Glory (1989)

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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.


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Director:

Edward Zwick

Writers:

Kevin Jarre (screenplay), Lincoln Kirstein (book), Peter Burchard (book), Robert Gould Shaw (letters)

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22 April 1999 | 4ize
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| Memorable and moving - truly glorious
Easily the best Civil War movie ever produced, and among the front rank of all war movies. Filled with memorable and moving scenes - the look of sheer defiance on Trip's (Denzel Washington) face as his already scarred back is whipped, the men of the 54th telling their stories around the campfire on the eve of battle, Shaw (Matthew Broderick) turning loose his horse on the beach before Ft. Wagner. History is brought to life more vividly in this film than in any big-budget all-star cast epic I can recall. Most often , those films only succeed in collapsing under their own weight and leaving audiences more turned off about history. Glory brings the issues of the time - slavery, freedom and sacrifice - down to human scale. We can understand why the men of the 54th were willing to take up arms, and how tragic it was that they had to sacrifice their lives in order to be considered men.

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$63,661 17 December 1989

Gross USA:

$26,979,166

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,979,166

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