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Jack Hawkins Michael CaineJames BoothUIIa JacobssonNigel GreenRichard BurtonStanley Baker
Narrated by screen legend Richard Burton (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), this 1964 war epic introduced two-time Oscar Winner Michael Caine (Dark Knight, Alfie, Hannah and Her Sisters) to the movie-going public. Based on an actual events, the film portrays the 1879 battle in which the British Army suffers a crushing defeat against overwhelming Zulu forces in Natal, Africa. Lieutenant John Chard (Stanley Baker, The Guns of Navarone) and Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead (Caine), along with a contingent of 139 Welsh infantrymen guarding a remote British supply outpost at Rorke?s Drift, have been isolated by the destruction of the main British Army column. In a matter of hours, four thousand Zulu warriors will descend upon them. The two officers have vastly different military backgrounds, which causes immediate conflict between the men as they prepare for battle. Although vastly outnumbered, the British unit is determined to stand its ground and fight until the bitter end. ZULU co-stars Jack Hawkins (Lawrence of Arabia, The Bridge on the River Kwai) and Swedish actress Ulla Jacobssen (Smiles of a Summer Night).
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