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A soldier's story / Columbia Pictures presents ; a Norman Jewison Film ; screenplay by Charles Fuller ; produced by Norman Jewison, Ronald L. Schwary, Patrick Palmer ; directed by Norman Jewison.

Jewison, Norman, 1926- (film director,, film producer.). Fuller, Charles, (screenwriter.). Schwary, Ronald L., (film producer.). Palmer, Patrick, (film producer.). Rollins, Howard E., 1950-1996 (actor.). Caesar, Adolph, 1933-1986 (actor.). Evans, Art, 1942- (actor.). Grier, David Alan, 1956- (actor.). Harris, David, 1959- (actor.). Lipscomb, Dennis, 1942- (actor.). Riley, Larry, 1953-1992 (actor.). Townsend, Robert, (actor.). Washington, Denzel, 1954- (actor.). Young, William Allen, 1953- (actor.). Hancock, Herbie, 1940- (composer (expression)). Warner, Mark (Mark Roy), (editor of moving image work.). Biggerstaff, Caroline, (editor of moving image work.). Boyd, Russell, 1944- (director of photography.). Fuller, Charles. motion picture adaptation of (work): Soldier's play. (Added Author). Columbia Pictures, (presenter.). Image Entertainment (Firm), (distributor.). Howard E. Rollins Jr., Adolph Caesar, Art Evans, David Alan Grier, David Harris, Dennis Lipscomb, Larry Riley, Robert Townsend, Denzel Washington, William Allen Young. (Cast).


Captain Davenport, a proud black army attorney, is sent to Fort Neal, Louisiana, to investigate the ruthless shooting death of Sergeant Waters. 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?

Item details

  • ISBN: 076782458X
  • ISBN: 9780767824583
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia Pictures ; [2010], ©1984.

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Based on A soldier's play by Charles Fuller.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.
Special features: "March to freedom" documentary narrated by Paul Winfield; [optional] Director Norman Jewison's commentary; Original theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Music, Herbie Hancock ; editors, Mark Warner, Caroline Biggerstaff ; director of photography, Russell Boyd.
Participant or Performer Note:
Howard E. Rollins Jr., Adolph Caesar, Art Evans, David Alan Grier, David Harris, Dennis Lipscomb, Larry Riley, Robert Townsend, Denzel Washington, William Allen Young.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: PG.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1; Dolby digital; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1); remastered in high definition.
Language Note:
English or Spanish dialogue; with optional English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish or Thai subtitles; Closed-captioned.
Subject: Racism > United States > Drama.
African American soldiers > Drama.
Louisiana > Drama.
Murder > Investigation > Drama.
Racismo > Estados Unidos > Teatro.
Soldados > Teatro.
Afronorteamericanos > Teatro.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Historical films.
Detective and mystery films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Films de fiction.
Adaptations cinématographiques.
Films historiques.
Films de détective.
Vidéos pour personnes handicapées auditives.

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