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Bopha! (1993)

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In this story of a black policeman during South African apartheid, Danny Glover plays the cop, who believes he's trying to help his people, even while serving as a pawn of the racist ... See full summary »

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Morgan Freeman

Writers:

Percy Mtwa (play), Brian Bird (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Glover ... Micah Mangena
Malcolm McDowell ... De Villiers
Alfre Woodard ... Rosie Mangena
Marius Weyers ... Van Tonder
Maynard Eziashi ... Zweli Mangena
Malick Bowens ... Pule Rampa
Michael Chinyamurindi Michael Chinyamurindi ... Solomon
Christopher John Hall Christopher John Hall ... Naledi Machikano
Grace Mahlaba Grace Mahlaba ... Thokozile Machikano
Robin Smith Robin Smith ... Retleif
Julie Strijdom Julie Strijdom ... Lucy Van Tonder (as Julie Stridom)
Peter Kampila Peter Kampila ... Nonsizt
Sello Maake Ka-Ncube Sello Maake Ka-Ncube ... Magubane
Eric Miyeni Eric Miyeni ... Bantebe
Tshepo Nzimande Tshepo Nzimande ... Mandla
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Storyline

In this story of a black policeman during South African apartheid, Danny Glover plays the cop, who believes he's trying to help his people, even while serving as a pawn of the racist government. When his son gets involved in the anti-apartheid movement, he finds himself torn between his family (including long-suffering wife Alfre Woodard) and what he believes is his duty. Written by M

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and apartheid-driven violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Afrikaans

Release Date:

24 September 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bopa! See more »

Filming Locations:

Goromonzi, Zimbabwe See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$212,483
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Danny Glover and Morgan Freeman both played Nelson Mandela in different films; Glover for Mandela (1987) and Freeman for Invictus (2009). See more »


Soundtracks

MAYIBUYE IAFRIKA
By Permission of The African National Congress Department of Arts and Culture
'TATE GE KE SA SEPELA"
By Permission of The Methodist Publishing House of Capetown
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Just a fine film...
6 April 2000 | by Rhythm-2See all my reviews

Bopha! is just a fine film with stellar acting. Once again Danny Glover delivers a great performance the worthy of Oscar or Golden Globe and he just doesn't get it. The struggle of one man's fight to be true to his native land or to the ruling establishment is poignantly portrayed. Alfre Woodard and Malcolm McDowell turn in good performances also.


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