CreatorMetro Goldwyn Mayer ; Joseph E. Levine presents a Stanley Baker-Cy Endfield production ; [an Embassy Pictures release] ; a Diamond Films production ; produced by Stanley Baker and Cy Endfield ; directed by Cy Endfield ; original screenplay by John Prebble and Cy Endfield
A towering cinematic achievement. An astonishing true story. Filmed against the exotic locales of Africa and starring Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins and Michael Caine (in his first major motion picture role), Zulu is a thrilling account of one of history's fiercest battles! As a terrifying war chant echoes across the majestic African plains, 4000 Zulu tribesmen rise up from the tall grassthat hides them. Furiously beating their swords against their shields, the warriors descend upon a small garrison of English soldiers. "Usuto! Usuto! (Kill! Kill!)," they cry as they launch into a battle with the vastly outnumbered English militia who must manifest incredible skill and incomparable bravery just to survive. Set in 1879 Africa, hours after the battle of Isandhlwana.
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