His people needed a leader. He gave them a champion.

Categories: Drama, History
Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby team as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 2009-12-10
Run time: 134 minute / 2:14
Budget: $60,000,000
Revenue: $122,233,971
Director: Clint Eastwood
Writer: Anthony Peckham
Production Companies : Spyglass Entertainment, Malpaso Productions, Revelations Entertainment, Mace Neufeld Productions, Liberty Pictures (II), Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Country: United States of America


Morgan Freeman
as Nelson Mandela
Matt Damon
as Francois Pienaar
Tony Kgoroge
as Jason Tshabalala
Patrick Mofokeng
as Linga Moonsamy
Matt Stern
as Hendrick Booyens
Julian Lewis Jones
as Etienne Feyder
Adjoa Andoh
as Brenda Mazibuko
Marguerite Wheatley
as Nerine
Leleti Khumalo
as Mary
Patrick Lyster
as Mr. Pienaar
Scott Eastwood
as Joel Stransky
Langley Kirkwood
as George
Bonnie Henna
as Zindzi
Danny Keogh
as Rugby President
Robin Smith
as Johan De Villiers
Dan Robbertse
as Boer
Susan Danford
as Mrs. Cole
Henie Bosman
as High School Coach
Penny Downie
as Mrs. Pienaar
Louis Minnaar
as Springbok Coach
David Dukas
as Captain of 747
Grant Swanby
as Co-Captain of 747
Robert Hobbs
as Presidential Guard
Vuyo Dabula
as Presidential Guard
Daniel Hadebe
as Presidential Guard
Jakkie Groenewald
as Johannesburg Cop
Albert Maritz
as Springbok Manager
Sello Motloung
as Mandela's Doctor
Meren Reddy
as Minister of the Environment
Lida Botha
as Mrs. Brits
Sylvia Mngxekeza
as Mrs. Dlamini
Bart Fouche
as Prison Guard
Johnny Cicco
as Staff Member
Ashley Taylor
as Team Crew
Nambitha Mpumlwana
as Trophy Wife
André Jacobs
as T.V. Announcer
Mark Rickard
as Announcer (voice)
Grant Roberts
as South African Springbok
Bjorn Steinbach
as New Zealand All Blacks
Sivuyile Ngesi
as England Rose
Mike Falkow
as Stadium Announcer (uncredited)
Stelio Savante
as Radio Rugby Announcer (uncredited)
Sean Cameron Michael
as Springbok Equipment Manager (uncredited)
Patrick John Walton
as Springbok Trainer (uncredited)
Matthew Dylan Roberts
as Cabinet Minister (uncredited)
Michael Ledwidge
as Australian Wallaby
Clint Eastwood Director

Anthony Peckham Screenplay
John Carlin Author

Tom Stern Director of Photography

Kyle Eastwood Original Music Composer

Lori McCreary Producer
Mace Neufeld Producer
Morgan Freeman Executive Producer
Tim Moore Executive Producer
Clint Eastwood Producer
Robert Lorenz Producer
Gary Barber Executive Producer
Roger Birnbaum Executive Producer

Michael Stevens Original Music Composer

Fiona Weir Casting

Costume & Make-Up
Deborah Hopper Costume Design

Genevieve Hofmeyr Supervising Producer

Joel Cox Editor
Gary D. Roach Editor

James J. Murakami Production Design
Tom Hannam Supervising Art Director
Jonathan Hely-Hutchinson Art Direction

Costume & Make-Up
Raine Edwards Makeup Artist
Simone Stubbs Hairstylist
Clinton Smith Prosthetic Supervisor

Donald Murphy Assistant Director

Tyrell Kemlo Stunts
Tyrell Kemlo Special Effects

Visual Effects
Cordell McQueen Special Effects Supervisor

Cordell McQueen Stunt Coordinator
Adam Horton Stunts
Dezi Rorich Unit Publicist

Mable Lawson-McCrary Script Supervisor

Visual Effects
Michael Owens Visual Effects Supervisor

Keith Bernstein Still Photographer

Visual Effects
Liz Radley Visual Effects

Bill Coe First Assistant Camera

Gregg Rudloff Sound Re-Recording Mixer

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