A Soldier's Story Poster

Release Date: 1984

DVD Release Date: August 31st, 1999

PG|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Howard E. Rollins Jr., Adolph Caesar, Denzel Washington, Dennis Lipscomb, Art Evans, Larry Riley, David Alan Grier, Robert Townsend

Director: Norman Jewison

Genres: Mystery

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: Small town, Intense, Mystery, 1950s, Revenge, Emotional, Murder

Awards

Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama