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A Soldier's Story ()

directed by Norman Jewison
featuring Howard E. Rollins, Jr., Adolph Caesar, Dennis Lipscomb, Art Evans, Patti LaBelle, Denzel Washington, David Alan Grier, Wings Hauser

Inspired by the Herman Melville novel Billy Budd, writer Charles Fuller created the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Soldier's Play, which he then adapted into this film drama in 1984, for socially conscious, liberal director Norman Jewison. In the racially-divided 1940s, Fort Neal, Louisiana, is a military base where black soldiers are sent not to fight in WWII but to play baseball against other armed forces teams. The murder of a black sergeant, Waters (Adolph Caesar) brings an investigator, Captain Davenport (Howard E. Rollins, ...

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