About

In 1879, during the Zulu wars, man of the people Lt. John Chard (Stanley Baker) and snooty Lt Gonville Bromhead (Michael Caine) were in charge of defending the isolated Natal outpost of Rorke's Drift from tribal hordes, holding out during an Alamo-like siege until they are overwhelmed, losing the battle, but going down in history as heroes. 150 soldiers defended a supply station against some 4000...

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Directed by

Cy Endfield

Written by

Cy Endfield (Writer)
John Prebble (Writer)

Runtime

138 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

Dwarfing the mightiest! Towering over the greatest!

Cast

Keywords

british army british empire violence mixed martial arts based on a true story cult film 19th century africa south africa attempted rape zulu tribal warfare

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Lists

#351 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#31 on Top 100 British films BFI

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