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Zulu Dawn (1979)

PG
117 min | Adventure, Drama, History

A dramatization of the Battle of Isandlwana, where the British Army met its match against the Zulu nation.
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Cy Endfield (original story and scenario) (screenplay) | Anthony Story (screenplay) (as Anthony Storey)
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Updated May 15, 1979

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May 15, 1979 (United States)
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45 cast members
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Burt Lancaster
Col. Durnford Col. Durnford   See fewer
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Simon Ward
Lt. Vereker Lt. Vereker   See fewer
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Denholm Elliott
Col. Pulleine Col. Pulleine   See fewer
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Peter Vaughan
Q.S.M. Bloomfield Q.S.M. Bloomfield   See fewer
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James Faulkner
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Christopher Cazenove
Lt. Coghill Lt. Coghill   See fewer
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Bob Hoskins
C.S.M. Williams C.S.M. Williams   See fewer
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David Bradley
Pte. Williams (as Dai Bradley) Pte. Williams (as Dai Bradley)   See fewer
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Paul Copley
Cpl. Storey Cpl. Storey   See fewer
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Donald Pickering
Maj. Russell R.A. Maj. Russell R.A.   See fewer
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Nicholas Clay
Lt. Raw Lt. Raw   See fewer
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Phil Daniels
Boy Pullen Boy Pullen   See fewer
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Ian Yule
Cpl. Fields Cpl. Fields   See fewer
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Brian O'Shaughnessy
Maj. Smith R.A. (as Brian O'Shaunnessy) Maj. Smith R.A. (as Brian O'Shaunnessy)   See fewer
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Jan Bruyns
Elder Boer Elder Boer   See fewer
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Sydney Chama
S.M. Kambula S.M. Kambula   See fewer
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Len Sparrowhawk
Trooper James Trooper James   See fewer
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Peter O'Toole
Lord Chelmsford Lord Chelmsford   See fewer
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Nigel Davenport
Col. Hamilton-Brown Col. Hamilton-Brown   See fewer
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Michael Jayston
Col. Crealock Col. Crealock   See fewer
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Ronald Pickup
Lt. Harford Lt. Harford   See fewer
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Ronald Lacey
Norris Newman Norris Newman   See fewer
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Don Leonard
Fannin Fannin   See fewer
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Patrick Mynhardt
Col. Harness Col. Harness   See fewer
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Chris Chittell
Lt. Milne Lt. Milne   See fewer
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Simon Sabela
Cetshwayo Cetshwayo   See fewer
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Ken Gampu
Mantshonga Mantshonga   See fewer
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Abe Temba
Uhama Uhama   See fewer
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Muntu Ndebele
Siswe (as Mantu Ben Louis Ndebele) Siswe (as Mantu Ben Louis Ndebele)   See fewer
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Paul Mafela
Zulu Prisoner Zulu Prisoner   See fewer
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John Mills
Sir Henry Bartle Frere Sir Henry Bartle Frere   See fewer
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Freddie Jones
Bishop Colenso Bishop Colenso   See fewer
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Anna Calder-Marshall
Fanny Colenso Fanny Colenso   See fewer
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Kenneth Baker
Mr. de Witt Mr. de Witt   See fewer
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Clare Marshall
Mrs. de Witt (as Claire Marshall) Mrs. de Witt (as Claire Marshall)   See fewer
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Vivienne Drummond
Lady Frere Lady Frere   See fewer
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Graham Armitage
Capt. Shepstone (uncredited) Capt. Shepstone (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Davies
Sgt. Murphy (uncredited) Sgt. Murphy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Norman Els
Isandhlwana Redcoat (uncredited) Isandhlwana Redcoat (uncredited)   See fewer
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Terrick Fitzhugh
Jackson - Adjutant (uncredited) Jackson - Adjutant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Richard
Isandhlwana Redcoat (uncredited) Isandhlwana Redcoat (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Taylor
Grenadier (uncredited) Grenadier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ashley Waldorf
Field Hospital Casualty (uncredited) Field Hospital Casualty (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 5,645 votes