(USA/South Africa, 2009, 129 minutes)

In 1994, as Nelson Mandela is elected president of South Africa, he takes up the cause of the country's national rugby team, the Springboks, closely identified with the apartheid regime and about to host the rugby world cup. The old-fashioned inspirational sports drama is given a political spin in this well-done but rather workmanlike filming of a true story.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Spyglass Entertainment, a Revelations Entertainment/Man Company/Malpaso production; produced with assistance from the Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa.
Starring Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon; Tony Kgoroge, Julian Lewis Jones, Adjoa Andoh; Patrick Mofokeng, Matt Stern, Leleti Khumalo.
Directed by Clint Eastwood; produced by Clint Eastwood, Lori McCreary, Robert Lorenz, Mace Neufeld; screenplay by Anthony Peckham, based on the book by John Carlin, Playing the Enemy; music by Kyle Eastwood and Michael Stevens; director of photography (Technicolor, Panavision), Tom Stern; production designer, James J. Murakami; costume designer, Deborah Hopper; film editors, Joel Cox, Gary D. Roach; visual effects supervisor, Michael Owens.


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