awards & nominations

A Soldier's Story (1984)

Adolph Caesar as "Sergeant Waters"

A black Army investigator (Howard E. Rollins Jr.) travels to a remote military base in the heart of the Louisiana backwoods to look into the mysterious murder of a black sergeant toward the tail end of World War II. Once he arrives, the investigator discovers an Army regiment and an entire community that, despite the beginnings of integration, is still torn apart by race and segregation. He soon learns that on this base, trust is sparse and secrets are a currency all their own.

Academy Award (1984)NominatedActor in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1984)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture