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Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates.
Along with Anatomy of a Murder (1959), Crimson Tide (1995), Independence Day (1996), and The Dark Knight (2008), this is one of only five films whose purely orchestral soundtracks won the Grammy Award for Best Score despite not being nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score.
Robert Gould Shaw, the son of wealthy Boston abolitionists, was 23 years old when he enlisted to fight in the War Between the States. He wrote home regularly, telling his parents of life in the gathering Army of the Potomac. / These letters are ...
Colonel Robert G. Shaw: ...
When Rawlins is promoted to Sergeant-Major, he is handed the insignia sewn onto a blue cloth backing. While this is common with Civil War reenactors, the stripes of the era were individual stripes that had to be sewn on one-by-one.
There is another PG version made for school showings, with no blood, and has a commentary at the beginning by Denzel Washington.
$63,661 (USA) (17 December 1989)
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