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  • TBC
  • Drama
  • 1991

The Power of One

The Power of One

Synopsis

A white boy is growing up in 1930s South Africa. Being English, he suffers victimization at the Afrikaans school he attends.

About

A white boy is growing up in 1930s South Africa. Being English, he suffers victimization at the Afrikaans school he attends. As he gets older, he sees how divisive Apartheid is, learning the values of tolerance through music from his German mentor (Mueller-Stahl), and about tolerance through boxing from his black African mentor (Freeman). He then proceeds to build a better country by teaching his black brothers how to sing, how to box and how to speak English. This is patronizing, offensive garbage, bought to you by the director of The Karate Kid.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: John Gielgud, Stephen Dorff, Simon Fenton, Morgan Freeman, Guy Witcher, Armin Mueller-Stahl
  • Director: John G Avildsen
  • Writer: Robert Mark Kamen
  • Producer: Arnon Milchan
  • Photographer: Dean Semler

In a nutshell

One to avoid.

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