Glory Game - The Joost van der Westhuizen Story

To live the live of a legend. To be handed a death sentence. To discover true courage. To live life.

Glory Game - The Joost van der Westhuizen Story
South African rugby hero Joost van der Westhuizen was diagnosed with motor neuron disease, a crippling illness that attacks the central nervous system, causing disability and death. But, where others might struggle to accept their lot, Joost has tackled it with dignity and humour. In his battle against the disease, he fought for his life, and for the future of his fellow sufferers, and rediscovered his humanity. More than a team player, Joost has become Man of the Match. This is his story.

90 minutes.
Parental Guidance 7-9 (Language).
Documentary, Sports, South African, On the art circuit

Not currently showing on the local cinema circuit.

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Joost van der Westhuizen and others
Odette Schwegler
CinematographyMichael Yelseth, Ian Miller, Natalie Haarhof, Thomas Pretorius
Sound formats
Made in2015
Produced byBlink Pictures (Pty) Ltd.

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreSports documentary
LanguageLow impact, infrequent, not demeaning.
Drug abuseNone
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


Scale (Max)20

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