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Les Blair

Jump the Gun

Edition 1997
124' - 1996 - Drama - Dialogue: Zulu, English
Director: Les Blair Composer: Joe Nina With: Baby Cele, Lionel Newton, Rapulana Seiphemo, Thulani Nyembe
Clint is a moustachioed sparkie who comes from an oil rig to celebrate his birthday in Johannesburg and finds South Africa “getting very African”. In a bar, he meets up with ‘actress’ Minnie, a hapless hooker with a habit of changing her clothes in public, and an unexpected romance flowers. Another newcomer to the big city is Gugu, who falls in with a wheelchairbound ‘businessman’, but has ambitions to sing in a group being managed by Thabo, a moonlighting accountant. A wry comedy brings this motley crew together in British documentarist Les Blair’s improvisational South African feature, which recently won at the All African Film Awards. A jolly time should be had by all. (Phillip Bergson)

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Les Blair


Joe Nina


Baby Cele, Lionel Newton, Rapulana Seiphemo, Thulani Nyembe


Les Blair

Director of Photography

Seamus McGarvey


Oral Norrie Ottey


Indra De Lanerolle, Sarah Curtis

More information


Zulu, English

Countries of production

United Kingdom



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