A Soldier's Story 1984


In a rural town in Louisiana, a black Master Sergeant is found shot to death just outside the local Army Base. A military lawyer, also a black man, is sent from Washington to conduct an investigation. Facing an uncooperative chain of command and fearful black troops, Captain Davenport must battle with deceit and prejudice in order to find out exactly who really did kill Sergeant Waters.

Directed by: Norman Jewison
Release date: 1984-09-14
Runtime: 101 minutes
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Tagline: Alone, far from home, and far from justice, he has three days to learn the truth about a murder... and the truth is a story you won't forget.
Howard Rollins
Howard Rollins
Captain Davenport 
Adolph Caesar
Adolph Caesar
Sergeant Waters 
Art Evans
Art Evans
Private Wilkie 
Robert Townsend
Robert Townsend
Corporal Ellis 
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
Private First Class Peterson 
David Alan Grier
David Alan Grier
Corporal Cobb 
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Also known as:
  • A História do Soldado
  • En soldats historia
  • Historien om en soldat
  • I istoria enos stratioti
  • Katonatörténet
  • Opowiesc zolnierza
  • Povestea unui soldat
  • Příběh vojáka
  • Sergeant Waters - Eine Soldatengeschichte
  • Sotilaan tarina
  • Storia di un soldato
  • Войнишка история
  • Історія солдата