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From the Director of Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger comes Catch a Fire, an action packed journey of sabotage, corruption, alienation and murder. Academy Award winner Tim Robbins (Mystic River, The Shawshank Redemption) and Derek Luke (Glory Road, Friday Night Lights) star in this suspense thriller based on a true story. Set against a country in flames and two cultures at war, Catch a Fire is the gripping account of the spark that ignited a man, inspired a revolution and united a country.
Catch a Fire is an intelligent, fact-based apartheid thriller that tells the story of Patrick Chamusso (sympathetically played by Derek Luke), a South African wrongly accused, in 1980, of sabotaging the oil refinery where he worked. After both he and his wife are tortured by agents of the Boer government (led by a conflicted security chief played by Tim Robbins), Chamusso becomes a radicalized guerilla for the MK, or military wing, of the African National Congress. Filmed on the actual locations where its events took place, Catch a Fire bristles with urgent authenticity, its political cat-and-mouse game capably handled by director Philip Noyce, who applies the sensitivity of his acclaimed films Rabbit-Proof Fence and The Quiet American with the thriller expertise established in mainstream hits like Dead Calm and Patriot Games. The film's third-act shift toward conventional sabotage-and-manhunt plotting may seem jarring, but you can hardly blame Noyce and screenwriter Shawn Slovo (whose father led the MK when Chamusso joined) for sticking to the facts in a politically charged story handled with admirable humanity and compassion. --Jeff Shannon
This one of my favorite movies I've watched it over 4 times and I think this time I was able to understand the story behind it.Published 1 month ago by penni
This to was one of the movies I didn't received, and it was replaced, however it was an ok movie, culd hv been way better.Published 3 months ago by CupC@ke........
Best True Movie of the Year, Catch a fire will break your heart, filmed in south Africa
this movie is about the Blacks winning their Freedom. Read more
Superb retelling. Robbins and Luke are wonderful in this "cat and mouse" thriller of wits. I highly recommend this film which, if you are the least bit empathetic will... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Andianise
This movie is OK, not too exciting but it does have some interesting points and is based on a true story.Published 17 months ago by Emily Fleck
The movie is amazing with excellent acting from the main characters. Tim Robbins convincing as he descends into being a dark oppressive soulless character. Read morePublished 18 months ago by David Maynard
Mr. Chamusso's life is so much more powerful than this movie is able to portray. Check out the orphanage he started at TwoSisters.org.za. Quite the sequel to a life fully lived.Published 18 months ago by homerun