PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
This is the first Clint Eastwood film not to be set in America at any point or have any American characters.
High School Boy:
Who is it, sir?
High School Coach: It's the terrorist Mandela, they let him out. Remember this day boys, this is the day our country went to the dogs.
In the scene where Nelson Mandela is dancing, several of the violin players are holding their bows several inches above their violins.
During the first part of the end credits, pictures are shown of the real life characters that were portrayed in the movie. Those images are then followed by a scene of South African kids playing rugby.
English, Afrikaans, Maori, Zulu, Xhosa, Southern Sotho
CAD 644,056 (Canada) (13 December 2009)