a soldier's story movie dvd

A Soldier's Story

Director: Norman Jewison

Key Cast: Howard E. Rollins, Jr., Adolph Caesar, Denzel Washington, Dennis Lipscomb, Larry Riley, David Alan Grier, Robert Townsend

Rating: PG

Genre(s): Drama, Mystery


"A Soldier's Story" won the 1995 NAACP Image Award for Best Motion Picture and has an
all-star cast including Denzel Washington, Howard Rollins Jr. and Adolph Caesar.

It is a gripping story about the murder of a Black Sergeant on a military base in the deep south.

Captain Davenport (Howard E. Rollings, Jr.), is a military investigator who is sent to Fort Neal, Louisiana
to investigate the shooting death of a Black Sergeant. The Sergeant (Adolph Caesar) was killed late one night
while returning back to base and the murder appears to be racially motivated.

Davenport's arrival on the southern base, however, causes a big stir because he is a Black military officer - the
first to ever be seen on the base and a rank commanding respect even from White soldiers.

As Davenport conducts his investigation, he learns that there were many people, both Black and White
who didn't like the Sergeant and may have wanted to kill him.

Who did it and why?


• "A Soldier’s Story" is based on the Pulitzer Prize winning play, A Soldier’s Play, by African-American playwright
Charles Fuller.  Charles Fuller also wrote the screenplay for the movie version.

• "A Soldier’s Story" was shot on location in Arkansas.  While shooting the baseball scenes in Little Rock, Arkansas,
then Governor Bill Clinton stopped by, became enthusiastic about the movie and offered his help.  The future
President Clinton provided the film crew with the Arkansas National Guard in full regalia for the movie and
helped them get access to the Fort Chaffee United States Army reserve base for shooting.

• The director of "A Soldier’s Story", Norman Jewison, also directed In the Heat of the Night, another Top 100 Black
Classic Movies film.


• "A Soldier's Story" won two 1985 NAACP Image Awards: Best Picture and Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Adolph Caesar)

• "A Soldier's Story" was nominated for three 1985 Academy Awards:  Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor in a
Supporting Role (Adolph Caesar) and Best Writing, Screenplay (Charles Fuller). The movie was also nominated
for three 1985 Golden Globe Awards:  Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting
Role (Adolph Caesar) and Best Screenplay – Motion Picture (Charles Fuller)

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"A Soldier's Story" stars Adolph Caesar
in an award-winning performance as
Sergeant Waters.

The cast also includes Howard Rollins Jr.,
Denzel Washington, Robert Townsend
and a host of other outstanding
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"A Soldier's Story"
Movie DVD

a soldier's story dvd

Howard Rollins Jr.,
Denzel Washington and Adolph Caesar star in "A Soldier's Story"- a gripping mystery about the murder of a Black Sergeant on a military base in the South.

Who killed Sergeant Waters and why?

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