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Shaka Zulu: The Citadel (2001)

Shaka Zulu: The Last Great Warrior is the true story of the legendary African warrior and his struggle to unite his people against the largest empire in the world.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Hasselhoff ... Mungo Prentice
Karen Allen ... Katherine Farewell
Henry Cele ... Shaka Zulu
James Fox ... Captain Farewell
Grace Jones ... The Queen
Omar Sharif ... The Sultan
Linda Batista Linda Batista ... Pampata
Ken Marshall ... Henry Francis Fynn
Roger Alborough Roger Alborough ... Hawkins (as Richard Alborough)
Marco Bonini
Nicola Farron Nicola Farron
Richard Leaf
Niven Boyd Niven Boyd
Peter Geeves Peter Geeves
Fergus Webster Fergus Webster
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Shaka Zulu: The Last Great Warrior is the true story of the legendary African warrior and his struggle to unite his people against the largest empire in the world.

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 2001 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Shaka Zulu See more »

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Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Shaka Zulu: The Citadel was originally released as a mini-series, similar to its predecessor, Shaka Zulu (1986). However, the later episodes were merged and shortened to create the film. See more »

Quotes

Shaka Zulu: [to Farewell] What would happen if this land without crowding, became crowded? Which of those unborn children would then be called African? Yours or mine?
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Alternate Versions

Originally 200 minute mini-series (shown on Europe TV, but not in USA). There are still plans to show this version as a special event in the USA. Edited to 120 minutes for theatrical release, premiered 6 Aug 2002 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. General release is planned soon. See more »

Connections

Follows Shaka Zulu (1986) See more »

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Not my taste, but Cele was very good
26 March 2013 | by vchimpanzeeSee all my reviews

If David Hasselhoff is in it, we probably shouldn't expect much. And I was right about him. Karen Allen was nothing to write home about either as a potential romantic partner who seemed too dainty for a journey on a ship of this type.

But Henry Cele did a fine job. He convincingly showed us a proud leader of African people, and although he was not a nice person in general (especially to his enemies and other nations), Shaka could be pleasant under the right circumstances. He was too dignified and smart a man to be subjected to the horrors white people had in mind for some Africans in this era. In fact, many of these African men seemed to proud and intelligent to be slaves.

Grace Jones did a good job as Shaka's wife.

One scene where an African girl had been raped was particularly hard to watch.

I'm guessing this was shown for Black History Month (sorry it took so long). It is a worthwhile look at African people. The white characters, not so much.


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