Critical Assignment

Critical Assignment

Jason Xenopoulos (2004)

110min
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The character of troubleshooting journalist Michael Power was created in 1999 to advertise Guinness in Africa. Confident, virile and heroic, Power not only helped double sales, but he also became one of the most familiar faces on the continent. So, naturally, he was given his own movie, in which he's as comfortable behind the controls of a helicopter as he is his PC. Jamaican-born, British-raised Cleveland Mitchell (who is actually credited in the movie as Michael Power) gives a Bond-like performance as he confounds the arms dealers who are planning a coup against a president who is diverting funds from weaponry to a clean water project. It's a straightforward thriller, politically sanitised, of course, though notable for its use of African locations, cast and crew.

Summary

The president of an African nation announces a plan to divert the country's defence budget to fund a clean water supply for the people. However, a journalist uncovers a conspiracy by arms dealers to overthrow him, and works to expose their plans. Political thriller, with Cleveland Mitchell, Moshidi Motshegwa, Terence Reis, Nick Boraine and Richard Mofe-Damijo.

Cast & Crew

Michael Power Cleveland Mitchell
William Le Trois Nick Boraine
Jomo Hakeem Kae-Kazim
The president Richard Mofe-Damijo
Anita Chiama Moshidi Motshegwa
Sabina Siko Thami Ngubeni
Ed Johnson Terence Reis
Colonel Jay Silverman Dan Robbertse
Charles Ojuka Patrick Shai
Harry Mogaji Omanza Eugene Shaw
Director Jason Xenopoulos
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence and some swearing.
Drama