Yankee Zulu (1993)

Genres - Comedy, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Slapstick  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - South Africa   |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

This South African slapstick comedy that contains a strong message against racism. Two former childhood friends, Rhino and Zulu, are reunited after 25 years when Zulu is deported for stealing cars in the U.S. and must return home. Rhino's former girlfriend, Rowena, a white supremacist whom he eventually married then divorced, was one of the reasons Zulu left South Africa. Zulu is to do time for his crimes. He is escorted to prison by Rowena's new boyfriend, an insane Nazi. On route, Zulu escapes and takes with him a winning lottery ticket. As he runs from his pursuers he again reconnects with Rhino and Tienke, his adopted daughter. They get help from a TV make-up man who makes Rhino black and Zulu white, giving each of them a taste of the other's lives. Together the two sneak into one of Rowena's parties and promptly get caught. If they do not return the lotto-money, they will be killed. Tienke saves the day with the help of Prince William of Windsor who has snuck away from a royal tour.



childhood, disguise, divorce, escape, friendship, girlfriend, lottery, Nazism, party, prison, prize, reunion, white-supremacy