Stander

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A lawman fed up with the corruption in Apartheid-era South Africa takes to robbing banks in this gritty crime drama from writer/director Bronwen Hughes. The title Stander refers to Andre Stander (Thomas Jane), an ambitious second-generation policeman... read more

A lawman fed up with the corruption in Apartheid-era South Africa takes to robbing banks in this gritty crime drama from writer/director Bronwen Hughes. The title Stander refers to Andre Stander (Thomas Jane), an ambitious second-generation policeman whose strategies and experience make him the perfect candidate for commander. But when the privileged Stander is chosen to direct the police force against a brutal, majority-led uprising in Soweto, he becomes so disgusted with his actions that he decides to undermine his own authority as an officer. His means for doing so is to moonlight as a bank robber, partly out of disgust for the force and partly as an adrenalin-fueled act of deception. After pulling more than two dozen heists, Stander is caught -- but it isn't long before he breaks out of jail, and fortified by two hardened-criminal pals, Lee (Dexter Fletcher) and Allan (David Patrick O'Hara), he resumes his anti-authoritarian crime sprees. Stander premiered at the 2003 Toronto Film Festival.

Original Release

01/01/2003

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Cast

Deborah Kara Unger Bekkie Stander
Thomas Jane Andre Stander
Dexter Fletcher Lee McCall
David O'Hara Allan Heyl (as David Patrick O'Hara)
Marius Weyers General Stander
Ashley Taylor Cor van Deventer
At Botha General Viljoen
Lionel Newton Sergeant Smit
Melanie Merle Sharmiane
Sean Else Ed Janis
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Bronwen Hughes

Writers

Bima Stagg

Cast

Deborah Kara Unger Bekkie Stander
Thomas Jane Andre Stander
Dexter Fletcher Lee McCall
David O'Hara Allan Heyl (as David Patrick O'Hara)
Marius Weyers General Stander
Ashley Taylor Cor van Deventer
At Botha General Viljoen
Lionel Newton Sergeant Smit
Melanie Merle Sharmiane
Sean Else Ed Janis
Patrick Mynhardt Judge
Wikus du Toit Lawyer
Drummond Marais Prosecutor
Peter Gardner Allums
André Stolz Police Armourer
Hannes Muller Jan Wortmann
Ferdinand Rabie Barrier Cop
Waldemar Schultz Cop at Accident
Gert White Frat Boy 1
Zia Garfield

Producers

David E. Allen Executive Producer
Izidore Codron Executive Producer
Jan Fantl Executive Producer
Frank Hübner Executive Producer
Steve Markoff Executive Producer
Eric Sandys Executive Producer
Hillard Elkins Producer
Martin Katz Producer
Steve Markoff Producer
Paul Raleigh Producer
Chris Roland Producer
Eric Sandys Producer
Julia Verdin Producer

Editors

Robert Ivison

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