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Invictus

"His people needed a leader. He gave them a champion."

Newly elected president Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby team as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match.

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Released: Dec 11th, 2009
Budget: N/A
Revenue: $36,546,682.00

Invictus Main Cast

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Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
plays Nelson Mandela
Matt Damon
Matt Damon
plays François Pienaar
Tony Kgoroge
Tony Kgoroge
plays Jason Tshabalala
Patrick Mofokeng
Patrick Mofokeng
plays Linga Moonsamy
Matt Stern
Matt Stern
plays Hendrick Booyens
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Near the end of the movie, François Pienaar mentions Mandela's "30 years in that cell," referencing his visit to Mandela's cell on Robben Island. In fact, Mandela spent about 17.5 of his 27 years of imprisonment in the cell on Robben Island. He was imprisoned in Johannesburg and then Pretoria for about a year and a half during his trial, then sent to Robben Island for 17.5 years. He was moved to Pollsmoor Prison for 6 years, then to Victor Verster Prison for 2 years until his release. When Mandela's earlier arrests and imprisonments are factored in, he did spend about 30 years in prison, just not at Robben Island. (See Mandela's autobiography Long Walk to Freedom.)
  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): When the Springboks are running in Moulli Point past the lighthouse, a current model 2009 Range Rover drives past them, but the film is set in 1995.
  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): In the scene where Mandela opens a drawer and removes his estranged wife's bracelet, you can clearly see a few coins with the new South African coat-of-arms on. This coat of arms was only introduced in the year 2000.
  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): When François Pienaar (Matt Damon) leaves the bus on the beginning of their tour of South Africa in 1994, a closeup on his feet shows the triple stripe logo of Adidas on his shoes. That logo was used beginning 1997, and before that the logo was the old Trefoil.
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