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 ... See full summary »

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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 <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated PG-13 for a sexual situation | See all certifications »
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On 26 July 1948, four years after the explosion at Port Chicago, President Truman ordered the end of segregation in all armed forces. See more »

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This is a story that deserves a better adaptation!
5 December 2002 | by (San Diego, California) – See all my reviews

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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