Bopha!


2h 1993

Brief Synopsis

Anti-apartheid story about a black family living in a township outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. The father is the senior black police officer in his township who has risen to power under Afrikaner rule. His son, however, favors majority rule and is an instigator in the student uprising against

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Political
Release Date
1993
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Harare, Zimbabwe

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Anti-apartheid story about a black family living in a township outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. The father is the senior black police officer in his township who has risen to power under Afrikaner rule. His son, however, favors majority rule and is an instigator in the student uprising against repression and police force.

Crew

Zola Abraham

Other

Ayo Adejugbe

Other

Kudakwashe Alubembe

Foreman

Andy Anderson

Special Effects

Kashka Banjoko

Hair

Michael S Berg

Scenic Artist

Brian Bird

Screenplay

Ernest Birdas

Assistant Director

Leigh Bishop

Wardrobe Supervisor

Margaret Black

Special Thanks To

Ric Blair

Song

Ric Blair

Song Performer

Jane Blewett

Hair

Cheryl Bonacci

Special Thanks To

Wally Booysen

Electrician

Phillip Boutte

Other

Johan Broekman

Other

Sieg Broekman

Other

Derek Browne

Camera Operator

Greg Cameron

Grip

Heather Cameron

On-Set Dresser

Morag Cameron

On-Set Dresser

Rob Cameron

Medic

David E Campbell

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Kim Capsopoulus

Assistant Art Director

Weston Chabvuta

Props

Peter Chaivatama

Liaison

Sylvester Chawanda

Production Assistant

Cosmas Chidumule

Song

Willy Chidyausiku

Grip

Costa Chikamba

Carpenter

Peter Chikamba

Carpenter

Charles Chinyuku

Production

Nomore Chitwe

Grip

Diana Cilliers

Costume Designer

Stanley Clay

Other

Hazel Crampton

Props

Con Cremins

Production Accountant

Rick Creswell

Special Effects Coordinator

Keith Crossley

Storyboard Artist

Tracy Crystal

Makeup

Gabriel Cubos

Boom Operator

Harmon Guy Cusack

Camera Operator

Betsy Danbury

Post-Production Accountant

Leo Davis

Location Casting

Michelle Davison

Other

Elaine Dawson

Wardrobe

Anton Debriun

Photography

Paul Delph

Song

Paul Delph

Song Performer

Cohen Duncan

Other

Hoseah Dzingirai

Camera Assistant

Andrew Eisen

Assistant Editor

Paul Fisher

Transportation Manager

Vincent Fletcher

Lighting

Alfonso Freeman

Other

Michael Freeman

On-Set Dresser

Alexandria French

Special Thanks To

Michael Friedlander

Assistant Editor

Michael Fullbright

Other

Michael L Games

Associate Producer

Jerry Gaona

Other

Elector Garabha

Wardrobe Assistant

Sandy Gervay

Other

Megan Gill

Assistant Editor

Arthur Goradema

Construction

Robert Greene

Photography

Kevin Greetham

Location Manager

Susan Grode

Special Thanks To

Sarah Grossman

Other

Dankert Guillaume

Set Decorator

Demson Gwaruere

Construction

Tendayi Gwaze

Props

Patience Gwende

Accounting Assistant

Arsenio Hall

Executive Producer

J.d. Hall

Other

Diane Hammond

Makeup

Singh Hardeep

Assistant

Paul Harlan

Special Thanks To

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Barbara Harris

Other

Jim Henrikson

Music Editor

Phil Hetos

Color Timer

Monhla Hlahla

Other

John Hlapolosa

Generator Operator

James Horner

Music

Ben Horowitz

Property Master

Pieter Hubbard

Sound Editor

Prince Hughes

Driver

Robert Humphreys

Electrician

J Allen Hurd

Sound Dubbing

Agatha Hurle

Production Assistant

Robert Jacobson

Special Thanks To

Shoni Kaitano

Location Assistant

David Kautare

Carpenter

Emma Kaye

Other

Richard Kendozwa

Art Department

Nomsa Khumalo

Other

Julia Klein

Liaison

Eddie Knight

Lighting Technician

Stanley Kondo

Production Assistant

Andy Kopetzky

Sound Editor

Lwazi Kubukeli

Other

Caseline Kunene

Other

Lama Khosi Kunene

Other

Raymond Kunene

Other

Ron Kunene

Other

Sambulo Kunene

Other

Thathakahle Kunene

Other

Allison Kuper

Caterer

John Lafayette

Other

Lori Laplante

Special Thanks To

Laura Law

Other

Refiloe Lephoto

Other

Richard Lightstone

Sound Mixer

Jimmy Ling

Sound Editor

Paul Lloyd

Other

Funki Loader

On-Set Dresser

David T Mabowe

Other

Lucky Mabowe

Other

Colin Macfarlane

Sound

Felix Madamombe

Production

Sonya Y Maddox

Other

Wilbert Magwaza

Other

Cephas Mahlabathi

Production Assistant

Marie Mahlanza

Other

Patrice Makgale

Other

Nicholas Makiwa

Driver

Peter Makwela

Generator Operator

Peter Malunga

Grip

Dexter Manata

Other

Nola Mangoaela

Other

Abner Mariri

Other

George Matambanadzo

Props

Francis Matambo

Production Assistant

Orchestre Super Matimila

Other

Lindiwe Mazuba

Special Thanks To

Lori Mccreary

Coproducer

Cory Mccrum-abdo

Post-Production Supervisor

Wayne Mckop

Production Assistant

Andrew Mcritchie

Assistant Editor

Gavin Meadon

Special Effects

Barrie Melrose

Production Supervisor

Gavin Mey

Stunt Coordinator

Peter Mgwenya

Production Assistant

Guy Micheletti

Grip

Ruth Mkhize

Other

Virginia Mkhize

Wardrobe Assistant

Patrick Mogapi

Other

Theresa Repola Mohammed

Negative Cutting

Stewart Monteith

Electrician

Lebo Morake

Other

James Moriana

Foley

Mark Moriarty

Photography

Robert 'moxy' Moxham

Props

Tracey Moxham

Art Director

Joyce Mtimkulu

Other

Greshen Mtongwizah

Carpenter

Albert Mtukela

Sound

Percy Mtwa

Play As Source Material

Samson Mudzamire

Electrician

Leonard Mundandi

Grip

Alice Munharira

Production Assistant

Shawn Murphy

Music

Grievas Muzenda

Camera

Sheila Mwatse

Other

Clemence Nalinge

Other

Tebogo Njobe

Other

Philip Notununu

Stunts

Peggy Ntswane

Other

Themba Nyamwedza

Sound

Peter Nyarambi

Props

Coaster Nziramasanga

Transportation

Remmy Ongala

Song Performer

Geoffrey Oryema

Song Performer

Geoffrey Oryema

Song

Colleen Park

Special Thanks To

Huck Penzell

Titles And Opticals

Leslie Perlman

Special Thanks To

Shoniwa Pfunde

Carpenter

Michael Philips

Production Designer

Bill Phillips

Sound

Bill Phillips

Adr Editor

John Phillips

Sound Editor

Sam Phillips

Other

Quentin A. Pierre

Assistant

Nontsikelelo Pietersen

Other

J Lamont Pope

Other

Samantha Putter

Production Coordinator

David Ramjee

Assistant

Joe E. Rand

Music Editor

Jennifer Reiley

Other

John T Reitz

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Gregory Rockman

Technical Advisor

Douglas Rodrigues

Casting Associate

Terrence Rodrigues

Grip

Erica Rogers

Other

Larry Rose

Special Thanks To

Gregg Rudloff

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Trynos Ruzani

Electrician

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Political
Release Date
1993
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Location
Harare, Zimbabwe

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 24, 1993

Limited Release in United States September 24, 1993

Released in United States on Video March 16, 1994

Released in United States September 1993

Released in United States February 1994

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals (Gala Presentations) September 9-18, 1993.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 10-21, 1994.

Directorial debut for actor Morgan Freeman.

Feature film producing debut for TV personality Arsenio Hall.

Began shooting August 24, 1992.

Completed shooting October 27, 1992.

"Bopha" is Zulu for "detention" or "arrest."

In memory of Kevin Greetham.

Released in United States Fall September 24, 1993

Limited Release in United States September 24, 1993

Released in United States on Video March 16, 1994

Released in United States September 1993 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals (Gala Presentations) September 9-18, 1993.)

Released in United States February 1994 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 10-21, 1994.)