|Blood Diamond 2006 R, 138 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama
Director: Edward Zwick
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Sheen, Arnold Vosloo, Kagiso Kuypers, David Harewood, Basil Wallace, Ntare Mwine, Antony Coleman, Benu Mabhena, Jimi Mistry, Marius Weyers, Stephen Collins, Ato Essandoh
During Sierra Leone's civil war in the 1990s, South African diamond smuggler Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Mende fisherman Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou) get help from crusading journalist Maddy Bowen (Jennifer Connelly) enabling them to journey through rebel territory in search of a rare pink diamond that Solomon has buried near his village. If they succeed, Solomon will be reunited with his family, and Danny just might get the chance to change his life. Extreme violence. Five Oscar nominations were received, including Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Supporting Actor (Djimon Hounsou).
|Bopha! 1993 PG-13, 120 min.|
Director: Morgan Freeman
Cast: Danny Glover, Malcolm McDowell, Alfre Woodard, Marius Weyers, Maynard Eziashi, Malick Bowens, Fidelis Cheza, Eric Miyeni, Robin Smith, Eric Nobbs, Michael Chinyamurindi, Christopher John Hall, Grace Mahlaba, Julie Strijdom, Peter Kampila
Political unrest in South Africa, with its apartheid conflicts in the 1980s, is the setting for this insightful film. The generation gap between Micah Mangena (Danny Glover) and his son Zweli (Maynard Eziashi) results in tragedy when the son can no longer accept apartheid practices in his country.
|Deepstar Six 1989 R, 100 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: Sean S. Cunningham
Cast: Taurean Blacque, Nancy Everhard, Greg Evigan, Miguel Ferrer, Nia Peeples, Matt McCoy, Cindy Pickett, Marius Weyers, Elya Baskin, Thom Bray
Deep under the sea is a research base where a nuclear missile site is to be completed soon. When it is discovered that the base is resting on a thin layer of seabed, it makes sense to use explosives to destroy the layer–well, the team leader thought it made sense. Wouldn't you know it, a sea monster is unleashed–and it is hungry. Slow, poor.
|Farewell to the King 1989 PG-13, 114 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action / Adventure
Director: John Milius
Cast: Nick Nolte, Nigel Havers, Marius Weyers, Frank McRae, James Fox, Aki Aleong, Gerry Lopez, Marilyn Tokuda, Choy Chang Wing, William Wise, Wayne Pygram, Richard Morgan, Elan Oberon, Michael Nissman, John Bennett Perry
During World War II, when General MacArthur retreats from the Philippines, one of his soldiers, Learoyd (Nick Nolte), goes AWOL. The soldier encounters Borneo head-hunters who subsequently make him their king. Adventure abounds.
|The Gods Must Be Crazy 1980 PG, 108 min.|
Director: Jamie Uys
Cast: Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo, Jamie Uys, Louw Verwey, N!xau, Ken Gampu
Three separate stories make up this movie. The first is about a Coca Cola bottle that fell from an airplane; however, the South African natives think it was thrown from the Gods. The second tale is about a love affair between a teacher and a scientist, and the third involves terrorists. This is a well-presented and inventive film by Jamie Uys, the South African filmmaker.
|The Power of One 1992 PG-13, 126 min.|
Director: John G. Avildsen
Cast: Stephen Dorff, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Morgan Freeman, John Gielgud, Fay Masterson, Simon Fenton, Guy Witcher, Daniel Craig, Alois Moyo, Ian Roberts, Marius Weyers, Nomadlozi Kubheka, Agatha Hurle
When he is seven years old, South African P.K. (Guy Witcher) is sent to an Afrikaan boarding school where he suffers abuse as the only White boy at the school. By the time he is 18 years old, P.K. (Stephen Dorff) has been influenced by Geel Piet (Morgan Freeman) who has taught him to box. With his new expertise as a boxer and his fluidity with languages, P.K. gains the reputation of the myth of the Rainmaker who will bring peace to all the African tribes, and his work continues in building a better future for Africa.
|Stander 2003 R, 111 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action
Director: Bronwen Hughes
Cast: Thomas Jane, Dexter Fletcher, David O'Hara, Deborah Kara Unger, Marius Weyers, Ashley Taylor, At Botha, Lionel Newton, Melanie Merle, Hannes Muller, Shaeleen Tobin, Sean Else, Peter Gardner, Patrick Mynhardt, Drummond Marais
This film is based on the true story of a White, South African police captain, Andre Stander (Thomas Jane), who, in the 1970s, embarked on a long series of bank heists that lasted well into the 1980s.
|Target of an Assassin 1976 PG, 105 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
aka: African Rage
Director: Peter Collinson
Cast: Anthony Quinn, John Phillip Law, Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo, Simon Sabela, Ken Gampu, Lisa Shane, Joe Stewardson, Hugh Rouse, Regardt Van Den Gergh, Janet Du Plessis, Barry Trengove, Chris Du Toit, Johnny Molefe, Reggie Khangela
After a failed assassination attempt, heavily guarded, powerful tribal leader President Lunda (Simon Sabela) lies in his hospital bed under the watchful eye of nurse Ernest Hobday (Anthony Quinn). Ernest is suffering from a fatal illness and needs to provide for his family. He hatches a plan and manages to kidnap President Lunda to demand a ransom, and the adventure begins as the complicated plot unfolds.
|The Triangle 2005 TV, 270 min.|
Genre: Action / Mystery / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Director: Craig R. Baxley
Cast: Sam Neill, Eric Stoltz, Catherine Bell, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bruce Davison, Michael E. Rodgers, Lisa Brenner, John Sloan, Charles Martin Smith, Barrie Ingham, Marius Weyers, Shannon Esrechowitz, Adrienne Pierce
In this made-for-TV miniseries, strange things are happening in the Bermuda Triangle, and billionaire shipping magnate Eric Benirall (Sam Neill) is losing ships and crews. His solution is to hire specialists–journalist Howard Thomas (Eric Stoltz), engineer Emily Patterson (Catherine Bell), psychic Stan Lathem (Bruce Davison), meteorologist Bruce Geller (Michael E. Rodgers), and the sole survivor of one of the shipwrecks Meeno Paloma (Lou Diamond Phillips). Off they go to solve the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle, but the more they investigate, the more nightmarish the answers become.
|1. Blood Diamond (2006)|
2. Bopha! (1993)
3. Deepstar Six (1989)
4. Farewell to the King (1989)
5. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
6. The Power of One (1992)
7. Stander (2003)
8. Target of an Assassin (1976)
aka: African Rage
9. The Triangle (2005)
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