The Power of One

The Power of One

Title: The Power of One

Release: 1992

Rating: 7.2

Language: English

Country: Australia, France, USA

Runtime: 127

Genre: Drama,Sport

The Power of One

Release 1992
Rating 7.2
Language English
Country Australia, France, USA
Runtime 127
Genre Drama,Sport



The Power of One is an intriguing story of a young English boy named Peekay and his passion for changing the world. Growing up he suffered as the only English boy in an Afrikaans school. Soon orphaned, he was placed in the care of a German national named Professor von Vollensteen (a.k.a. "Doc"), a friend of his grandfather. Doc develops Peekay's piano talent and Peekay becomes "assistant gardener" in Doc's cactus garden. It is not long after WWII begins that Doc is placed in prison for failure to register with the English government as a foreigner. Peekay makes frequent visits and meets Geel Piet, an inmate, who teaches him to box. Geel Piet spreads the myth of the Rainmaker, the one who brings peace to all of the tribes. Peekay is cast in the light of this myth. After the war Peekay attends an English private school where he continues to box. He meets a young girl, Maria, with whom he falls in love. Her father, Professor Daniel Marais, is a leader of the Nationalist Party of South ...

Director :

John G. Avildsen

Writer :

Bryce Courtenay (novel), Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay)

Actors :

... P.K. Age 18

... Gideon Duma

... Geel Piet

... Hoppie Gruenewald

... Prof. Daniel Marais

... P.K. Age 12