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Saturday Night at the Palace (1987)

Developed for film from a play inspired by true events, Saturday Night at the Palace takes place at a South African fast-food restaurant. The main conflict is between a white antagonist, ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Davies

Writers:

Bill Flynn, Paul Slabolepszy (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Flynn Bill Flynn ... Forsie
John Kani ... September
Paul Slabolepszy Paul Slabolepszy ... Vince
Marius Weyers ... van Vuuren
Arnold Vosloo ... Dougie
Joanna Weinberg Joanna Weinberg ... Sally
Elias Madini Elias Madini ... Shadrack
Nicky Rebelo Nicky Rebelo ... Pedro
Ramolao Makhene Ramolao Makhene ... Solomon (as Ramalao Makhene)
Joe Morapedi Joe Morapedi ... Ramalao
Lawrence Zama Tsuhama Lawrence Zama Tsuhama ... Klaas
Nandi Nyembe Nandi Nyembe ... Miriam
Sean Taylor
Charles Comyn Charles Comyn
Frank Opperman Frank Opperman
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Storyline

Developed for film from a play inspired by true events, Saturday Night at the Palace takes place at a South African fast-food restaurant. The main conflict is between a white antagonist, Vince, and a black waiter named September. September was just about to close the restaurant to visit his family who he hasn't seen in two years due to apartheid, then Vince shows up. Vince has just been kicked off his soccer team and out of his house. He takes out his anger on September.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R
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Details

Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1987 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

A Noite da Vingança See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Davnic Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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A 2 Act play that was adapted for television, addressing such subjects as Rivalry amongst friends and Racism in South Africa
15 September 1999 | by SpearminSee all my reviews

Paul and Bill play two friends going to a party in Johannesburg (South Africa's largest city). Bill's character is more withdrawn than his outgoing friend. At the party Paul takes Bill's girl and has his way with her in a car. Later they stop at a Roadhouse (The Palace)which is closing for the day and being looked after by a lone black man who is closing for the night. The two argue, there is much dialogue as the dynamics of their friendship and lives are examined through the very well written screenplay. If you are looking for action give it a skip. It is only in the end of the movie where Bill's character (who has elicited sympathy the whole time) shows his dark side, through his statement "They'll believe me, I'm White" referring to the police.


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