Invictus

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.
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Film Cast:

  • Nelson Mandela: Morgan Freeman
  • Francois Pienaar: Matt Damon
  • Jason Tshabalala: Tony Kgoroge
  • Linga Moonsamy: Patrick Mofokeng
  • Hendrick Booyens: Matt Stern
  • Etienne Feyder: Julian Lewis Jones
  • Brenda Mazibuko: Adjoa Andoh
  • Nerine: Marguerite Wheatley
  • Mary: Leleti Khumalo
  • Mr. Pienaar: Patrick Lyster
  • Mrs. Pienaar: Penny Downie
  • Eunice: Sibongile Nojila
  • Zindzi: Bonnie Mbuli
  • Minister of Sport: Shakes Myeko
  • Springbok Coach: Louis Minnaar
  • Rugby President: Danny Keogh
  • Boer: Dan Robbertse
  • Johan De Villiers: Robin Smith
  • Captain of 747: David Dukas
  • Co-Captain of 747: Grant Swanby
  • Face Painter: Josias Moleele
  • Presidential Guard: Langley Kirkwood
  • Presidential Guard: Robert Hobbs
  • Presidential Guard: Melusi Yeni
  • Presidential Guard: Vuyo Dabula
  • Presidential Guard: Daniel Hadebe
  • High School Boy: Jodi Botha
  • High School Coach: Hennie Bosman
  • Jessie: Refiloe Mpakanyane
  • Johannesburg Cop: Jakkie Groenewald
  • Johannesburg Cop: Murray Todd
  • Local Cop: Japan Mthembu
  • Springbok Manager: Albert Maritz
  • Mandela’s Doctor: Sello Motloung
  • Minister of the Environment: Meren Reddy
  • Mrs. Brits: Lida Botha
  • Mrs. Cole: Susan Danford
  • Mrs. Dlamini: Sylvia Mngxekeza
  • New Zealand PM: James Lithgow
  • NSC Firebrand: Malusi Skenjana
  • Prison Guard: Bart Fouche
  • Staff Member: Johnny Cicco
  • Staff Member: Wayne Harrison
  • Team Crew: Ashley Taylor
  • Team Crew: Gift Leotlela
  • Sipho: Kgosi Mongake
  • Township Kid: Given Stuurman
  • Township Kid: Vuyolwethu Stevens
  • Township Kid: Ayabulela Stevens
  • Trophy Wife: Nambitha Mpumlwana
  • T.V. Announcer: André Jacobs
  • Helicopter Pilot: J.R. Redelinghuys
  • South African Springbok: Grant Roberts
  • South African Springbok: Scott Eastwood
  • South African Springbok: Mark Bowen Davies
  • South African Springbok: Dale Stephen Dunn
  • South African Springbok: Graham Lindemann
  • South African Springbok: Louis Ackerman
  • South African Springbok: Andries Le Grange
  • South African Springbok: Thomas Boyd
  • South African Springbok: Clive Richard Samuel
  • South African Springbok: Richard Abrahamse
  • South African Springbok: Sean Pypers
  • South African Springbok: Herman Botha
  • South African Springbok: Riaan Wolmarans
  • South African Springbok: Louis Pieterse
  • South African Springbok: Ryan Scott
  • South African Springbok: Daniel Deon Wessels
  • South African Springbok: Vaughn Thompson
  • South African Springbok: Charl Engelbrecht
  • South African Springbok: Rolf Ernst Fitschen
  • South African Springbok: Richard Morris
  • South African Springbok: Ryan Olivier
  • South African Springbok: Warren Edwards
  • South African Springbok: Andrew Nel
  • South African Springbok: Rudi Zandberg
  • South African Springbok: Renzo Puccini
  • South African Springbok: Abraham Vlok
  • South African Springbok / Australian Wallaby: Geoff Brown
  • Chester Williams – South African Springbok: McNeil Hendricks
  • New Zealand All Blacks: John Paul Chapman
  • New Zealand All Blacks: Sililo Victor Martens
  • New Zealand All Blacks: Epeli Taione
  • New Zealand All Blacks: Aukusitino Junior Poluleuligaga
  • New Zealand All Blacks: Patrick Bell
  • New Zealand All Blacks: Anton Coosner
  • New Zealand All Blacks: Simon Peter Blakeley
  • New Zealand All Blacks / Western Samoa: Salman Sarfodien Davids
  • New Zealand All Blacks: Warrick Ireland
  • New Zealand All Blacks: Warren Taylor
  • New Zealand All Blacks: Karl Bergemann
  • New Zealand All Blacks: Jean-Pierre Van Zyl
  • New Zealand All Blacks: Mohammed Ridhaa Damon
  • New Zealand All Blacks: Mark Snodgrass
  • New Zealand All Blacks: Theodore Grovers
  • New Zealand All Blacks: Gordon Johnston
  • New Zealand All Blacks: Conrad Marais
  • New Zealand All Blacks: Pieter Engelbrecht
  • New Zealand All Blacks: Bjorn Steinbach
  • New Zealand All Blacks: Clinton Prinsloo
  • New Zealand All Blacks: Yusuf Abrahams
  • New Zealand All Blacks: Jody Burch
  • New Zealand All Blacks: Wynand Collins
  • New Zealand All Blacks: Abu Bakr Davids
  • New Zealand All Blacks: Emile Olivier
  • Jonah Lomu – New Zealand All Blacks: Zak Feaunati
  • England Rose: Anthony Burns
  • England Rose: Marius Erwee
  • England Rose: Mfundo Galada
  • England Rose: Michael van Schalkwyk
  • England Rose: Dan Visser
  • England Rose: Jethro Mickleburgh
  • England Rose: Ryan Williams
  • England Rose: Gareth Rowe
  • England Rose: Stuart Calder
  • England Rose: Johnathan van der Walt
  • England Rose: Shane Vallender
  • England Rose: Abbas Hendricks
  • England Rose: Karlo Aspeling
  • England Rose: Calvin Kotze
  • England Rose: Sivuyile Ngesi
  • England Rose: Joe Probyn
  • England Rose: Eugene Butterworth
  • England Rose: Mzikayise Rala
  • French Player: Brendon Shields
  • French Player: Reagan Anderson
  • French Player: Willem Mouton
  • French Player: Devan Gericke
  • French Player: Richard Williams
  • French Player: Ashley Down
  • French Player: Clint van Rensburg
  • French Player: Patrick Holman
  • French Player: Sarel du Plessis
  • French Player: Len Berter
  • French Player: Shawn du Plooy
  • French Player: Joel Serman
  • French Player: Elrico Blaauw
  • French Player: Warren Butler
  • French Player: Jamie Holtzhausen
  • French Player: Shaun Harding
  • French Player: Callan Artus
  • French Player: Juan Coetzer
  • French Player: Jake Levin
  • French Player: Keith Daly
  • French Player: Shaffiq Nordien
  • French Player / Australian Wallaby: Richard Smith
  • Australian Wallaby: Edward O’Sullivan
  • Australian Wallaby: Jaco Pieterse
  • Australian Wallaby: Michael Ledwidge
  • Australian Wallaby: Hendrik Franken
  • Australian Wallaby: William Festers
  • Australian Wallaby: Henry Temple
  • Australian Wallaby: Dane Gallery
  • Australian Wallaby: David John Fourie
  • Australian Wallaby: Jadeon du Tait
  • Australian Wallaby: Riaan van der Vyver
  • Australian Wallaby: Gerhard Gerber
  • Australian Wallaby: Ross Peacock
  • Australian Wallaby: Troy Futter
  • Australian Wallaby: Michael la Grange
  • Australian Wallaby: Morne Vletter
  • Australian Wallaby: Andrew Rose
  • Western Samoa: Brandon Hendricks
  • Western Samoa: Bradley Contereal
  • Western Samoa: Zuhair Achmat
  • Western Samoa: Pedro Noronha
  • Western Samoa: Tahir Achmat
  • Western Samoa: Faseegh Mallick
  • Western Samoa: Mario Jacobs
  • Western Samoa: Kurt Kuhn
  • Western Samoa: Mark Katzen
  • Western Samoa: Adenaan Bazier
  • Western Samoa: Brendell Brandt
  • Western Samoa: Stewart Palmer
  • Western Samoa: Ryan Roman
  • Western Samoa: Hyron Thyse
  • Western Samoa: Abu-Bakr Hendricks
  • Western Samoa: Gerard Pedersen
  • Western Samoa: Nezaan Bewee
  • Western Samoa: Niklaas Soutman
  • Western Samoa: Don Eiman
  • Western Samoa: Taariq Davids
  • Announcer (voice)(uncredited): Mark Rickard

Film Crew:

  • Producer: Clint Eastwood
  • Executive Producer: Morgan Freeman
  • Editor: Joel Cox
  • First Assistant Camera: Bill Coe
  • Director of Photography: Tom Stern
  • Costume Design: Deborah Hopper
  • Production Design: James J. Murakami
  • Producer: Mace Neufeld
  • Executive Producer: Roger Birnbaum
  • Executive Producer: Gary Barber
  • Producer: Robert Lorenz
  • Casting: Fiona Weir
  • Original Music Composer: Kyle Eastwood
  • Original Music Composer: Michael Stevens
  • Art Direction: Jonathan Hely-Hutchinson
  • Supervising Art Director: Tom Hannam
  • Producer: Lori McCreary
  • Stunts: Tyrell Kemlo
  • Executive Producer: Tim Moore
  • Screenplay: Anthony Peckham
  • Editor: Gary D. Roach
  • Supervising Producer: Genevieve Hofmeyr
  • Book: John Carlin
  • Special Effects Supervisor: Cordell McQueen
  • Stunts: Adam Horton
  • Visual Effects: Liz Radley
  • Still Photographer: Keith Bernstein
  • Unit Publicist: Dezi Rorich
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Gregg Rudloff
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Michael Owens
  • Script Supervisor: Mable Lawson-McCrary
  • Hairstylist: Simone Stubbs
  • Makeup Artist: Raine Edwards
  • Prosthetic Supervisor: Clinton Smith
  • Assistant Director: Donald Murphy

Movie Reviews:

  • Shreyance Parakh: **It’s much more than JUST rugby**

    Though the movie doesn’t give much insights into the life of the living legend(still breathing among us when I saw this movie) known as **NELSON MANDELA**, it sure tells us a lot about what the man is made of.That **we are the master of our fate, we are the captain of our soul**.

    Forgiveness is a mighty powerful weapon that can make or break nations.How a sport can unite a divided nation into ONE, it is a well known fact but to actually be able to do that in a country like SOUTH Africa,at a time when it was ready to rise from the ashes or to fall into its own crevices lying beneath the surface and ready to torn apart the whole nation again into TWO,is what gives me INSPIRATION to rise whenever i’ll fall…

    The entire cast is brilliant without going overboard in situations that could’ve been intense.A truly inspiring movie that can be imprinted in your heart for the rest of your lives if you’re **ready to FORGIVE people and make this world a better place to live in!**

  • r96sk: A little bit hit-and-miss, though ‘Invictus’ still manages to produce the requirements for a solid sports drama.

    Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon are two actors I enjoy a lot, but by the end of this 2009 film I was a tad underwhelmed by them. Freeman as Nelson Mandela sounds great on paper, but in reality you kinda lose what makes Freeman so great – his voice, given he has to act with a South African accent. He still does a good job nevertheless, I just don’t think I’ll remember this particular portrayal of Mandela – unlike Idris Elba’s attempt in 2013’s Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’.

    The merging of the two plot points – politics and rugby union – is done well, though the former is easily more interesting than the latter… and I say that as someone who loves sport and dislikes politics!

    It’s one that is worth a watch, it just didn’t give me anything to remember.

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