Ster-Kinekor hosts exclusive pre-release screenings of Schuster’s new film, Schucks! Pay back the money!

By Faeza
19 August 2015

Oh Schuks!  It’s coming soon to a big screen near you…

South Africa’s foremost prankster and funny man is back, and his latest film is sure to get South Africans rolling in the aisles with laughter – both at the film, and at themselves.

Leon Schuster’s latest comedy caper, Schuks! Pay Back the Money!, is scheduled to release at cinemas nationwide from Friday, 28 August. However, the country’s leading cinema chain is giving you an opportunity to see the movie before its official release.

Ster-Kinekor has a treat in store for Schuster fans around the country, with exclusive pre-screenings of this hilarious film at all its cinema sites for one day only – on Saturday, 22 August. The pre-screenings will apply to the 12:00, 14:00, 17:00 and 20:00 show times, and bookings are now open.

In Schuks! Pay Back the Money!, Schuks (Leon Schuster) inadvertently loses rugby’s Holy Grail – the Currie Cup – and what follows is a hilarious journey to pay for what he has done. In lieu of a R1 million fine, the Sports Minister (Desmond Dube) offers Schuks a lifeline to create a documentary film that shows South Africa in a positive light.

As the documentary takes shape, the Currie Cup traverses its own perilous journey as it moves from two clueless crooks, Bossie (Ivan Lucas) and Savage (Gerrit Schoonhoven), to an enterprising traffic officer and a conniving pawnbroker, among others.

What would a Schuks film be without a few candid camera moments? True to form, the ‘documentary’ features a series of brand new gags, featuring unsuspecting South African citizens and a host of famous personalities and celebrities - both past and current.

The film reunites Schuster with another comedy giant Desmond Dube, who also appeared in Panic Mechanic (1996) and The Millennium Menace (1999), as well as Ivan D. Lucas and Gerrit Schoonhoven, reprising the roles of the bumbling villains. Adding a touch of glamour, SA Idols finalist and South African theatre award winner Bianca Le Grange makes her big screen debut in the movie.

Schuks! Pay Back the Money! also reunites the highly successful Schuster team with producer André Scholtz and director and co-writer Gray Hofmeyr. The film releases at Ster-Kinekor cinemas nationally on Friday, 28 August.

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For more information on the exclusive Schuks! Pay Back the Money! pre-screenings on Saturday, 22 August, and to make bookings, download the Ster-Kinekor App on your smart-phone. To find out what other exciting promotions Ster-Kinekor has on offer, visit or Follow @sterkinekor on Twitter or Facebook at Ster-Kinekor Theatres. For queries, call Ticketline on 0861 MOVIES (668 437) or you can book at the box office.