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A Soldier's Story (1984)

PG 09/14/1984 (US) DramaMysteryWarCrime 1h 41m

Alone, far from home, and far from justice, he has three days to learn the truth about a murder... and the truth is a story you won't forget.


In a rural town in Louisiana, a black Master Sergeant is found shot to death just outside the local Army Base. Military lawyer, Captain Davenport—also a black man—is sent from Washington to conduct an investigation. Facing an uncooperative chain of command and fearful black troops, Davenport must battle with deceit and prejudice in order to find out exactly who really did kill the Master Sergeant.

  1. Norman Jewison


  2. Charles Fuller


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  1. Howard Rollins

    Howard Rollins

    Captain Davenport

  2. Adolph Caesar

    Adolph Caesar

    Sergeant Waters

  3. Art Evans

    Art Evans

    Private Wilkie

  4. Robert Townsend

    Robert Townsend

    Corporal Ellis

  5. Denzel Washington

    Denzel Washington

    Private First Class Peterson

  6. David Alan Grier

    David Alan Grier

    Corporal Cobb

  7. David Harris

    David Harris

    Private Smalls

  8. Dennis Lipscomb

    Dennis Lipscomb

    Captain Taylor

  9. Patti LaBelle

    Patti LaBelle

    Big Mary

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A Soldier's Story
A Soldier's Story

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $6,000,000.00

Revenue $21,821,347.00


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