The Power of One 29 years old

An exhilarating epic of a triumph of the heart.

The Power of One

PK, an English orphan terrorized for his family's political beliefs in Africa, turns to his only friend, a kindly world-wise prisoner, Geel Piet. Geel teaches him how to box with the motto “fight with your fists and lead with your heart”. As he grows to manhood, PK uses these words to take on the system and the injustices he sees around him - and finds that one person really can make a difference.


Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman

Geel Piet

Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig

Sergeant Botha

Marius Weyers
Marius Weyers

Prof. Daniel Marais

Clive Russell
Clive Russell

Sergeant Bormann

Stephen Dorff
Stephen Dorff

P.K. Age 18

John Gielgud
John Gielgud

St. john

The Power of One Cast

Name Character
Morgan Freeman He was 54, now 84 years old as Geel Piet
Adam Fogerty He was 23, now 52 years old as Andress Malan
Daniel Craig He was 24, now 53 years old as Sergeant Botha
Stephen Dorff He was 18, now 48 years old as P.K. Age 18
John Gielgud He was 87, 96 years old when he died as St. john
Armin Mueller-Stahl He was 61, now 90 years old as Doc
Marius Weyers He was 47, now 76 years old as Prof. Daniel Marais
Clive Russell He was 46, now 75 years old as Sergeant Bormann
Fay Masterson She was 18, now 47 years old as Maria
Nomadlozi Kubheka as Nanny
Agatha Hurle as Midwife
Nigel Ivy as P.K. Newborn
Tracy Brooks Swope She was 39, now 68 years old as Mother
Brendan Deary as P.K. Infant
Winston Mangwarara as Tonderai Infant
Guy Witcher as P.K. Age 7
Tonderai Masenda as Tonderai
Cecil Zilla Mamanzi as Ranch Foreman
John Turner He was 62, now 92 years old as Afrikaner Minister
Robbie Bulloch as Jaapie Botha
Gordon Arnell as Minister at Mother's Funeral
Jeremiah Mnisi as Dabula Manzi
Paul Tingay as Grandfather
Hywell Williams as Captain
Michael Brunner He was 2, now 26 years old as Commandant Van Zy
Gert Van Niekirk as Lt. Smit
Simon Fenton He was 15, now 45 years old as P.K. Age 12
Winston Ntshona He was 50, now 80 years old as Mlungisi
Ed Beeten as Prison Commissioner
Dominic Walker He was 43, now 73 years old as Morrie Gilbert
Robert Thomas Reed as School Fight Opponent
Roy Francis He was 69, 92 years old when he died as Referee
Eric Nobbs He was 38, now 67 years old as City Cop #1
Ian Roberts He was 26, now 56 years old as Hoppie Gruenewald

The Power of One Crew

Name Department
Robert Mark Kamen as Screenplay. He was 44 (now 74) years old Writing
Steven Reuther as Executive Producer. He was 41 (59) years old when He died Production
Leslie Tomkins as Art Direction. She was 44 (now 73) years old Art
Kevin Phipps as Art Direction. Art
Amanda Knight as Makeup Artist. She was 7 (now 21) years old Costume & Make-Up
Caro Jones as Casting. She was 69 (86) years old when She died Production
Graham Burke as Executive Producer. He was 1 (now 28) years old Production
Doug Seelig as Producer. Production
Greg Coote as Executive Producer. He was 49 (now 79) years old Production
Bryce Courtenay as Novel. He was 58 (79) years old when He died Writing
Roy Button as Line Producer. Production
Roger Hall as Production Design. He was 53 (now 82) years old Art
Martin Hitchcock as Art Direction. Art
Karen Brookes as Set Decoration. Art
Tom Rand as Costume Design. He was 7 (now 21) years old Costume & Make-Up
Colin Jamison as Hairstylist. Costume & Make-Up
Lisa Tomblin as Hairstylist. She was 7 (now 21) years old Costume & Make-Up
Doreen A. Dixon as Post Production Supervisor. Crew
Richard J. Gelfand as Executive In Charge Of Production. Production
Hans Zimmer as Music. He was 34 (now 64) years old Sound
Dean Semler as Cinematography. He was 49 (now 78) years old Crew
John G. Avildsen as Director. He was 56 (81) years old when He died Directing
John G. Avildsen as Editor. He was 56 (81) years old when He died Editing
Trevor Jolly as Editor. Editing
Kevin De La Noy as Production Supervisor. He was 30 (now 59) years old Production
Rory Kilalea as Production Supervisor. Production
Peter Frampton as Makeup Artist. He was 41 (now 71) years old Costume & Make-Up
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The Power of One (29 years)

An exhilarating epic of a triumph of the heart.

  • Release day: Friday, March 27, 1992
  • Runtime: 127 minutes