A Soldier's Story 1984
Adapted from Charles Fuller's Pulitzer Prize winning play, the plot revolves around the murder of a black sergeant (Adolph Caesar) in a Louisiana army base during WWII. Local clansmen are suspected and a military attorney, Captain Davenport (Howard E. Rollins Jr.), is sent in to investigate. Also black, Davenport is met with some skepticism by the white military officers and racial tensions ignite. After developing doubts about the presumed identity of the murderer, Davenport starts to interrogate the deceased sergeant's men, leading to interesting revelations about the victim's questionable character. As the pieces of the puzzle slowly come into place, it becomes clear that the murderer must be a fellow soldier. Though the most probable culprits lie within the base's white population, the actual truth might be far more complicated than anyone could imagine...

DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:40:48 | 4.2 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Espanol
Subtitles: English, Espanol, Portugues, Chinese, Korean, Thai
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War

Director: Norman Jewison
Cast: Howard E. Rollins Jr., Adolph Caesar, Art Evans
Country: USA

-- Director Norman Jewison's commentary
-- "March to Freedom" documentary narrated by Paul Winfield
-- Theatrical Trailer

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