The Gods Must Be Crazy

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The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980, South Africa) is a Cult Comedy film directed by Jamie Uys.


Main Details

  • Released on September 10, 1980 (U.S. premiere on July 9, 1984, full release on October 26, 1984)
  • Color
  • Running time: 109 minutes
  • Production Co.: C.A.T. Films| Mimosa Films
  • Distribution Co.: Jensen Farley Pictures| 20th Century Fox
  • Written and directed by Jamie Uys
  • Starring: N!xau, Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo

Plot Summary

  • A South African bushman finds a Coke bottle that got thrown out of an airplane, leading to a culture clash.


  • An epic comedy of absurd proportions!
  • The critics are raving... the natives are restless... and the laughter is non-stop!
  • At last, a comedy everyone can laugh with!
  • A sly comedy from Africa -
  • It's PRIMITIVE! . . . It's POIGNANT! . . . It's PERTURBING! but it will make you laugh, cheer and shout!
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