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Soldiers Story, A Movie

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A must see 80’s movie. A Soldier’s story is a film that tells us about the racial conflicts that existed both in the American society and the armed forces after World War II.

Soldiers Story, A DVD

DVD Release

The DVD for the movie Soldiers Story, A was released on 08/31/1999 by Sony Pictures and is rated PG.


A Soldier’s Story narrates the events that surround the murder of a World War II black veteran, Sergeant Waters, who was returning home. The white citizens of the area are the prime suspects, but who is the killer?

A military black lawyer is dispatched from Washington D.C. in order to find the guilty person. Through the rest of A Soldier’s Story, Captain Davenport will have to deal with an uncooperative chain of command and resentful black soldiers.


Capt. Davenport - Howard E. Rollins Jr.
Sgt. Waters - Adolph Caesar
Pvt. Wilkie - Art Evans
Cpl. Cobb - David Alan Grier
Cpl. Ellis - Robert Townsend
Pfc. Peterson - Denzel Washington


During the shooting of A Soldier’s Story, Governor Bill Clinton dropped by since he was quite enthusiastic about the film.

The production of A Soldier’s Story was done at the United States Army Ready Reserve base of Fort Smith, where Elvis Presley had completed his basic training.

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80's Film Facts:

The Movie Soldiers Story, A was released to theatres on 09/14/1984 by Columbia, and grossed $22,100,000 at the box office in the US.

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