The Bang Bang Club

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $124,791Details
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Synopsis

The Bang Bang Club is the true story of four young combat photographers - Greg Marinovich, Joao Silva, Kevin Carter, and Ken Oosterbroek - bonded by friendship and their sense of purpose to tell the truth. In 1994, they risked their lives to tell the world of the brutality and violence associated with the first free elections in post-Apartheid South Africa, and exposed the plight of a nation to the international community through their courage under fire and Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalism. This intense period of civil war produced their best work but cost a heavy price, as the group's fearless dedication and willingness to push the limits of journalistic ethics brought about both their greatest professional achievements and also their most profound personal tragedies. Based on the book The Bang-Bang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War by Marinovich and Silva, this gripping film explores the thrills, danger, and moral ambiguity associated with representing war, and features stellar performances from Ryan Phillippe, Neels Van Jaarsveld, Frank Rautenbach, and Taylor Kitsch as the heroic young journalists who risk their lives for their cause and their craft.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
49% - Rotten
Audience
61% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: May 6th, 2011 (Limited) by TriBeca Films
MPAA Rating: R for strong brutal violence, disturbing images, pervasive language, some drug use and sexual content.
(Rating bulletin 2168, 4/20/2011)
Keywords: Photography, War, Political, Bigotry, Mental Illness, Biography, News
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization

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Cast

Ryan Phillippe    Greg Marinovich
Taylor Kitsch    Kevin Carter
Malin Akerman    Robin Comley
Neels Van Jaarsveld    Joćo Silva
Frank Rautenbach    Ken Oosterbroek

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Steven Silver
Screenwriter    Steven Silver
Producer    Lance Samuels
Producer    Daniel Iron
Producer    Adam Friedlander
Editor    Ronald Sanders
Director of Photography    Miroslaw Baszak
Production Designer    Emelia Weavind
Executive Producer    Kweku Mandela Amuah
Executive Producer    Laszlo Barna
Executive Producer    Neil Tabatznik
Executive Producer    Patrice Theroux
Executive Producer    Chris Ouwinga
Executive Producer    Omar Carrim
Executive Producer    Ahmed Omar Carrim
Executive Producer    Lal Bahrwaney
Executive Producer    Dr. Kwame Amuah
Executive Producer    Jannie Van Wyk
Executive Producer    Darryn Welch

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/05/06 65 $21,945   9 $2,438   $21,945 3
2011/06/10 87 $3,215   7 $459   $122,216 38

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