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Actors: Howard E. Rollins Jr., Adolph Caesar, Denzel Washington, Wings Hauser, Patti LaBelle, Art Evans, Dennis Lipscomb

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A SOLDIER'S STORY, based on a play by Charles Fuller, was directed by Norman Jewison in 1984.
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The setting is a military camp, reserved to Afro-American soldiers, in Louisiana in the year 1944. After the murder of a sergeant, Washington sends Capt. Davenport to the camp in order to find out what happened. The soldiers are convinced that the Ku Klux Klan is to blame while the white military hierarchy is trying to dissuade Davenport from looking too far into the case. Davenport will question the soldiers of the company one by one and soon discover that Waters, the murdered sergeant, was hated by most of his men.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 70%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Murder Mystery?    -   Yes Murders of set profession?    -   soldiers

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   senior military Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Is this movie based on a    -   play

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