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Stander Movie Review Summary

Actors: Thomas Jane, Dexter Fletcher, David O'Hara, Marius Weyers, Ashley Taylor, Deborah Kara Unger

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In Apartheid-era South Africa, white police Captain Andre Stander (Thomas Jane) lives in a big house with a beautiful wife (Deborah Kara Unger), totally content with his existence. But when he shoots and kills an unarmed man while quelling a Zulu riot, he begins to question his society and his place in it.
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Entering a bank one day, he makes the spontaneous decision to stick up one of the tellers. Easily getting away with a big wad of money, he begins robbing dozens of banks, all the while refining his technique, adding various disguises and using his position on the police force to send investigators around in circles.

When his best friend (Ashley Taylor) finally busts him and he is sentenced to 30 years in prison, it looks like Stander's story is over. But he teams up with two cellmates, petty thief Lee (Dexter Fletcher) and fellow bank robber Allan (David O'Hara), to stage a daring prison break.

Teaming up to form the Stander Gang, the trio become national celebrities as they go on a bank robbery spree the likes of which the country has never seen. They rob banks twice, stick up a bank literally under the noses of the task force sent to trap them, and always get away clean.

As the robberies grow more brazen, and the police manhunt grows more intense, Stander begins to fantasize about getting away to Florida with his wife. But first, he and the boys intend to pull one, last score at Johannesburg Airport.
The review of this Movie prepared by James Craver



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   police corruption    -   criminals (shown sympathetically) on the run    -   armed robbers!    -   Thief/Con Artist POV story

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

Africa    -   Yes Kind of Africa:    -   White Enclave City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude male butt Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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