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In theatres:
  • December 11, 2009
On DVD: May 18, 2010
Running time: 2h 13m
Genre: Drama

The inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team, Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon), to help unite their country.

Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.

Based on the book "Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Made a Nation" by John Carlin.

Director: Clint Eastwood
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Clint Eastwood, Lori McCreary, Mace Neufeld, Robert Lorenz
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng, Matt Stern, Julian Lewis Jones, Adjoa Andoh, Marguerite Wheatley, Patrick Lyster, Penny Downie, Sibongile Nojila, Bonnie Henna, Shakes Myeko, Louis Minaar, Dan Robbertse, David Dukas
Writer(s): Anthony Peckham
Inspiration: Nelson Mandela
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