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.

  1. John Carlin


  2. Anthony Peckham


  3. Clint Eastwood


Top Billed Cast

  1. Morgan Freeman

    Morgan Freeman

    Nelson Mandela

  2. Matt Damon

    Matt Damon

    Francois Pienaar

  3. Tony Kgoroge

    Tony Kgoroge

    Jason Tshabalala

  4. Patrick Mofokeng

    Patrick Mofokeng

    Linga Moonsamy

  5. Matt Stern

    Matt Stern

    Hendrick Booyens

Full Cast & Crew




Status Released

Release Information

  • December 11, 2009


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 14m

Budget $60,000,000.00

Revenue $122,233,971.00



Content Score


Yes! Looking good!

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

By signing up for an account on TMDb, you can post directly to Twitter and Facebook.

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.


s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page