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  • Crime/detective
  • Action
  • 2004
  • Jason Xenopoulos
  • 110 mins

Summary

Political action thriller starring Michael Power. A dashing international journalist uncovers corruption in his African homeland. It appears that the president's plan to divert the defence budget into a clean water scheme is viewed with considerable hostility - and people will stop at nothing to prevent the success of the project.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Michael PowerCleveland Mitchell
William Le TroisNick Boraine
JomoHakeem Kae-Kazim
The presidentRichard Mofe-Damijo
Anita ChiamaMoshidi Motshegwa
Sabina SikoThami Ngubeni
Ed JohnsonTerence Reis
Colonel Jay SilvermanDan Robbertse
Charles OjukaPatrick Shai
Harry MogajiOmanza Eugene Shaw

Crew

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DirectorJason Xenopoulos

Details

Languages
English
Guidance
Violence and some swearing.
Formats
Colour
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