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
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The epic story of courage, honour and pride.
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Did You Know?
The film was shot in the Royal Natal National Park, which is about 90 miles southwest of Rorke's Drift (the Amphitheater mountain forms a dramatic backdrop in the movie). The area surrounding the actual Rorke's Drift is nowhere near as mountainous as in the film. See more
Henry Hook is unfairly portrayed. According to Hook of Rorke's Drift by Barry C. Johnson, Bartletts Press, 2004: "[Hook] became the most famous private soldier in the annals of the British Army." He was "...a modest and exemplary hero." and "...the Producers of 'Zulu' originally intended to make to make Frederick Hitch, V.C., the 'malingerer' but decided, instead, to use Hook's name." See more
You mean your only plan is to stand behind a few feet of mealie bags and wait for the attack?
At the end of the opening credits 'and Introducing Michael Caine' is shown, this would suggest that this was his first film. In fact MC had previously had five credited film roles, numerous TV appearances and several uncredited film roles before appearing in Zulu. See more
Referenced in Sounds Ideal
Men of Harlech
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