Having spent ten years in prison for nationalist activities, Shack Twala is finally ordered released by the South African Supreme Court, but he finds himself almost immediately on the run after a run-in with the Police. Assisted by his lawyer Rina Van Niekirk and visiting British engineer Jim Keogh, he heads for Capetown where he hopes to recover a stash of diamonds, meant to finance revolutionary activities, that he had entrusted to a dentist before his incarceration. Along the way, they are followed by Major Horn of the South African State Security Bureau, and it becomes apparent that he has no intention of arresting them until they reach their destination.
In the fight for freedom, you have to break all the rules.
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Did You Know?
Most of this movie is set in South Africa, in Johannesburg and Cape Town, but due to the political sensitivity of anti-Apartheid, no attempt was made to film there. See more
While struggling with Persis, Shack was glazed by a bullet on the right side but it miraculously healed in the next scene. See more
The police sure are busy tonight.
In a police state, the police are always busy.
All the Wishing in the World
Music by Stanley Myers
Lyrics by Don Black
Sung by Diane Solomon See more