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A Soldier's Story

1984 Rated PG 1hr 41m

Racial tensions flare in this gripping drama set in Louisiana at the end of World War II. When Army attorney Capt. Davenport (Howard E. Rollins Jr.) is sent to Fort Neal to investigate the murder of a black sergeant, he faces a mystery much more complex than he'd imagined. Also starring Adolph Caesar and directed by Norman Jewison from Charles Fuller's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, the film was nominated for three Academy Awards.

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Movie Details

1985 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture nominee
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
  • Top 100 Thrills nominee
1985 Academy Award®
  • Best Writing Adapted Screenplay nominee
  • Best Supporting Actor nominee: Adolph Caesar
  • Best Picture nominee
Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1


Portuguese, Spanish (Neutral), Korean, English, Thai, Chinese Simplified

Closed captioned


Language and sound

Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary.