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Proud (2004)

PG | | 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)
Albert Jones ...
Larry / Young Lorenzo DuFau
Gordon's sister
Jeffrey Nash ...
Marcus / Gordon Buchanan
Gerry Newton ...
Man on Train
Gordon's Mother
Commodore Alfred Lind


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)  »

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Proudly We Served  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


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 »


In the scene showing the ships departure from New York harbor, the camera pans down the side of the ship as the men "man the rail", and shows that the ship is still tied up to the pier. 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 fitting tribute to the late Ossie Davis
16 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed the movie. Despite the low budget and a foreigner that said he did not know there was discrimination in the American military this film is worth watching. A proper last film for Ossie Davis. With all the violent shoot em up movies out, this should be seen by young people alike. With the exception of Mr Davis and veteran actress Denise Nicholas the group of newcomers performed great. Shooting on location in Ireland added a touch that gave you the impression that you were actually there. Add to that actual footage of the ceremony honoring the crew of the USS Mason for their service to the country. May someone continue to produce these stories without worry of not being Oscar material. Bravo.

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