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The true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa''s rugby team, Francois Pienaar, to help unite their country. Newly elected President 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 underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.
He was imprisoned 27 years for his heroic fight against apartheid. So what does Nelson Mandela do after he is elected president of South Africa? He forgives his oppressors and finds hope of national unity in an unlikely place: the rugby field.
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|MPAA Ratings:||PG-13||Premiere Info:|
|Release Date:||2009||Production Date:|
|Color/B&W:||Distributions Co:||WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)|
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James Higgins 2010-07-03
It is certainly an inspiring story, and Clint Eastwood's meticulous and skillful direction make it a compelling drama. The performances are excellent,...