Dangerous Ground, directed by Darrell Roodt, is a 1997 dramatic crime thriller. In the film, Vusi Madlazi (Ice Cube) is an exiled freedom fighter from South Africa who has been living in the United States for 12 years. Unfortunately for Vusi, a family tragedy requires him to return to his small village in South Africa. Once there Vusi catches up with his brother Ernest (Sechaba Morojele). Vusi learns from his brother that their other brother, Stephen (Eric Miyeni), could not be reached, so he does not know about the tragedy the family has endured. Even though Vusi is anxious to return to the United States, he sets off to Johannesburg in search of his brother. While in Johannesburg, Vusi runs into his old neighbor/ex-girlfriend, Karen (Elizabeth Hurley). From Karen and others in South Africa, Vusi learns how much things in South Africa have changed since he left, not always for the better.