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Sarafina! (1992)

PG-13
117 min | Drama, Musical

South African teenagers fight against apartheid in the Soweto Uprising.
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Director
Darrell Roodt (as Darrell James Roodt)
Writers
Mbongeni Ngema (play) (screenplay) | William Nicholson (screenplay)
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Box Office
Opening weekend
$76,488
Gross (US & Canada)
$7,306,242
Gross (World)
$7,306,242
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Release date
Sep 25, 1992 (United States)

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85 cast members
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Leleti Khumalo
Sarafina Sarafina   See fewer
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Whoopi Goldberg
Mary Masembuko Mary Masembuko   See fewer
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Miriam Makeba
Angelina Angelina   See fewer
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John Kani
School Principal School Principal   See fewer
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Dumisani Dlamini
Crocodile Crocodile   See fewer
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Sipho Kunene
Guitar Guitar   See fewer
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Tertius Meintjes
Lieutenant Bloem Lieutenant Bloem   See fewer
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Robert Whitehead
Interrogator Interrogator   See fewer
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Somizi Mhlongo
Fire (as Somizi 'Whacko' Mhlongo) Fire (as Somizi 'Whacko' Mhlongo)   See fewer
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Nhlanhla Ngema
Stimela Stimela   See fewer
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Faca Khulu
Eddie (as Faca Kulu) Eddie (as Faca Kulu)   See fewer
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Mary Twala
Sarafina's Grandmother Sarafina's Grandmother   See fewer
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James Mthoba
Sarafina's Uncle Sarafina's Uncle   See fewer
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Greg Latter
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
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Gideon De Wet
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
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Nicky Rebelo
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
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James Whyle
Soldier Soldier   See fewer
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Michelle Bestbier
Mrs. Hendricks (as Michele Bestbier) Mrs. Hendricks (as Michele Bestbier)   See fewer
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Patrick Ndlovu
Victor Gumede Victor Gumede   See fewer
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David Manqele
Preacher Preacher   See fewer
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Sibusiso Ngema
Funeral Leader Funeral Leader   See fewer
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Zanele Sangweni
Lindiwe Lindiwe   See fewer
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Pheto Wildeman
Nhanhla Nhanhla   See fewer
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Xolani Dlamini
Sarafina's Brother Sarafina's Brother   See fewer
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Siya Ngcobo
Sarafina's Brother Sarafina's Brother   See fewer
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Louis Seboko
Joe Masombuka Joe Masombuka   See fewer
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Sam Ngakane
Guitar's Father Guitar's Father   See fewer
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Doris Sehula
Woman Shopper Woman Shopper   See fewer
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Dominic Skosana
Prison Guard Prison Guard   See fewer
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Ishmael Boikanyo
Prison Guard Prison Guard   See fewer
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Siphamandla Ngcamu
Testimonies / Crocodile's Gang Member / Dancer Testimonies / Crocodile's Gang Member / Dancer   See fewer
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Mfana 'Jones' Hlope
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Congo Radebe
Silence Silence   See fewer
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Thufani Didi
Crocodile's Gang Member / Dancer (as Thulani Didi) Crocodile's Gang Member / Dancer (as Thulani Didi)   See fewer
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Vincent Ngobese
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Vukani Dlamini
Crocodile's Gang Member / Dancer (as Vukani 'Marko' Dlamini) Crocodile's Gang Member / Dancer (as Vukani 'Marko' Dlamini)   See fewer
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Gugwana Dlamini
Sarafina's Friend / Dancer Sarafina's Friend / Dancer   See fewer
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Dipou Lehlongwa
Sarafina's Friend / Dancer Sarafina's Friend / Dancer   See fewer
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Khuluiwe Sithole
Sarafina's Friend / Dancer (as Khululiwe Sithole) Sarafina's Friend / Dancer (as Khululiwe Sithole)   See fewer
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Batho Mhlongo
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Billy Mashigo
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Dixon Malele
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Eric Seema
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Velaphi Msini
Teacher Teacher   See fewer
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Mate Bashe
Teacher Teacher   See fewer
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Princess Msala
Teacher Teacher   See fewer
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Sbongile Dingatha
Woman Shopper Woman Shopper   See fewer
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Olga Mvicane
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Mabusi Gumede
Dancer Dancer   See fewer
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Gugu Mkhize
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Futhi Mhlongo
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Nkosana Mzolo
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Stephen Evans
Police Officer (uncredited) Police Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dieketseng Mnisi
Dancer / Singer (uncredited) Dancer / Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.4 / 10 | 1,700 votes