Year of Release: 1989 Running Time: 2 hrs. 02 min. MPAA Rating: R Director:
Screenwriter: Marshall Herskovitz and Kevin Jarre Producers: Pieter Jan Brugge and Freddie Fields Studio: TriStar Pictures
Matthew Brockerick leads the heroic all-black 54th regiment of the Massachusett's Volunteer Infantry on the ultimately futile but heroically fought attack on Fort Wagner. Excellent acting from Broderick and Morgan Freeman. Co-star Denzel Washington won a Best Supporting Oscar for his work as runaway slave turned wartime leader, Trip.
"You're so full of hate you just want to go out and fight everybody. Cause you've been whipped and chased by hounds. Well that might not be living but it sure as hell ain't dying. And dying is what these white boys have been doing for going on three years now. Dying by the thousands, dying for you fool."