Tensions flare in this gripping film about a murder on a black army base near the end of World War II. Captain Davenport (Howard E. Rollins, Jr.), a proud black army attorney, is sent to Fort Neal, Louisiana, to investigate the ruthless shooting death of Sergeant Waters (Adolph Caesar). 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? Directed by Norman Jewison from Charles Fuler's Pulitzer Prize- winning play, A SOLDIER'S STORY is both a spellbinding mystery and a superb drama that transcends race.
Fascinating opening from director Bill Gunn, minister and chauffeur Luther (Sam Waymon) narrating as he introduces his boss Dr. Hess (Duane Jones), in Ganja And Hess, 1973.
Captain Davenport (Howard E. Rollins Jr.) questions Wilkie (Art Evans) leading into a flashback sequence exposing the character of Sergeant Waters (Adolph Caesar) in A Soldier's Story 1984.
Troubled, and addicted to blood, Dr. Hess (Duane Jones) conferring with his new assistant and expert George Meda (Bill Gunn, the director and screenwriter), imagninings taking over, early in Ganja And Hess, 1973.
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Tommy Wilhelm (Robin Williams) is a salesman. An honest, hard-working guy who has lost his job, his girlfriend, and left part of his sanity behind as he heads to New York to pick up the pieces of his life. He's always been able to sell, but caught in a downward spiral, he must, in addition, face the father who never really understood him, while trying to balance his newly precarious existence. The Los Angeles Herald Examiner calls Saul Bellow "the most honored living American writer," and yet this stands as the only of his works adapted to film. "Seize the Day," as well as Mr. Williams and the rest of the cast (which features Glenne Headly "Dick Tracy," Jerry Stiller, and Tony Roberts "Annie Hall, Manhattan"), received critical praise for this adaptation.
Seize the Day is about a man who had dreams of changing the world, but through some poor decisions he made in his life he has lost everything.
An honest, hard-working salesman has lost his job, his girlfriend, and left part of his sanity behind as he heads to New York to pick up the pieces of his life.
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