A Soldier's Story

  • 1984
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Mystery

Gripping, thanks to spotless direction and Rollins's inspired work, but nothing new to relay. Charles Fuller's powerful play (a Pulitzer Prize-winner, based on Melville's Billy Budd) was adapted by Fuller himself for the screen, and the power of the stage presentation is not diminished (which means it's not particularly cinematic, either). The action takes...read more

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A Soldier's Story - Official Trailer
01:23 — 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 p (more…)
(Movie Ciip) Crazy Kind of Hate
Captain Davenport (Howard E. Rollins Jr.) questions Wilkie (Art Evans) leading into a flashback sequence exposing the character of Sergeant Waters (Ad (more…)
(Movie Clip) PFC Melvin Peterson
Captain Davenport (Howard E. Rollins Jr.) deposes Private Peterson (Denzel Washington) who recalls a baseball game starring CJ (Larry Riley) in Norman (more…)

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  • Released: 1984
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: Gripping, thanks to spotless direction and Rollins's inspired work, but nothing new to relay. Charles Fuller's powerful play (a Pulitzer Prize-winner, based on Melville's Billy Budd) was adapted by Fuller himself for the screen, and the power of the stage… (more)

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