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How to Steal 2 Million (2011)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 2 September 2011 (South Africa)
It's a jungle out there. That's how we meet our lead character Jack. It's been five years since he's seen his partner and best friend Twala. Jack did five years for a robbery gone bad. ... See full summary »

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Charlie Vundla
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Cast

Cast overview:
Menzi Ngubane Menzi Ngubane ... Jack Ngubane
Terry Pheto ... Olive
Rapulana Seiphemo Rapulana Seiphemo ... Julius Twala Jnr.
John Kani ... Julius Twala Snr.
Hlubi Mboya ... Kim Twala
Sello Motloung Sello Motloung ... Tembe
Marcel van Heerden Marcel van Heerden ... Lt. Du Toit
Carlo Radebe Carlo Radebe ... Vusi
Lucia Mthiyane Lucia Mthiyane ... Olive's mother
Tshepo Sefatsane Tshepo Sefatsane ... Security guard
Alistair Moulton Black ... Angry driver
David Sherwood David Sherwood ... Pawnbroker
David Butler David Butler ... Banker
Dylan Wilson-Max Dylan Wilson-Max ... Metro cop
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It's a jungle out there. That's how we meet our lead character Jack. It's been five years since he's seen his partner and best friend Twala. Jack did five years for a robbery gone bad. Twala never got caught and Jack never talked. But Twala is as treacherous as Jack is honourable. He's married Jack's former fiancée. Jack wants to go legit but after being rejected for a loan he needs a new source of capital. Twala presents him with an opportunity a job with a R2 million take. The complication is that the mark is Twala's father. Jacks partner for the job is the tough and sexy Olive. Little does he know she will prove to be more devious then his old friend. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Drama

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

Zulu

Release Date:

2 September 2011 (South Africa) See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$215,791
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Haunting and interesting
12 January 2012 | by dmackay-606-982225See all my reviews

This movie had lots of potential, only some of which has been exploited. Unlike most other South African movies, this movie is not dealing with some huge, serious issue, does not deal with Mandela and is also not filled with toilet humor. This is just your normal thriller / action movie which America churns out in a nauseating volume. Now its South Africa's turn and I think a good job was done.

I thought the camera work was good (and haunting with the muted colors) and the acting was acceptable. No one is going to be winning any Oscars for the movie, but I don't feel like I wasted my time watching this. I loved the gritty feel and the moments of surprising violence at unexpected times (although budget clearly didn't allow for any special effects showing the detail of the more gruesome parts).

If you have the time, take out the DVD, watch and enjoy.


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