Fact-based story about 300 predominantly black sailors who were killed on July 17, 1944 while loading munitions on a ship in San Francisco. Three weeks later, 50 survivors were court-martialed for refusing to load another shipment. The men cited the Navy's lack of care for their safety. Written by
John Sacksteder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This is a story that deserves a better adaptation!
First off, let me say that I am an Honorably Discharged Veteran of the United States Navy and I am Caucasion. This movie glossed over the real Issues of the day. This is a story that demands too be told. Sadly, this particularly movie was not a good vehicle. The movie is filled with cliches and is transparent, on its face. For the love of God, Let Spike Lee takes this story and adapt it!
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