The Gods Must Be Crazy

The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

The critics are raving... the natives are restless... and the laughter is non-stop!

  • Genre: Action, Comedy
  • Release Date: 1980-09-10
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 1063 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 49min
  • Language: Afrikaans
  • Production Company: CAT Films
  • Production Country: South Africa, Botswana
  • Director: Jamie Uys
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A Coca-Cola bottle dropped from an airplane raises havoc among a normally peaceful tribe of African bushmen who believe it to be a utensil of the gods.

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  • Marius Weyers

    as Andrew Steyn
  • Sandra Prinsloo

    as Kate Thompson
  • N!xau

    as Xi
  • Louw Verwey

    as Sam Boga
  • Michael Thys

    as Mpudi
  • Nic De Jager

    as Jack Hind
  • Fanyana H. Sidumo

    as Card 1
  • Joe Seakatsie

    as Card 2
  • Brian O'Shaughnessy

    as Mr. Thompson
  • Ken Gampu

    as President
  • Paddy O'Byrne

    as Narrator (voice)
  • Graham Armitage

    as The Reverend (voice) (uncredited)
  • Vera Blacker

    as Mrs. Thompson (uncredited)
  • Katinka Heyns

    as Young Woman with Noise in Her Head (uncredited)
  • Janet Meshad

    as Kate Thompson (voice) (uncredited)
  • Jamie Uys

    as The Reverend (uncredited)
Editing Stanford C. Allen Consulting Editor
Writing Jamie Uys Screenplay
Directing Jamie Uys Director
Camera Jamie Uys Director of Photography
Editing Jamie Uys Editor
Production Jamie Uys Producer
Sound John Boshoff Original Music Composer
Camera Buster Reynolds Director of Photography
Production Boet Troskie Executive Producer
Camera Robert Lewis Director of Photography
Crew Daan Retief Dialogue Coach
Art Caroline Burls Art Direction
Directing Caroline Burls Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Mij Reynolds Costume Design
Sound Roelf Van Jaarsveld Sound Editor
Directing Kobus Kruger Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Gail Grobbelaar Costume Design
Directing Di Yates Script Supervisor
Crew Paul Ballinger Special Effects
Costume & Make-Up William Bell Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Olga Lombard Makeup Artist
Editing Sue Antelme Assistant Editor
Editing Gerda van den Broek Assistant Editor
Sound Chris Fellows Sound Mixer
Sound Nelson Mabasha Sound