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The Recce (2018)

1981 - RECCE, Henk Viljoen, is wrongfully declared KIA behind enemy lines. Abandoned by his superiors; it's a race for survival in which his mental and physical abilities are pushed to their limits, as he navigates his way through the treacherous Angolan war zone in an effort to make his way home to his loved ones.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Greg Kriek ... Henk Viljoen
Christia Visser ... Nicola Viljoen
Grant Swanby ... Captain Le Roux
Maurice Carpede Maurice Carpede ... Impi Buthulezi
Marius Weyers ... General Piet Visagie
Albert Maritz Albert Maritz ... Leon Viljoen
Karlé Briedenhann Karlé Briedenhann ... Lorraine van Rooyen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sonni Chidiebere Sonni Chidiebere ... Interrogator
Elsabé Daneel Elsabé Daneel ... Sandra Viljoen (as Elsabe Daneel)
DeVille Vannik ... Russian Soldier
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After the South African National Defence Force wrongfully declares young RECCE Henk Viljoen dead behind enemy lines, it's up to him alone to use every skill and tool in his arsenal to make it back to his grieving wife. With the enemy hot on his trail and a lethal gunshot wound in his gut, Henk's chances for survival are looking slim as he navigates the treacherous war torn African landscape. Written by Johannes Ferdinand Van Zyl

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English | Afrikaans

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28 September 2018 (South Africa) See more »

Also Known As:

RECCE レキ:最強特殊部隊 See more »

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$46,024
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Don't waste your time - very dissapointing
6 October 2018 | by gsvheerdenSee all my reviews

I had high hopes for a movie about the South African border war. This movie was so far from factual that I barely watched it to the end. This is a communist propaganda film that depicts the South African military fighting against communism as the bad guys. It also shows that the most elite military unit of the South African military to be poorly trained, which is very far from the truth. The Recce units were the best in the world, yes even better than the SEAL teams of that time and probably could compare to today's SEAL team and their training. The film shows that the military did not care about its elite units (untrue) and that the military and their families did not know why they are fighting - very untrue. This film could also not get dates correct as well as military ranks. Although this film is not based on any true events it is the worst depiction of the African Military I could ever see and somehow shows the communists to be heroes. In the end I guess the world will always see the white Afrikaner as the bad guy because of the apartheid regime even though they were fighting the same enemy as the western world. I think the ANC government sponsored the creation of this film and directed it. Shameful!


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