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Certificate PG
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Genre: Modern Classic, War, Drama, Classic, Action, Feature Director: Cy Endfield Release date: 08/05/1989
Runtime: 133 minutes Language: English Distributor: Paramount Home Entertainment
Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Michael Caine, Ulla Jacobsson, James Booth, Gary Bond, Chief Buthelezi, Paul Daneman, Glynn Edwards, Ivor Emmanuel, Nigel Green, David Kernan, Patrick Magee, Neil McCarthy, Richard Burton
Michael Caine stars in this epic story of the battle of Rorke's Drift, on January 22nd 1879, where 1,200 British troops found themselves completely outnumbered by irate Zulu warriors in Natal, South Africa. Having already destroyed a very large British garrison, 4,000 Zulu warriors are now on their way to overcome the handful of men stationed at Rorke's Drift. The two lieutenants in charge of the garrison, Jon Chard (Stanley Baker) and Gonville Bromhead (Caine), are at odds with each other, but manage to rally the men together and put up a courageous fight. Only a few of the men survived, eleven receiving the Victoria Cross.
Contains moderate battle violence
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