Power Of One

Power Of One

Stephen Dorff
Director: John G. Avildsen Cast: Stephen Dorff
Stephen Dorff
, Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
, Armin Mueller-Stahl
Armin Mueller-Stahl
John G. Avildsen

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Overview

John G. Avildsen, director of Rocky and The Karate Kid, adapts Bryce Courtenay's compassionate novel about the coming of age of a white anti-apartheid activist during the years of World War II in South Africa. Avildsen cumbersomely grafts Courtenay's tale of fighting apartheid onto a Hollywood-style fight-for-the-championship bout. Seven-year-old P.K. (Guy Witcher) is a white South African raised on his family's farm by his Zulu nanny. When his mother takes ill, he is sent away to an Afrikaner boarding school, where he is picked on and nearly killed by the school bully during a pep rally for Hitler. P.K. survives and is sent to live with his grandfather. He befriends Doc (Armin Mueller-Stahl), a jailed German musician, and a black inmate (Morgan Freeman), who teaches P.K. how to use his fists for some quick boxing moves. At 12, P.K. (now played by Simon Fenton), witnesses black inmates being cruelly humiliated by their racist white jailers. Taking note of P.K.'s fluidity for languages, his black mentor spreads the word that P.K. is the incarnation of the mythic Rain Maker, a messianic liberator who is destined to unite all the African tribes. By the time he's 18 years old, P.K. (now played by Stephen Dorff) is becoming the Great White Hope for the black Africans, boxing his way into their hearts and minds. He joins up with an old boxing foe (Alois Moyo), who is now a township activist, and takes up the apartheid struggle. But things get confusing when P.K. falls in love with the daughter (Fay Masterson) of an apartheid leader.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/23/2016
UPC: 0024543216193
Original Release: 1992
Rating: PG-13
Source: New Regency
Time: 2:07:00
Sales rank: 26,119

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stephen Dorff P.K. at age 18
Morgan Freeman Geel Piet
Armin Mueller-Stahl Doc
John Gielgud Headmaster St. John
Maria Marais Fay Masterson
Simon Fenton P.K. Age 12
Guy Witcher P.K. Age 7
Daniel Craig Sgt. Jaape Botha
Alois Moyo Gideon Duma
Ian Roberts Hoppie Gruenwald
Marius Weyers Professor Daniel Marais
Raymond Barreto Indian Referee
David Guwaza Student
Caro Jones Actor
Banele Dala Moyo Boy Who Reads
Lungani Sibanda Student
Bart Van Niekerk Lieutenant Smit
Reverend Peter Van Vuuren Minister at Maria's Funeral
Nomadlozi Zubheka Nanny
Agatha Hurle Midwife
Nigel Ivy P.K. Newborn
Tracy Brooks Swope Mother
Brendan Deary P.K. Infant
Winston Mangwarara Tonderai Infant
Tonderai Masenda Tonderai
Cecil Zilla Mamanzi Ranch Foreman
John Turner Afrikaner Minister
Robbie Bulloch Jaapie Bother
Gordon Arnell Minister at Mother's Funeral
Jeremiah Mnisi Dabula Manzi
Paul Tingay Grandfather
Hywel Williams Captain
Michael Brunner Kommandant Van Zyl
Clive Russell Sgt. Bormann
Winston Ntshona Mlungisi
Ed Beeten Prison Commissioner
Dominic Walker Morrie Guilbert
Robert Reed School Fight Opponent
Fay Masterson Maria Marais
Roy Francis Referee
Clare Cobbold 1st Maria's Friend
Natalie Morse 2nd Maria's Friend
John Osborne Guard
Simon Shumba Man Without Pass
Stan Leih 1st Van Cop
Rod Campbell 2nd Van Cop
Adam Fogerty Andreas Malan
Tony Denham Boxing Partner
Eric Nobbs 1st City Cop
Edward Jordan 2nd City Cop
Brian O'Shaughnessy Colonel Bretyn
Faith Edwards Miriam Sisulu
Liz Ngwenya Nganga Ancient Woman
Andrew Whaley Ticket Taker
Dominic Makuwachuma Joshua
Joel Phiri Student
Peggy Moyo Student
David Khabo Student
Robin Annison Anita
Christien Anholt Date at Dinner
Nigel Pegram 1st Man Guest
Jon Cartwright Jacob
Marcia Coleman Woman Guest

Technical Credits
John G. Avildsen Director,Editor
David Barkham Production Designer
Karen Brookes Set Decoration/Design
Graham Burke Executive Producer
Roy Button Producer
Johnny Clegg Songwriter
Gregory Coote Executive Producer
Roger Hall Production Designer
Martin Hitchcock Art Director
Caro Jones Casting
Robert Mark Kamen Screenwriter
Arnon Milchan Producer
Kevin Phipps Art Director
Tom Rand Costumes/Costume Designer
Steven E. Reuther Executive Producer
Dean Semler Cinematographer
Leslie Tomkins Production Designer
Clive Winter Sound/Sound Designer
Hans Zimmer Score Composer

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