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« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2013, 01:22:04 PM »

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) was pretty blatant in its anti-white...I mean, anti-apartheid message. This movie was my first glimpse into the politics of Danny Glover, an actor whose movies that I boycott with half-measures these days; meaning that while I don't flat-out avoid his movies anymore, I am definitely not in a big rush to run out and watch a movie that has him in the casting line-up.

I was 15 years old when that movie came out, and even back then the movie rubbed me the wrong way, and I'm an American too! Remember, that was when the whole "FREE NELSON MANDELA" fad was going on here in the States, too. When I read up a little on Umkhonto we Sizwe, the anti-apartheid group that Mandela co-founded and what that group did to innocent civilians in South Africa, I can see why he was thrown in jail. Kinda like when the U.S. Government imprisoned Geronimo for much the same reasons; even as a Native American, I can understand that people have to get punished for their crimes, regardless of how noble that their efforts might be perceived to be. After all, Robin Hood, when you boil it all down, was still nothing but a common criminal.
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« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2013, 11:15:27 PM »

You "detest" A DRY WHITE SEASON?  
No offense or disrespect intended, AHD but I detest not just that one, but any anti-South African film. I did however buy a VHS of it for the archives as I did with Lethal Weapon 2 and Cry Freedom.
No offense taken.  I think I need to learn more about South African politics.  I might have seen A DRY WHITE SEASON, but, I don't remember it well.  It's true there was a lot of support in the USA at the time of the film's release for NELSON MANDELA, but particular ramifications regarding your homeland I am ignorant of. 
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« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2013, 03:50:14 AM »

You "detest" A DRY WHITE SEASON?  
No offense or disrespect intended, AHD but I detest not just that one, but any anti-South African film. I did however buy a VHS of it for the archives as I did with Lethal Weapon 2 and Cry Freedom.
No offense taken.  I think I need to learn more about South African politics.  I might have seen A DRY WHITE SEASON, but, I don't remember it well.  It's true there was a lot of support in the USA at the time of the film's release for NELSON MANDELA, but particular ramifications regarding your homeland I am ignorant of. 

I have a German friend who told me that she loathes Stanley Kramer's Judgement At Nuremberg in the same way that I loathe Cry Freedom.
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« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2013, 11:21:23 PM »

You "detest" A DRY WHITE SEASON?  
No offense or disrespect intended, AHD but I detest not just that one, but any anti-South African film. I did however buy a VHS of it for the archives as I did with Lethal Weapon 2 and Cry Freedom.
No offense taken.  I think I need to learn more about South African politics.  I might have seen A DRY WHITE SEASON, but, I don't remember it well.  It's true there was a lot of support in the USA at the time of the film's release for NELSON MANDELA, but particular ramifications regarding your homeland I am ignorant of.  
I have a German friend who told me that she loathes Stanley Kramer's Judgement At Nuremberg in the same way that I loathe Cry Freedom.
JUDGEMENT AT NUREMBERG has its dated flaws also.  I like that movie, but recognize its shortcomings.  With a lot of older films, casting choices are expedient, as are scripts.
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