Glory Poster

Release Date: 1989

DVD Release Date: January 20th, 1998

R|2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary
Following the Battle of Antietam, Col. Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick) is offered command of the United States' first all-African-American regiment, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. With junior officer Cabot Forbes (Cary Elwes), Shaw puts together a strong and proud unit, including the escaped slave Trip (Denzel Washington) and the wise gravedigger John Rawlins (Morgan Freeman). At first limited to menial manual tasks, the regiment fights to be placed in the heat of battle.

Cast: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Cary Elwes, Jihmi Kennedy, Andre Braugher, John Finn, Alan North

Director: Edward Zwick

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: TriStar Pictures

Keywords: Inspiring, Quest, Soldier, Hospital, Sacrifice, Friend


Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Sound
Winner Cinematography
Nominated Art Direction