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The tension and terror that is present-day South Africa is powerfully portrayed in director Richard Attenborough's sweeping story of black activist Stephen Biko (Denzel Washington) and a liberal white newspaper editor who risks his own life to bring Biko'… View More
Genres Drama, Historical
Director Richard Attenborough
Starring Kevin Kline, Penelope Wilton, Denzel Washington, Kevin McNally View More
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Movie Summary

The tension and terror that is present-day South Africa is powerfully portrayed in director Richard Attenborough's sweeping story of black activist Stephen Biko (Denzel Washington) and a liberal white newspaper editor who risks his own life to bring Biko's message to the world. After learning of apartheid's true horrors through Biko's eyes, editor Donald Woods (Kevin Kline) discovers that his friend has been silenced by the police. Determined not to let Biko's message go unheard, Woods undertakes a perilous quest to escape South Africa and bring Biko's remarkable tale of courage to the world. The riveting, true story offers a stirring account of man at his most evil and most heroic.
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Movie Details

Genres Drama, Historical
Director Richard Attenborough
Starring Kevin Kline, Penelope Wilton, Denzel Washington, Kevin McNally, Timothy West, Juanita Waterman, John Hargreaves, Alec McCowen, Zakes Mokae
Studio Name Universal Studios
Release Date 1987
VUDU Release Date 10/17/2007
Rating PG About Ratings
Running Time 157 minutes
Language English
Audio Tracks SD/Enhanced Widescreen, Dolby Digital

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