Stander Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for Stander the Movie

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Set in 1976 in South Africa, the volatile antihero of the title (played with bravado by Jane) is the youngest police captain in Johannesburg and is in charge of the riot patrol during a Soweto protest march that quickly turns violent. Guilt-stricken after killing an unarmed black youth, Andre Stander realizes that the police are so busy enforcing apartheid that a white criminal can get away with anything. To test his theory, he robs a bank, and then another bank, and then more. Eventually arrested, Stander, along with mates McCall (Fletcher) and Heyl (O'Hara), breaks out of prison and goes on another bank-robbing spree and into the annals of folk hero notoriety. Loosely based on a true story.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on DVD
Running time 111 minutes.
Originally from British, Canadian, South African, German.

Cast and Crew

Crime Drama, Crime Sprees, True Crime, Rogue Cops, Biopics: Cops & Robbers, Period Piece: 1980s, Africa, Heists: Banks, Period Piece: 1970s
Bronwen Hughes, Bima Stagg
Thomas Jane, Dexter Fletcher, Deborah Kara Unger, Marius Weyers, David Patrick O'Hara, Ashley Taylor
Jess Hall
Bronwen Hughes
David Holmes, Steve Hilton
Nico Louw, Robert Ivison, Emelia Weavind, Darion Hing, Lester Cohen
Marty Katz, Julia Verdin, Chris Roland, ApolloProMedia, Grosvenor Park, Seven Arts Pictures, Newmarket Films

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