- SKU: 24749228
- Release Date: 04/29/2014
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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, Rovi
The chance discovery of a World War II footlocker connects two generations of soldiers though the stories of the past in this earnest war drama starring James Cromwell and Jonathan Bennett. Upon stumbling across his grandfather's war relics, 13-year-old Kyle probes for details about life on the battlefield. At first Bud (James Cromwell) is reluctant to discuss his tour of duty. Eventually, however, he agrees to tell Kyle the stories behind any three objects the curious youngster selects from the footlocker. As he memories come rushing back, Bud finds himself transported back to Europe and reminded of the price he paid in the fight for freedom. Meanwhile, a glimpse into the future reveals how Kyle will use the wisdom gleaned from his grandfather while serving as a sergeant in Iraq and facing the difficult challenges that bond all soldiers as brothers. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Cast & Crew
- Howard E. Rollins, Jr. - Capt. Davenport
- Adolph Caesar - Master Sgt. Waters
- Dennis Lipscomb - Capt. Taylor
- Art Evans - Private Wilkie
- Patti LaBelle - Big Mary