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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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This was the first film ever produced for Tommy Hilfiger's THEntertainment production company. See more »


The movie refers to A.W.O.L. (Absent With Out Leave) which is an Army term. The correct term for the Navy is U.A. (Unauthorized Absence). 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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Great story, but terribly executed & acted.
18 January 2008 | by (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) – See all my reviews

This is a great story and was just the beginning of equality in the United States. (We are still working on it too.) However despite the fact this is true, it's still a movie and this is a movie site. I realize independent films have a hard time getting good actors, but wow. The only one even mediocre is the excellent Ossie Davis. But even he couldn't make up for all the actors (including the one playing him as a young man) absolutely atrocious acting. Granted the script was terribly cliché, but even then you have got to get some decent actors! I wouldn't recommend this to anybody because it is so poorly done in every category. Read some books about the true story of the U.S.S Mason, because they give these men the respect they deserve.

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