Stander (2003)

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The life and career of Andre Stander, a South African police officer turned bank robber.




  • Thomas Jane in Stander (2003)
  • Thomas Jane in Stander (2003)
  • Thomas Jane in Stander (2003)
  • Deborah Kara Unger and Thomas Jane in Stander (2003)
  • Thomas Jane in Stander (2003)
  • Dexter Fletcher, Thomas Jane, and David O'Hara in Stander (2003)

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11 July 2005 | ocalldg
| A South African policeman rebels against the repression of the state and becomes one of the most prolific bank robbers in history
This is one of the best movies I have seen in a long time, it really is a well scripted, acted and directed film. Thomas Jane is excellent in the title role of Andre Stander, a highly decorated Johannesburg detective who, after becoming despondent with his life in the oppressive South African police force, embarks on an audacious series of bank robberies. David O'Hara and Dexter Fletcher were also well cast as Stander's accomplices in this most enjoyable of crime capers.

The writing, script and dialogue were well crafted, whilst watching this film you might feel that Bima Stagg has a great imagination to spin such an unbelievable tale, incredibly though the film is a true story. Although the film is the tale of one mans rebellion against the system, it maintains an air of humour. Far from trivialising the story this reinforces the sheer audacity of the crime spree that ensues. I would highly recommend this film.

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Release Date:

10 October 2003


English, Afrikaans, Zulu

Country of Origin

Canada, Germany, South Africa, UK

Filming Locations

South Africa

Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,067 8 August 2004

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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