Catch a Fire

MPAA Rated – PG-13
It’s 1:41 Long
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The Dude on the Right

Catch a Fire
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Starring: Derek Luke, Tim Robbins
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: Focus Features
Release Date: 2006
Directed By: Phillip Noyce

The trailer says this movie is based on a true story, so I’ll take its word for it. In any case, the trailer shows Derek Luke playing Patrick Chamusso. It’s South Africa in a time when things aren’t that great for the black population, in fact it pretty much sucks, but he’s been flying under the radar just trying to raise a family while working at the oil refinery. When there’s an explosion at the refinery, he gets taken in as a suspect, and while being held, and in trying to make him spill any beans, the bad folks fuck with Patrick’s wife. Low and behold they are both let go, but Patrick now knows that he has to now stand up for the rights of those being persecuted, so he takes the cause of the folks fighting the oppressors, because he knows that is the only way the blacks in South Africa can finally be recognized as people.

This looks like a really good movie, and Tim Robbins as the Secret Police dude looks great, but things are getting busy on the movie front (as they always do in the fall), so I have to sometimes decide between good films and popular films. I would like to catch this one, though, no matter what.

That’s it for this preview! I’m The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!