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Dangerous Ground (1997)




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In this drama, a South African exile returns to his homeland to find that justice hasn't brought peace. Vusi Madlazi (Ice Cube) is a student and political activist living in San Francisco; he was born in South Africa, but his connection to anti-apartheid rebels made his family fear for his life, so he was sent to the United States, where he's been ever since. When he attends his father's funeral, Vusi visits South Africa for the first time since the fall of apartheid and Nelson Mandela's rise to power. However, he discovers that not all the changes in his country have been for the better; drugs and gang violence have begun to overtake Soweto, and his older brother, once a dedicated anti-apartheid activist, isn't sure what to do with his life now that the changes he fought for have come. Vusi's mother asks a favor before he returns to America; his younger brother Steven (Eric Miyeni) has run away, and she wants Vusi to look for him. While searching for Steven, Vusi meets his brother's girlfriend Karin (Elizabeth Hurley), who works as an exotic dancer. It turns out that both Karin and Steven have become addicted to crack, and Steven's disappearance is probably linked to a $15,000 debt he owes to crime kingpin Muki (Ving Rhames). Director Darrell J. Roodt's previous film was Cry the Beloved Country (1995), the first major film produced in South Africa after the collapse of apartheid.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By: ,
Written By: Greg Latter, Darrell James Roodt
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 23, 1999
New Line Home Entertainment


Thokozani Nkosi
as young Vusi
Ron Smerczak
as Interrogation Cop
Wilson Dunster
as Heavy Cop
Roslyn Morapedi
as Vusi's mother
Robert Whitehead
as Sandton Hotel recept...
Themsi Times
as black hooker
Tony Caprari
as bar owner
Temsie Times
as Black Hooker
Prophets of Da City
as band in nightclub
Helge Janssen
as crack dealer
Anthony Bishop
as white thug
Ernest Mdlovu
as Muki's men
Ross Preller
as White Thug
Ernest Ndlovu
as Muki's Man
Ike Kanupi
as Muki's Man
Simo Mogwaza
as Muki's Man
Godfrey Dzingeni
as Muki's Man
Eddy Msize
as Muki's Man
Peter Nkwanyana
as Muki's Man
Ernest Mbanzi
as Muki's Man
Properous Ban
as Muki's men
Prosperous Ban
as Muki's Man
Eric Sulu
as Muki's Man
Isaac Mavimbela
as Muki's Man
Candy Jack Lee
as Chinese girl
Robin Smith
as iron guard
Gys de Villiers
as detective sergeant
Veronica Mitchell
as Muki's wife
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Critic Reviews for Dangerous Ground

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (9)

Violent melodrama.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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Audience Reviews for Dangerous Ground

eh, not good or bad really

danny d

Super Reviewer

Actually very good

Barry Lappin

Super Reviewer


Ice Cube is at the bottom of his acting game, and the characters and execution are just plain silly. Thankfully Elizabeth Hurley is her hot self to salvage any shred of reason to watch this movie.

Jeff B

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