|Writers||Screenplay: Anthony Peckham
Book: John Carlin
|Cast||Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman, Scott Eastwood, Langley Kirkwood, Robert Hobbs, Tony Kgoroge, Grant Roberts, Bonnie Henna, Patrick Holland, Patrick Mofokeng, Matt Stern|
|Genre||Drama / War|
|Budget||$60 000 000|
|Release Date||11 December 2009 (USA)|
|Tagline||His people needed a leader. He gave them a champion.|
A look at Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) from the fall of apartheid. The story is about Mandela’s release from prison, his election as President of South Africa and his attempts to use the 1995 Rugby World Cup as a vehicle to bring his people together, after the fall of apartheid. Led by their captain Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon), the South African team wins the tournament, upsetting the favourites New Zealand 15–12 in the final.