|The Ghost and the Darkness 1996 R, 109 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller / Adventure
Director: Stephen Hopkins
Cast: Michael Douglas, Val Kilmer, Emily Mortimer, Brian McCardie, Bernard Hill, John Kani, Tom Wilkinson, Om Puri, Henry Cele, Kurt Egelhof, Satchu Annamalai, Teddy Reddy, Raheem Khan, Jack Devnarain, Glen Gabela
Irishman John Patterson (Val Kilmer) goes to Africa in 1896 to supervise the building of a bridge so that the East African Railway line can cross a large river. Problems ensue when lions attack the workers, and, in a short time, the lions have killed 130 men. To solve the deadly problem, Patterson joins forces with Great White Hunter Charles Remington (Michael Douglas) to kill the beasts.
|Killing Heat 1981 N/R, 105 min.|
aka: The Grass Is Singing
Director: Michael Raeburn
Cast: Karen Black, John Thaw, John Kani, John Moulder-Brown, Patrick Mynhardt, Bjorn Gedda, Ivy Miyanda, Margaret Heale, Jan Nygren, Vincent Mijoni, Reg Cornish, Gailos Shiyamba, Kennedy Mungomba, Martyn Hutchins, Wesley Kaonga
Depression overtakes Mary (Karen Black) after she marries Dick Turner (John Thaw) and moves from the city to his remote farm in Africa. Dick's modest lifestyle is not what Mary has wanted, and her attitude toward the hired help shows her dislike of the situation. Mary leaves Dick and moves back to the city but finds problems there as well and returns to Dick. There is no happy ending because Dick now succumbs to malaria, and Mary must take over the supervision of the farm.
|Sarafina! 1992 PG-13, 115 min.|
Genre: Drama / Musical
Director: Darrell James Roodt
Cast: Leleti Khumalo, Whoopi Goldberg, Miriam Makeba, John Kani, Dumisani Dlamini, Sipho Kunene, Tertius Meintjes, Mbongeni Ngema, Robert Whitehead, Somizi Mhlongo, Nhlanhla Ngema, Faca Khulu, Wendy Mseleku, Mary Twala, James Mthoda
Based on the oppression of South Africa's apartheid, this is the story of Sarafina (Leleti Khumalo) whose teacher Mary Masembuko (Whoopi Goldberg) shows her how to escape bigotry through music. Unusual rendition of the musical stage play.
|The Wild Geese 1978 R, 134 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Adventure
Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Cast: Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Roger Moore, Hardy Kruger, Stewart Granger, Jack Watson, Frank Finlay, Jeff Corey, Winston Ntshona, John Kani, Jack Watson, Kenneth Griffith, Barry Foster, Ronald Fraser, Ian Yule
London mercenaries Allen Faulkner (Richard Burton), Rafer Janders (Richard Harris), Shawn Fynn (Roger Moore), and Pieter Coetzee (Hardy Kruger) head for Africa to rescue deposed African president Julius Limbani (Winston Ntshona). After a crash course, they parachute into the African bush and manage to rescue Limbani–but not without casualties among the mercenary group.
|1. The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)|
2. Killing Heat (1981)
aka: The Grass Is Singing
3. Sarafina! (1992)
4. The Wild Geese (1978)
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