Mama Jack DVD Cover
|Directed by||Gray Hofmeyr|
|Music by||Didi Kriel|
South African English|
Tagline: He's hiding out... in someone else! or alternatively He's back... in black!
Set in Cape Town, South Africa Mama Jack is the story of Jack Theron, an ordinary person working on a film set as a grip. However, his movie producer boss, John Daragon, hates him and wants to remove him from the production of the movie they are producing about Nelson Mandela, Sweet Bird of Freedom. In a bid to get rid of Jack, the producer spikes his drink with a fictitious drug, Mama Africa at a glamorous function, and before long Jack has unwittingly offended all the attending dignitaries, ruined the function and got himself on the wrong side of the law while hallucinating.
While on the run, Jack turns to his friend and house mate, Shorty, who is a make-up artist who turns him into "Mama Bolo". Mama Bolo soon finds “herself” employed by the producer’s fiancée, Angela, and begins to fall in love with her. A series of deceptions and misunderstandings pile up and comic mayhem ensues with Jack Theron becoming another character, Doctor Donald, a tramp from Scotland.
The movie ends with Mama Bolo being found out by her dress being torn off her when Stanley stands on the long, green train of her dress. John admits to drugging Jack and is arrested and put in prison, although we see him escaping through a manhole cover in the road at the end of the film.
- Leon Schuster as Jack Theron, Mama Bolo, Dr. Donald
- Alfred Ntombela as Shorty Dladla
- Mary-Ann Barlow as Angela
- Lionel Newton as John Daragon
- Jerry Mofokeng as Stanley
- Laura Catlin as Rivonia Ryder
- Andrea Dondolo as Sisi Dladla
- Lee Duru as Gladys
- Bongi Mdongwe as Innocence
- Shaleen Surtie-Richards as Mayoress
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