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.
Director Phillip Noyce (Clear and Present Danger, Patriot Games) captures the intensity and tension of a crucial moment in the history of a nation and the life of one man in Catch a Fire, available on DVD January 30, 2007 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Oscar® winner Tim Robbins (Mystic River, The Shawshank Redemption) and Derek Luke (Glory Road, Friday Night Lights) star in this gripping saga of one innocent man's transformation into a national hero. Based on the true story of Patrick Chamusso, Catch a Fire vividly renders the turmoil and political intrigue of South Africa as the white apartheid government struggles to maintain its control of the black majority. Vibrantly photographed on location in South Africa and Mozambique, Catch a Fire has been critically acclaimed for its powerful portrayals and its still passion and insight into issues that still resonate today.
Catch a Fire tells the true-life tale of Patrick Chamusso (Derek Luke), an oil refinery worker in 1980s South Africa who is transformed into a warrior against apartheid by his experience with law enforcement. After being falsely accused of a bombing and tortured by the brutal Colonel Nic Vos (Tim Robbins), Chamusso is radicalized and begins a journey that will make him one of South Africa's heroes. The DVD is priced at $29.98.
Director: Phillip Noyce
Written By: Shawn Slovo
Cast: Tim Robbins, Derek Luke, Bonnie Henna, Patrick Chamusso
- Exclusive Audio Commentary with director Phillip Noyce, producer Robyn Slovo, writer Shawn Slovo, actors Tim Robbins, Derek Luke, and Bonnie Henna, and Patrick Chammuso.
- Deleted Scenes
- Run Time: 1 Hour 37 Minutes
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35:1
- Rating: PG-13
- Rating Reason: thematic material involving torture and abuse, violence and brief language
- Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1 / French Dolby Digital 5.1
- Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French
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