A Soldier's Story

In 1944 during World War II, Vernon Waters, a master sergeant in a company of black soldiers, is shot to death with a .45 caliber pistol outside Fort Neal, a segregated Army base in Louisiana. Captain Richard Davenport, a black officer from the Judge Advocate General's Corps, is sent to investigate, against the wishes of commanding officer Colonel Nivens. Most assume Waters was killed by the local Ku Klux Klan, but others are doubtful.

Nivens gives Davenport three days to conduct his investigation. Even Captain Taylor, the only white officer in favor of a full investigation, is uncooperative and patronizing, fearing a black officer will have little success. While some black soldiers are proud to see one of their own wearing captain's bars, others are distrustful and evasive.

MPAA Rating:PG
Genre:Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country:United States
Produced By:Norman Jewison, Charles Milhaupt, Patrick J. Palmer, Chiz Schultz, Ronald L. Schwary
Directed By:Norman Jewison
Written By:Charles Fuller
Cast:William Allen Young, David Alan Grier, Carl Dreher, David Harris, Larry Riley, Vaughn Reeves, John Hancock, Robert Townsend, Scott Paulin, Robert Tyler, Adolph Caesar, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Patti LaBelle, Michael Anthony Williams, Patricia Brandkamp, Pat Grabe, Dennis Lipscomb, Art Evans, Denzel Washington, John Valentine, Bobby McGee, Wings Hauser, Warren Clements, Trey Wilson
In Theaters:Nov 02, 1984
Runtime:1 hour 41 minutes
Production:Columbia Pictures, Caldix
Box Office:$21,821,347
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