Soldier's Story (WSE/P&S)

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Soldier's Story (WSE/P&S)

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Starring: David Alan Grier, William Allen Young, Art Evans, Trey Wilson, Adolph Caesar, Michael Williams, Denzel Washington, John Hancock, Howard E. Rollins, Jr., John Valentine, Larry Riley, Tom Howard, Scott Paulin, Patricia Brandkamp, Bobby McGee, Robert Townsend, Dennis Lipscomb, Wings Hauser, Patti LaBelle, David Harris

Director: Norman Jewison

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DVD, PG, 101 minutes, COLUMBIA / TRI STAR

Inspired by the Herman Melville novel Billy Budd, writer Charles Fuller created the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Soldier's Play, which he then adapted into this film drama in 1984, for socially conscious, liberal director Norman Jewison. In the racially-divided 1940s, Fort Neal, Louisiana, is a military base where black soldiers are sent not to fight in WWII but to play baseball against other armed forces teams. The murder of a black sergeant, Waters (Adolph Caesar) brings an investigator, Captain Davenport (Howard E. Rollins, Jr.) to the base. Davenport, the first black officer that most of the men have ever met, suspects that a pair of white men were responsible for Waters' death, but his probe reveals that nearly everyone, regardless of skin color, had ample reason to kill the loathsome but pitiable Waters. The cast of A Soldier's Story features early supporting performances from several African-American actors who would go on to greater prominence, including Denzel Washington, David Alan Grier, and Robert Townsend. The film was nominated for three Oscars: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Caesar) and Best Adapted Screenplay. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide.

Interactive menus, Production notes, Languages: English 2-channel [Dolby Surround], Spanish, Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai, "March to Freedom" documentary narrated by Paul Winfield, Director Norman Jewison's commentary, Original theatrical trailer, Bonus theatrical trailer, Scene selections, Full screen and widescreen formats.

Interactive menus Production notes Languages: English 2-channel [Dolby Surround], Spanish Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai "March to Freedom" documentary narrated by Paul Winfield Director Norman Jewison's commentary Original theatrical trailer Bonus theatrical trailer Scene selections Full screen and widescreen formats.

Starring:
David Alan Grier,
William Allen Young,
Art Evans,
Trey Wilson,
Adolph Caesar,
Michael Williams,
Denzel Washington,
John Hancock,
Howard E. Rollins,
Jr.,
John Valentine,
Larry Riley,
Tom Howard,
Scott Paulin,
Patricia Brandkamp,
Bobby McGee,
Robert Townsend,
Dennis Lipscomb,
Wings Hauser,
Patti LaBelle,
David Harris
Director: Norman Jewison
Studio Name: Sony Pictures Home Ent.
DVD Release Date:
Rating: PG
Format: DVD
Screen Format: WSE/P&S
Run Time (in minutes): 101 minutes
Language: English
Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital Surrond
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.3
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 0.7 x 5.5 x 7.8

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