An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families... See full summary »
When police officer Xavier Quinn's childhood friend, Maubee, becomes associated with murder and a briefcase full of ten thousand dollar bills, The Mighty Quinn must clear his name. Or try to catch him, which could be even trickier.
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A black soldier is killed while returning to his base in the deep south. The white people of the area are suspected at first. A tough black army attorney is brought in to find out the truth. We find out a bit more about the dead soldier in flashbacks - and that he was unpopular. Will the attorney find the killer ? Written by
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While Wilkie is being questioned by Capt Davenport about the murder of Sgt Waters, he tells the captain that Waters received awards called the FEF and the ETO. There is no award with the abbreviation FEF, and ETO stands for European Theater of Operations, which is a geographical area, not an award. See more »
Near Perfect Film-Making. Not Enough Good Things Can Be Said.
Canadian director Norman Jewison once took a tour of the U.S. south in the
mid-1940s following his high school graduation and was shocked to see the
way that black people were treated by white people. Jewison's intense
hitch-hiking journey led to a career which includes credits like "In the
Heat of the Night" and "The Hurricane". However his best film is probably "A
Soldier's Story", an intense character-study that deals with
African-American soldiers in Louisiana during World War II. Master Sergeant
Adolph Caesar (Oscar-nominated) has been murdered. Enter investigator Howard
E. Rollins (also African-American) who tries to figure out the case. What
follows are intense flashbacks and the realization that Caesar was despised
not only by white people (the primary suspects at the start) but also his
own men (all African-American). The mystery twists and turns into chaos and
in the end it is not a sure thing if the crime will ever be solved. A really
chilling film that is top-notch in all cinematic departments. Robert
Townsend, Larry Riley, David Allen Grier and yes the Denzel Washington are
the soldiers that make the most lasting impressions in this brilliant piece
of the cinema. Without a doubt one of the finest productions of the 1980s. 5
stars out of 5.
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