Stander (2004)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 56mins.
Genres Drama, Crime, Adventure
Keywords heist
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Bima Stagg Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Bronwen Hughes Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Bima Stagg Co-Producer n/a 170 3000009
Steven Markoff Executive Producer n/a 174 3000008
Jan Fantl Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Paul Raleigh Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Guy Travers Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Lester Cohen Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Nico Louw Sound n/a 120816 14000001
David Holmes Music n/a 120781 8000001
Robert Ivison Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jess Hall Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Frank Hubner Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Izadore Codron Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Ashley Taylor Actor Cor Van Deventer 1 1000005
Marius Weyers Actor General Stander 1 1000006
Deborah Kara Unger Actor Bekkie Stander 1 1000004
Dexter Fletcher Actor Lee McCall 1 1000003
David O'Hara Actor Alan Heyl 1 1000002
Peter Gardner Actor Allums 1 1000007
Bronwen Hughes Director n/a 2 2000001
David E Allen Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Martin Katz Producer n/a 3 3000003
Chris Roland Producer n/a 3 3000002
Julia Verdin Producer n/a 3 3000001
Thomas Jane Actor Andre Stander 1 1000001
Andre Stander is a young, white policeman enjoying the comforts of middle-class married life in late-1970s South Africa, a country riven by Apartheid. Deeply affected by the indiscriminate killing he witnesses and takes part in during Riot Patrol, Stander wordlessly makes a decision to defy the very system he has spent a lifetime enforcing. Stander's form of civil disobedience, however, takes an unusual form: a series of audacious, high-flying bank robberies, with the young police officer oftentimes returning to the scene of the crime as the lead investigating officer. Finally apprehended by his colleagues, Stander is jailed and subsequently befriends outlaws Allan Heyl and Lee McCall. Following a daring prison break, the "Stander Gang" commits dozens of bank robberies across the country, heists that grow increasingly bolder over time. In the eyes of the public, the Stander Gang's nose-thumbing disrespect for authority makes them into near-legendary folk heroes, modern-day equivalents of Bonnie & Clyde. To the South African government, however, the former police officer is a cause of embarrassment, and the Stander Gang are the most wanted men in the country.