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Catch a Fire (2006) - Movie Details

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Drama Suspense
102 min.
Release Date
October 27, 2006
DVD Release Date
January 30, 2007
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102 minutes
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Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving torture and abuse, violence and brief language

Powerfully telling the story of a South African hero's journey to freedom, "Catch a Fire" is the new film from director Phillip Noyce ("The Quiet American," "Rabbit-Proof Fence"). The political thriller takes place during the country's turbulent and divided times in the early 1980s, and in the new South Africa of today.

Derek Luke portrays real-life hero Patrick Chamusso. Patrick is a charming and loving husband to his wife Precious (Bonnie Henna), and a caring father... Full synopsis »

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Derek Luke and Tim Robbins star in Catch a Fire, an Apartheid-era thriller about a black South African man driven to terrorism/freedom fighting and the white terrorism expert sent to capture him. The movie is perhaps a commentary on our own society or simply a dramatic interpretation of Patrick Chamusso's life, but it is a solid if somewhat uninspired film that offers up some drama, action and quality performances. Full movie review »
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