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A soldier's story

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In English or Spanish, with optional English, Spanish, Korean, Portuguese or Thai subtitles; closed-captioned.


Howard E. Rollins, Jr., Adolph Caesar, Denzel Washington, Robert Townsend, Patti Labelle, David Alan Grier, Wings Hauser.

Publication Information

Image Entertainment,

Physical Description

1 videodisc (ca. 97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 min.


MPAA rating: PG.


Tensions flare in this film about a murder on a black army base near the end of World War II. 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?


Title from container.

Based on the play "A soldier's play" by Charles Fuller.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.

Special features: Production notes ; "March to freedom" documentary narrated by Paul Winfield ; Director Norman Jewison's commentary.

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