Glory (1989) USA
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Director:Edward Zwick
Studio:Sony Pictures
Producer:Freddie Fields, P.K. Fields, Pieter Jan Brugge
Writer:Robert Gould Shaw, Lincoln Kirstein
Date Added:2007-03-06
Purchased On:2007-06-03
Awards:Won 3 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 10 nominations
Genre:Razzac, Abdul Salaam El
Picture Format:Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
Languages:English, Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English, Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish, Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French, Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Subtitles:English, Spanish, French
Full Screen
Edward Zwick  ...  (Director)
Robert Gould Shaw, Lincoln Kirstein  ...  (Writer)
Matthew Broderick  ...  Col. Robert Gould Shaw
Denzel Washington  ...  Pvt. Trip
Cary Elwes  ...  Maj. Cabot Forbes
Morgan Freeman  ...  Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins
Jihmi Kennedy  ...  Pvt. Jupiter Sharts
Andre Braugher  ...  Cpl. Thomas Searles
John Finn  ...  Sgt. Maj. Mulcahy
Donovan Leitch  ...  Capt. Charles Fessenden Morse
JD Cullum  ...  Henry Sturgis Russell (as John David Cullum)
Alan North  ...  Gov. John Albion Andrew
Bob Gunton  ...  Gen. Harker
Cliff De Young  ...  Col. James M. Montgomery
Christian Baskous  ...  Edward L. Pierce
RonReaco Lee  ...  Mute drummer boy
Jay O. Sanders  ...  Gen. George Crockett Strong
Richard Riehle  ...  
Daniel Jenkins  ...  
Michael Smith Guess  ...  
Abdul Salaam El Razzac  ...  
Peter Michael Goetz  ...  
Donovan Leitch Jr.  ...  Capt. Charles Fessenden Morse (as Donovan Leitch)
Comments: Their innocence. Their heritage. Their lives. Nothing would be spared in the fight for their freedom.

Summary: One of the very best films about the Civil War, this instant classic from 1989 is also one of the few films to depict the participation of African American soldiers in Civil War combat. Based in part on the books Lay This Laurel by Lincoln Kirstein and One Gallant Rush by Peter Burchard, the film also draws from the letters of Robert Gould Shaw (played by Matthew Broderick), the 25-year-old son of Boston abolitionists who volunteered to command the all-black 54th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Their training and battle experience leads them to their final assault on Fort Wagner in South Carolina, where their heroic bravery turned bitter defeat into a symbolic victory that brought recognition to black soldiers and turned the tide of the war. With painstaking attention to historical detail and richness of character, the film boasts superior performances by Denzel Washington (who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor), Morgan Freeman, Cary Elwes, and Andre Braugher. Directed by Edward Zwick (co-creator of the TV series thirtysomething), this unforgettable drama is as important as Schindler's List in its treatment of a noble yet little-known episode of history. --Jeff Shannon