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PG-13| 1 hr. 42 min.

Plot Summary
Patrick Chamusso (Derek Luke), an apolitical black South African who works at an oil refinery, becomes a freedom fighter for the ANC after a brutal run-in with a government terror squad. Patrick stages daring solo attacks against the apartheid regime, even as a policeman (Tim Robbins) worms his way into the lives of Patrick and his family.

Cast: Tim Robbins , Derek Luke , Bonnie Henna , Mncedisi Shabangu , Tumisho K. Masha , Sithembiso Khumalo , Terry Pheto , Michele Burgers

Director: Phillip Noyce

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Distributor: Focus Features

Catch a Fire (2006)

Release Date: October 27th, 2006|1 hr. 42 min.

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  • This deeply moving and disturbing film derives power from being based on the true story of a black South African who does everything possible, no matter how degrading, to get by within an immoral system, but becomes radicalized almost despite himself. show more

  • Though preachy at times, Catch a Fire is a well-constructed action thriller elevated by Luke's performance. show more

  • An affecting story of punishment and crime, of betrayal and redemption marred by preachiness and a treacly ending, Catch a Fire is notable for its refusal to see things in terms of black and white. show more

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