He’s one of SA’s most successful filmmakers, and he’s a SAMA winner, too (thanks to his 1995 CD Hier Kom Die Bokke, which was the year’s top-selling album in SA). Now you can relive Schuster’s heyday with these movies available to stream on Showmax and DStv Now.
Frank & Fearless (2018) – DStv Now
Loveable old man Sonny Frank (Leon Schuster) teams up with 10-year-old rural boy Fearless (Themba Ntuli) to put a stop to rhino poaching … by kidnapping the ambassador of a South-East Asian country. But things don’t go according to plan, and the two find themselves coming up against a platoon of merciless poachers, led by the terrifying ranger turned poacher, Dolf (Kenneth Nkosi), Sonny’s nemesis from long ago.
Oh Schucks, It’s Schuster! (1989) – Showmax
Leon Schuster returns with more candid-camera fun, again setting up funny pranks for unsuspecting members of the public. But just as they are about to go crazy, he reveals the con to smiles and laughter in this slapstick classic.
You Must Be Joking! (1986) – Showmax
Revisit Leon Schuster’s groundbreaking candid-camera slapstick movie, as he lures unwitting South Africans into ridiculous situations, watches them lose it and then takes off the mask. Still a classic more than 30 years later!
Mr Bones (2001) – Showmax
The long-lost son of an African king is now a successful golfer in the US. His father sends his white medicine man (Leon Schuster) to bring the star athlete back to take over the kingdom – but who’s going to believe this fool?
Mr Bones 2 (2008) – Showmax
Leon Schuster’s medicine man has to help save the kingdom once again, this time by finding a rare and supposedly magical stone that was lost in India. Is that country ready for this crazy dude? Of course not!
Millennium Menace (1999) – Showmax
It’s the 21st Century, but we’re all still the same strange people who can (or can’t) take a joke. Leon Schuster puts that to the test in this funny candid-camera movie, playing the fool to help us find the funny in our everyday lives. Watch now »
Mad Buddies (2012) – DStv Now
Leon Schuster and Kenneth Nkosi play two worst enemies who get conned into starring in a reality show – by trickster Tanit Phoenix.