Yankee Zulu (South Africa: 1993)


Gray Hofmeyr

Cast list

Leon Schuster ...
Rhino Labuschagne
John Matshikiza ...
Wilson Dunster ...
Captain Diehard
Terri Treas ...
Rowena Labuschagne
Michelle Bowes ...
Skye Svorinic ...
Prince William
Ruan Mandelstam ...
Young Rhino
Bobo Seritsani ...
Young Zulu
Mari Michael ...
Young Rowena (as Marie Van Deventer)
Mbali Dladla ...

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Produced by

Edgar Bold ... executive producer
Carl Fischer ... co-producer
André Scholtz ... producer
Leon Schuster ... co-producer

Music by

Stanislas Syrewicz ... (music score composed by)

Cinematography by

James Robb ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Alastair Henderson
Johan Lategan
Tiny Laubscher
Gerrie van Wyk

Production Design by

Jon-Jon Lambon
Robert van de Coolwijk ... (as Robert Van der Coolwijk)

Costume Design by

Jo Katsaras

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This 100 minute long comedy is the story of childhood friends Rhino and Zulu, one white boy and one black, who are inseparable until a betrayal ruins their friendship. Years later, they meet up again as adults when Zulu, who has spent years in America, has become a wanted criminal. They get involved in a madcap chase involving a great deal of money and an inept member of a fascist group called T.U.R.D.


Keyan Tomaselli Imagining Africa: Gorillas, Actors and Characters Rozenberg Quarterly (online magazine)

David Rooney Review: 'Yankee Zulu' Variety (online magazine)

Academic Articles:

South African film historiography revisted. A plea for the use of domestic sources by Michael Eckardt. South African Theatre Journal, Vol. 20, No. 1, (2006), pp. 176-191

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