Dangerous Ground

Dangerous Ground

Director: Darrell James Roodt Cast: Ice Cube, Elizabeth Hurley, Ving Rhames

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Overview

In this drama, a South African exile returns to his homeland to find that justice hasn't brought peace. Vusi Madlazi (Ice Cube) is a student and political activist living in San Francisco; he was born in South Africa, but his connection to anti-apartheid rebels made his family fear for his life, so he was sent to the United States, where he's been ever since. When he attends his father's funeral, Vusi visits South Africa for the first time since the fall of apartheid and Nelson Mandela's rise to power. However, he discovers that not all the changes in his country have been for the better; drugs and gang violence have begun to overtake Soweto, and his older brother, once a dedicated anti-apartheid activist, isn't sure what to do with his life now that the changes he fought for have come. Vusi's mother asks a favor before he returns to America; his younger brother Steven (Eric Miyeni) has run away, and she wants Vusi to look for him. While searching for Steven, Vusi meets his brother's girlfriend Karin (Elizabeth Hurley), who works as an exotic dancer. It turns out that both Karin and Steven have become addicted to crack, and Steven's disappearance is probably linked to a $15,000 debt he owes to crime kingpin Muki (Ving Rhames). Director Darrell J. Roodt's previous film was Cry the Beloved Country (1995), the first major film produced in South Africa after the collapse of apartheid.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/07/2017
UPC: 0888574474706
Original Release: 1997
Rating: R
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 50,159

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ice Cube Vusi
Elizabeth Hurley Karin
Ving Rhames Muki
Eric Miyeni Steven
Secheba Morajele Ernest
Isaac Morojele Ernest
Thokozani Nkosi young Vusi
Ron Smerczak interrogation policeman
Wilson Dunster heavy policeman
Peter Kubheka Igquira
Roslyn Morapedi Vusi's mother
Mabel Mafuya woman
Fana Mokoena youths
Maimela Motubatse youths
Nkululeko Mabandla youths
Robert Whitehead Sandton Hotel receptionist
Phetjaulimam Gresham bellboy
Tony Caprari bar owner
Themsi Times black hooker
Prophets of Da City band in nightclub
Helge Janssen crack dealer
Anthony Bishop white thug
Greg Latter Sam
Ernest Mdlovu Muki's men
Ike Kanupi Muki's men
Simo Mogwaza Muzi's men
Godfrey Dzingeni Muki's men
Eddy Msize Muki's men
Candy Jack Lee Chinese girl
Peter Nkwanyana Muki's men
Ernest Mbanzi Muki's men
Properous Ban Muki's men
Isaac Mavimbela Muki's men
Robin Smith iron guard
Gys de Villiers detective sergeant
Veronica Mitchell Muki's wife

Technical Credits
Darrell James Roodt Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Pat Charbonnet Executive Producer
Stanley Clarke Songwriter
Ice Cube Executive Producer
Nicky DeBeer Sound/Sound Designer
Ruy Filipe Costumes/Costume Designer
Paul Gilpin Cinematographer
Gillian Gorfil Producer
David Heitner Editor
Graham Hickson Asst. Director
Genevieve Hofmeyr Production Manager
Ann Karlin Musical Direction/Supervision
Michele Kuznetsky Musical Direction/Supervision
Greg Latter Screenwriter
Lisa J. Levine Action Director
Angus McEwan Asst. Director
Mary Ramos Musical Direction/Supervision
Dimitri Repanis Production Designer
Emelia Roux Art Director
Emilia Roux-Weavind Art Director
Helena Spring Associate Producer
Marina VanTonder Casting
Buntu Williams Asst. Director

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