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Yankee Zulu (1993)

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As children, Rhino and Zulu were best friends, until an incident causes them to go their separate ways. They meet up again as adults when Zulu, who has spent years in the United States, has... See full summary »

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Rhino Labuschagne
John Matshikiza ...
Zulu Mashabela
Wilson Dunster ...
Captain Diehard
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Rowena Labuschagne
Michelle Bowes ...
Tienkie
Skye Svorinic ...
Ruan Mandelstam ...
Bobo Seritsani ...
Mari Michael ...
Young Rowena (as Marie Van Deventer)
Mbali Dladla ...
Thandi
Julius Van Zyl ...
Jumbo
Julie Strijdom ...
Ma
Peter Hugo ...
Tolla van der Merwe ...
Uncle Bok
Chris Biko ...
Shadrack
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As children, Rhino and Zulu were best friends, until an incident causes them to go their separate ways. They meet up again as adults when Zulu, who has spent years in the United States, has become a wanted criminal. They get involved in a madcap chase involving a great deal of money and the inept members of a racist group called T.U.R.D. Written by Georgina Spelvin

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16 February 1996 (USA)  »

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Jenki Zulu  »

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Brilliant movie for anyone who understands South African humour and culture.
30 September 2005 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

I agree with many of the people who posted comments here that are from SA. This movie is based on South African Humour, the acting isn't as bad as most people say, many people just doesn't understand this type of humour.

The movie was released in 1993, people must understand this was a really volatile difficult time in SA, and to have such a movie released, that clearly stretches racial barriers was a great risk, but it was worth it. Both Black and White South Africans found this extremely funny, and in a way it was able to overcome most racial barriers of the time.

I have asked many of my black friends if they weren't offended when they watched it the first time and most said that they weren't, simply because it poked fun at all races. It was hilarious, and I have to agree, the best work of both actors' careers.

I can't see many people in other countries truly enjoying this if they don't understand South African Culture, but if you did enjoy it I'm really glad! Again, this was made for a South African Audience on a small budget, that said, it still stays one of my favourite movies!


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