One of the most eagerly awaited theatrical releases of 2012, Leon Schuster’s Mad Buddies, has completed filming across Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal.
Mad Buddies is the latest comedy caper from the legendary South African filmmaker and fans can now view the first hilarious trailer as well as see a teaser poster for the film right here.
Leon Schuster broke his own record this past weekend when Schuks Tshabalala became the biggest ever Schuster-helmed feature film, surpassing his previous record-holder, Mr Bones 2, for earnings over the concurrent number of weeks of its release in 2008.
At the end of its sixth weekend on circuit Mr Bones 2 had earned R 29,3 million according to the industry top 10. Schuks Tshabalala has earned R 29,5 million in the same period, placing it 2% ahead of Mr Bones 2 for the weeks in question. Read more
Schuks Tshabalala (Leon Schuster) and his friend, Shorty (Alfred Ntombela), are commissioned by the 2010 tourism body to produce a movie as a visual guide and aid for foreigners coming to SA for the World Cup. Read more
Set both in the past and the present day, this is the story of a King who is given a gemstone by a dying Indian. The stone is cursed and causes the king to become possessed by the spirit of the mischievous Indian. It is up Mr. Bones (Leon Schuster), the royal witch to cure his King and get rid of this cursed stone by returning the gem to its home in an Indian fishing village. Read more
After an actor (Leon Schuster) is fired by his director, he resorts to disguising himself as a black woman. While on the run, he finds himself in the home of an American woman, who mistakes him for her new maid. Attracted to her, he continues the charade, but things get more complicated when he finds out that her boyfriend is the director who fired him. At the same time, he adopts another disguise so that he can court his new boss. As the situation gets more complicated, things eventually come to a head and the truth comes out… with disasterous consquences. Read more
The king of the fictitious Kavuki tribe is ageing and does not have a male heir to take over his throne. Enter a white sangoma, Mr. Bones (Leon Schuster) who has been living with the tribe since childhood and who has learnt the art of divining the future by reading the bones. Read more
With his noticeable signature, Leon Schuster is set to keep South Africa in hysterics with his latest batch of “candid camera” skits. It’s the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the candid truth…
When Hanky Pranky (Leon Schuster), star of a candid camera TV show, loses his job to affirmative action, he applies for a job at a stress academy. It´s not long before Schucks discovers his new boss, Jack Paddaman, is as crooked as they come, but it´s too late: the employment contract is signed and sealed.
A year passes, and Schucks is no better off. However, his candid camera videos, which poke fun at all sectors of post-1994 South Africa, prove a big hit with stressed-out government ministers. When the president asks Paddaman to make a movie to benefit street children, Schucks and his pals do all the hard work while Paddaman plans how he can get hold of the profits from the video sales. Add a scatterbrained secretary, a lovelorn traffic cop and a cunning street child and you have a roll-in-the aisles comedy with a distinctly South African flavour.
In Apartheid South Africa, white boy Rhino Laubeschakne (Leon Schuster) and Zulu Mashebela were best friends until Rhino, pressured by his American girlfriend, Rowena, shoots a can off Zulu’s head, abruptly ending their friendship. 25 years later, Zulu has become a car thief in New York, picking up an American accent but not forgetting his roots as “the champion mud slinger of the world”. The prison’s warden gets Zulu deported back to Africa by the Threatened Immigrants Right-wing Defence, or TIRD. Read more
This hilarious Leon Schuster film takes place in the “New South Africa” – a country so topsy-turvy you might even recognise it! Schuster plays Sweet Coetzee a TV Sports Commentator who goes on the ultimate “trip” and Alfred Ntombela plays Short – his pint-sized black sidekick. Read more