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Title:
Catch a fire
Publication Information:
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures, 2007.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (1 hr., 37 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD; dual layer format; region 1; anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic material involving torture and abuse, violence and brief language.
Language:
English
Language Note:
Subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing; dialogue in English (Dolby Digital 5.1) or French (Dolby Digital 5.1) with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.

Special features: Audio commentary with director Philip Noyce, Patrick Chamusso, Robyn Slovo, Tim Robbins, Derek Luke and Bonnie Henna; deleted scenes.
Abstract:
The true story of a South African hero's journey to freedom. In the country's turbulent and divided times in the 1980s, Patrick Chamusso is an oil refinery foreman and soccer coach who is apolitical. That is, until he and his wife Precious are jailed. Patrick is stunned into action against the country's oppressive reigning system, even as police Colonel Nic Vos further insinuates himself into the Chamussos' lives.
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An apolitical South African oil-refinery worker and soccer coach is forced into terrorism as a means of fighting back against the brutality of the apartheid regime in director Phillip Noyce's dramatic look at the life of one-time political prisoner and freedom fighter Patrick Chamusso. In the 1980s, Patrick (Derek Luke) and his wife Precious (Bonnie Henna) lived a peaceful life until one fateful day, when on an overnight trip with his team, Patrick is singled out as the prime suspect in a bombing at the refinery. Placed in solitary confinement, with his wife and family brutalized by government agent Nic Vos (Tim Robbins), the young family man is eventually cleared of charges, but his life is in shambles. Devastated and distraught, Patrick soon begins working as a rebel fighter and political operative for Nelson Mandela's African National Congress. As the oppressed country's powerful apartheid regime continues to torture and torment its citizens, the now-radicalized Patrick must disappear from his family without a trace and go undercover if he is to aid in toppling the system that destroyed his family, and forever changed his outlook on the world. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi