Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker (1994)

TV Movie   |  PG-13   |    |  Drama, Thriller


Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker (1994) Poster

The story of Johnson Whittaker, one of the first African-American cadets admitted to West Point. Tied down and beaten by his fellow cadets, Whittaker was court-martialed on the grounds that... See full summary »


6.3/10
487

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast



Director:

Harry Morgan Moses

Writer:

Harry Morgan Moses

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


9 July 2004 | adriennelee88
Good Acting, but not for title character
I am glad this story was dramatized. It is an excellent, if not frustrating story and it is played out well. I do have to disagree with the portrayal of Johnson Whittaker, though. I do not feel Seth Gilliam did a good job at portraying the conflict, emotion and frustration he must have felt. Scenes with Samuel L Jackson were, as always, excellent. And Sam Waterston was excellent playing a bigoted lawyer conflicted in his feelings towards race and upholding the law. This movie makes you incredulous. But, since it is accurate and based on the court records, gives us a good indication of the incredible injustices that the supposed justice system was upholding in the late 1800s. (I know, it was a court martial, not a trial, but still presumably based on justice.)

Critic Reviews


More Like This

Against the Wall

Against the Wall

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin

The Return of Superfly

The Return of Superfly

The New Age

The New Age

Searching for Hell

Searching for Hell

4 Kings

4 Kings

Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace

Dead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace

The Escape Of Prisoner 614

The Escape Of Prisoner 614

A Shock to the System

A Shock to the System

Etienne!

Etienne!

Wolfskinder

Wolfskinder

Simon sagt 'Auf Wiedersehen' zu seiner Vorhaut

Simon sagt 'Auf Wiedersehen' zu seiner Vorhaut

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Drama | Thriller

Everything That's New on Netflix in August

No need to waste time endlessly browsing—here's the entire lineup of new movies and TV shows streaming on Netflix this month.

See the full list

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com