His people needed a leader. He gave them a champion.
Jolly good show, old chap ...
The story of how Mandela persuaded Francois Pienaar to win the Rugby World cup in 1995. Shortly after the first open elections in 1994, South Africa was still deeply divided. Mandela saw the World Cup, being hosted in South Africa, as an ideal opportunity to bring the different races closer together. The reponisbility for making it happen fell on Springbok captain Francois Pienaar. Mandela's appearance on the pitch in the Number 6 captain's jersey became a defining moment in his presidency.
131 minutes, Parental Guidance (Language)
Biographical, Drama, Sports, On the art circuit
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Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng, Matt Stern, Julian Lewis Jones, Adjoa Andoh, Maguerite Wheatley
|Screenplay||Anthony Peckham, from the book by John Carlin|
|Music||Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens|
|Editing||Joel Cox, Gary Roach|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||Warner Bros. Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Revelations Entertainment, MAce Neufeld Productions, Malpaso Productions|
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|FPB Report (SA)|
|Language||Some, mild, infrequent|
|Comments||Based on the story of South Africa's victory in the 1995 Rugby World Cup and Nelson Mandela's part in it.|
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|South African Media|
|Cape Argus/The StarZane Henry ||15|
|Cape TimesKirk Honeycutt ||10|
|Box Office (USA)John P. McCarthy ||10|
|Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert ||18|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli ||15|
|IMDB206 Netizens ||17|
|Average .. 71%||14|
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