Having spent 10 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 final destination

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  1. Harold Nebenzal


  2. Peter Driscoll


  3. Rod Amateau


  4. Ralph Nelson


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  1. Sidney Poitier

    Sidney Poitier

    Shack Twala

  2. Michael Caine

    Michael Caine

    Jim Keogh

  3. Nicol Williamson

    Nicol Williamson

    Major Horn

  4. Prunella Gee

    Prunella Gee

    Rina Van Niekirk

  5. Saeed Jaffrey

    Saeed Jaffrey


  6. Persis Khambatta

    Persis Khambatta

    Persis Ray

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 45m

Budget -

Revenue -

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  • February 1, 1975



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