Glory

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Synopsis:
The heart-stopping story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War, GLORYstars Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. Broderick and Elwes are the idealistic young Bostonians who lead the regiment; Freeman is the inspirational sergeant who unites the troops; and Denzel Washington, in an Oscar(r) - winning performance (1989, Best Supporting Actor), is the runaway slave who embodies the indomitable spirit of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts.

Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Edward Zwick - Director/producer/screenwriter
Theatrical Release: 1989
Rated: R (MPAA)
Length: 122 mins
Studio: Sony Pictures Home
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Language: English

Synopsis:
The heart-stopping story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War, GLORYstars Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. Broderick and Elwes are the idealistic young Bostonians who lead the regiment; Freeman is the inspirational sergeant who unites the troops; and Denzel Washington, in an Oscar(r) - winning performance (1989, Best Supporting Actor), is the runaway slave who embodies the indomitable spirit of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts.

GLORY recounts the bravery of a group of Civil War soldiers often overlooked by history--the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts, a troop of free black men who fought to help win liberty for their enslaved brothers. Based on the historical novels ONE GALLANT RUSH by Peter Burchand and LAY THIS LAUREL by Lincoln Kirstein and the letters of Robert Gould Shaw, the film follows the youthful Colonel Shaw (Matthew Broderick) as he takes responsibility for readying these soldiers for battle. Shaw, a privileged young Boston Brahman, finds the job harder than expected because many of the men balk at taking orders from him. Private Trip (Denzel Washington) is especially resistant to Shaw's leadership, but over time the two come to an understanding as they endure the hardships of the war. On July 18, 1863, Shaw volunteers the 54th for the honor of leading the charge against Ft. Wagner, a mission that means almost certain death, with Trip carrying the regiment's colors into battle. This gritty and realistic vision of the horrors of war is a moving and critical examination of a lost piece of history. Beautifully shot and triumphantly acted (by a cast that also includes Morgan Freeman, Cary Elwes, and Andre Braugher), director Edward Zwick's film serves as a tribute to the courage and selfless bravery of the black soldiers of the Civil War.;

Language Usage   Subtitled
Release Language   English
Color   Color
HiFi Sound   N
Surround Sound   N
Digital Sound   N
Stereo Sound   N
CXEncoding   N
AC3Sound   N
THXSound   N
DTSStereo   N
Unedited Version   N
Collector's Edition   N
Director's Cut   N
Closed Captioned   Y
Letterboxed   N
Matthew Broderick - American Actor, FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF (1986)
Cary Elwes - Actor/In USA
Morgan Freeman - American Actor
Donovan Leitch Jr. - British actor/singer, AND GOD CREATED.../I SHOT ANDY WARHOL
Denzel Washington - American actor, GLORY/TRAINING DAY
Andre Braugher - American Actor/"Glory"
Edward Zwick - Director/producer/screenwriter
James Horner - Composer, COMMANDO (1985)
Sight and Sound
03/01/1990
"...Spectacular choreography..."
New York Times
12/14/1989
"...Beautifully acted, pageantlike....[The] cast is superior....This is a good, moving, complicated film..."
Los Angeles Times
01/11/1990
"...GLORY is an eloquent, heart-tugging Civil War epic....Remarkable as a period piece and for Freddie Francis's vivid cinematography....Splendid..."
Total Film
07/01/2000
"...A clutch of undeniably moving performance..."
Academy Awards Best Cinematography Winner 1989
Academy Awards Best Sound Winner 1989
Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor Winner 1989

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