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A Soldier's Story

Genres: Drama, Mystery / Suspense, War, World War II, Based on Stage Play, Military / War Drama

Cast: Denzel Washington, Adolph Caesar, Howard E Rollins Jr., Robert Townsend

Director: Norman Jewison

Synopsis: Tensions flare in this gripping film about a murder on a black army base near the end of World War II. Captain Davenport (Howard E. Rollins, Jr.), a proud black army attorney, is sent to Fort Neal, Louisiana, to investigate the ruthless shooting death of Sergeant Waters (Adolph Caesar). Through interviews with Sarge's men, Davenport learns that he was a vicious man who served the white world and despised his own roots. Was the killer a bigoted white officer? Or could he have been a black soldier embittered by Waters' constant race baiting? Directed by Norman Jewison from Charles Fuller's Pulitzer Prize- winning play, A SOLDIER'S STORY is both a spellbinding mystery and a superb drama that transcends race.

Language: English

Country of Origin: United States of America

Production Year: 1984

Awards:

  • 1985: Nominee, Golden Globe, Best Picture
  • 1985: Nominee, Golden Globe, Best Supporting Actor, Adolph Caesar
  • 1986: Nominee, Golden Globe, Best Screenplay, Charles Fuller
  • 1985: Nominee, Oscar, Best Picture, Academy
  • 1985: Nominee, Oscar, Best Supporting Actor, Adolph Caesar, Academy
  • 1985: Nominee, Oscar, Best Screenplay, Charles Fuller, Academy

 A Soldier's Story

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  • Release Date: Dec 7th, 2010
  • Catalog Number: ID6897SPHDVD
  • UPC: 0014381689723
  • Rating: PG
  • Run Time: 97
  • Color Format: Color
  • Audio: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Language: English
  • 16:9: Yes
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Closed Captions: Yes
  • Subtitle:
  • Special Features:
    • Production Notes

    • March to Freedom Documentary narrated by Paul Winfield

    • Director Norman Jewison's Commentary

    • Original Theatrical Trailer

  • Release Date: Jan 31st, 2012
  • Catalog Number: ID7566SPHBD
  • UPC: 0014381756654
  • Rating: PG
  • Run Time: 97
  • Color Format: Color
  • Audio: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Language: English
  • 16:9: No
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Closed Captions: No
  • Subtitle:
  • Special Features: