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Hearts & Minds (1995)

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100 min | Drama, History, Thriller

Set when the apartheid government was still in control, this powerful South African thriller is based on the true story of a policeman belonging to an elite government squad who was assigned to masquerade as a supporter and infiltrate the ...See moreSet when the apartheid government was still in control, this powerful South African thriller is based on the true story of a policeman belonging to an elite government squad who was assigned to masquerade as a supporter and infiltrate the African National Congress so he could assassinate their leaders. Fourie is the cop, and his squadron is the most notoriously racist unit of the S.A. police force; they were infamous for donning street clothes, putting on blackface make up, and driving around in unmarked cars to kill people and cause trouble to encourage fighting amongst rival groups. Although the ANC members are initially suspicious of Fourie, eventually they accept him and send him to be trained in Lusaka, Zambia and other places. They even send him to Moscow where he learns about Marxist philosophies. By the time Fourie completes all that training the conflict has ended, Mandela is released, and his squadron has split up and melted into the general populace. Written by Anonymous See less
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Alan Ari Lazar (as Alan Lazar)
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Updated Aug 29, 1995

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Jan 10, 1997 (United States)
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33 cast members
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Danny Keogh
Andries Fourie Andries Fourie   See fewer
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Patrick Shai
Mathews Kage Mathews Kage   See fewer
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Brian O'Shaughnessy
Col. van Vuuren Col. van Vuuren   See fewer
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Dick Reineke
Boshoff (as Dick Reneke) Boshoff (as Dick Reneke)   See fewer
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Nico Liebenberg
Scheepers (as Nick Liebenberg) Scheepers (as Nick Liebenberg)   See fewer
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Cosmos Tshabalala
Vusi Nkomo Vusi Nkomo   See fewer
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Bruce Mvecane
Jonas Ndlovu Jonas Ndlovu   See fewer
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Mpho Matsopola
Swartman Swartman   See fewer
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Robin Smith
Willem Willem   See fewer
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Trudie Taljaard
Elsa Fourie Elsa Fourie   See fewer
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Jerry Mofokeng
Sangoma Sangoma   See fewer
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Ernest Ndlovu
Samson Samson   See fewer
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Nicky Rebelo
Suarez Suarez   See fewer
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Norman Coombes
Duncan Hemmings Duncan Hemmings   See fewer
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Mabutho 'Kid' Sithole
Teddy Radebe (as Kid Sithole) Teddy Radebe (as Kid Sithole)   See fewer
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Mees Xteen
Dominee (as Mees Eksteen) Dominee (as Mees Eksteen)   See fewer
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Zane Meas
ANC official 1 ANC official 1   See fewer
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Anna Kekana
ANC official 2 ANC official 2   See fewer
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Siyabonga Twala
Force (as Siyabonga Thwala) Force (as Siyabonga Thwala)   See fewer
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Petronella Sello-Mpolenyane
Interrogator (as Patronella Sello) Interrogator (as Patronella Sello)   See fewer
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Isaac Mavimbela
Katumba (as Issac Mavimbula) Katumba (as Issac Mavimbula)   See fewer
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Ken Gampu
Chopper-Xuza Chopper-Xuza   See fewer
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Patrick Mynhardt
Police general 1 Police general 1   See fewer
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Boikie Mohlamme
Hotel manager (as Boytjie Mohlamme) Hotel manager (as Boytjie Mohlamme)   See fewer
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Darlington Michaels
Shadrack Shadrack   See fewer
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Lieb Bester
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F.W. de Klerk
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Nelson Mandela
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4.9 / 10 | 3,268 votes