It's South Africa 1990. Two major events are about to happen: The release of Nelson Mandela and, more importantly, it's Spud Milton's first year at an elite boys only private boarding school. John Milton is a boy from an ordinary background who wins a scholarship to a private school in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Surrounded by boys with nicknames like Gecko, Rambo, Rain Man and Mad Dog, Spud has his hands full trying to adapt to his new home. Along the way Spud takes his first tentative steps along the path to manhood. (The path it seems could be a rather long road). Spud is an only child. He is cursed with parents from well beyond the lunatic fringe and a senile granny. His dad is a fervent anti-communist who is paranoid that the family domestic worker is running a shebeen from her room at the back of the family home. His mom is a free spirit and a teenager's worst nightmare, whether it's shopping for Spud's underwear in the local supermarket

  1. Donovan Marsh

    Director, Screenplay

  2. John Van De Ruit


Top Billed Cast

  1. John Cleese

    John Cleese

    Mr. 'The Guv' Edly

  2. Troye Sivan

    Troye Sivan

    John 'Spud' Milton

  3. Sven Ruygrok

    Sven Ruygrok


  4. Jamie Royal

    Jamie Royal

    Henry 'Gecko' Barker

  5. Tom Burne

    Tom Burne

    Vern 'Rain Main' Blackadder (as Thomas Burne)

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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 3, 2010


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 43m

Budget $5,000,000.00

Revenue -

Homepage http://spudthemovie.com/



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