction.

In Tembisa, a number of schools and

administration buildings have been torched

Municipal beer halls and liquor stores

have been burned down...

and police have erected

roadblocks at all township entrances.

While the anti-urban terrorism unit

continues to patrol the townships...

all members of the police force

have been placed on riot duty alert

A number of arrests have been made

What is going to happen, Andre?

The Department of Bantu Education...

has closed all schools

in Soweto and Alexandra.


What's this?

Live rounds today, no extra charge.

Courtesy of the general.

Too many of you caught changing

the rubber for D-cells anyway

I can feel it, Andre

It's a bad day

Don't, Cor

It'll be fine

It's Rita

If anything happens to me...

Of course And you'll do the same

for me with Bekkie, huh?



- Oliver Tambo!

Oliver Tambo

Oliver Tambo!

- Away with Afrikaans! Away!

- Away!

- Away with Afrikaans! Away!

- Away!

- Away with Afrikaans! Away!

- Away!

- More power!

- More power!

- More power!

- More power!

This is a illegal gathering!

The time is now 923!

You have three minutes!

At 926 you must...


Thank you very much!


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