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Proud (2004)

 -  Drama  -  11 November 2004 (USA)
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The true story of one of only two U.S. Navy ships that saw combat in World War II with African-American crews.



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Credited cast:
Vernel Bagneris ...
Larry's Father
Lieutenant Westin
Michael Ciesla ...
Yeoman Of The Flagship
Lorenzo DuFau
Kevin / James Graham (as Eric LaRay Harvey)
Rashad Haughton ...
Hank Fields
Larry's Mother (as Janet Hubert-Whitten)
Larry / Young Lorenzo DuFau
Gordon's sister
Jeffrey Nash ...
Marcus / Gordon Buchanan
Gordon's Mother
Commodore Alfred Lind
Barney Garvey


The true story of one of only two U.S. Navy ships that saw combat in World War II with African-American crews.

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Rated PG for thematic elements, language and mild violence | See all certifications »


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11 November 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Proudly We Served  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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At the end of the film real footage is shown of the present day USS Mason featuring Bill Clinton and Tommy Hilfiger. Hilfiger's production company THEntertainment produced the film. See more »


The USS Mason was supposed to be a newly commissioned ship. In the correspondents cabin the electrical conduct has paint worn off. The speaker on deck is dented, chipped paint and been painted over. See more »


References The Birth of a Nation (1915) See more »


She's Funny That Way
Music by Neil Moret
Lyrics by Richard A. Whiting
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A worthwhile look at WWII culture
8 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just saw 'Proud" on a tape last night and didn't know that there was an all black enlisted man crew on a U.S. Navy ship during WWII. Maybe the acting and direction left something to be desired, but the message came across loud and clear.

I enlisted in the Marines at the age of 17, right after WWII was over. In the 3 years I served, I never saw a black Marine. I understood there were some black Marines that served in service and supply units, but they did not go through boot camp with white Marines and were completely segregated from us.

On the Navy ships I boarded, the only black sailors I ever saw were messmen and stewards in the galley and they kept pretty much to themselves. In 1948, when the armed forces were desegregated, I still didn't notice any difference in the racial makeup of our outfit. At the time I didn't think anything of it, but in hindsight, it was an awful way to treat black Americans. I'm glad that era is over.

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