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Zulu (1964)

 -  Drama | History | War  -  17 June 1964 (USA)
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Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lt. John Chard R.E.
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James Booth ...
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Colour-Sgt. Bourne
Ivor Emmanuel ...
Pvt. Owen
Paul Daneman ...
Sgt. Maxfield
Glynn Edwards ...
Cpl. Allen
Neil McCarthy ...
Pvt. Thomas
David Kernan ...
Pvt. Hitch
Gary Bond ...
Pvt. Cole
Peter Gill ...
Pvt. 612 Williams
Tom Gerrard ...
Lance Corporal
Patrick Magee ...
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Storyline

Two Lieutenants, Chard of Engineers and Bromhead find that their 140 man contingent in Natal has been isolated by the destruction of the main British Army column and that 4,000 Zulu warriors will descend on them in hours. Each has a different military background in tactics and they are immediatly in conflict on how to prepare for the attack. Nearly a third of the men are in the infirmary, as the welsh company tries to somehow survive with no help in sight. Based on a true story.

Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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zulu | warrior | battle | british army | defeat | See more »

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The supreme spectacle that had to come thundering out of the most thrilling continent! See more »

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Drama | History | War

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 June 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Zoulou  »

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(35 mm magnetic prints)| (70 mm prints)| (35 mm optical prints)

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2.20 : 1
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Trivia

The opening and closing narration is read by Richard Burton. See more »

Goofs

After Pvt Hook breaks into the doctor's cabinet and steals the brandy, he smashes the top off, when he takes a drink the bottle shape has changed. See more »

Quotes

Cpl. William Allen: You slovenly soldier, Hitch.
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Crazy Credits

The title has fire within its letters, and it flies directly at the screen. Additionally, the title itself doesn't appear on screen until after the opening credits have finished rolling. See more »

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Referenced in The Making of 'Zulu': Roll of Honour (2002) See more »

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Men of Harlech
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Performed by Army Soldiers
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a classic
5 May 2004 | by (SYDNEY) – See all my reviews

I watched three videos the other night: Belly of the Beast, Kill Bill#1, and ZULU. Belly was better than most of Seagals efforts lately, Bill had a bigger budget but was pretty ordinary, and last,at about 2am, I watched ZULU. Sure I was tired, but I soon got my second wind. The others, while more graphically violent, numbed my senses, wereas ZULU stimulated them!!! Who cares that the deaths were stylized (little gore) and there were no four-letter words...... While I can remember very little now about the first two, images dialog, music and camera from ZULU are still with me, days later. A sterling effort, you actually CARE about these people. This movie could not be produced today to this quality - even by the best in the world. A classic: five out of five. (loved the "colour seargant" character!!


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