SYNOPSIS

GLORY recounts the bravery of a group of Civil War soldiers often overlooked by history–the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts, a troop of free black men who fought to help win liberty for their enslaved brothers. Based on the historical novels ONE GALLANT RUSH by Peter Burchand and LAY THIS LAUREL by Lincoln Kirstein and the letters of Robert Gould Shaw, the film follows the youthful Colonel Shaw (Matthew Broderick) as he takes responsibility for readying these soldiers for battle. Shaw, a privileged young Boston Brahman, finds the job harder than expected because many of the men balk at taking orders from him. Private Trip (Denzel Washington) is especially resistant to Shaw’s leadership, but over time the two come to an understanding as they endure the hardships of the war.


TRAILER


RELEASE DATE

March 02, 1990

DIRECTOR

Edward Zwick

WRITER

Robert Gould Shaw (letters) Lincoln Kirstein (book)

COMPANY

Columbia Pictures Corporation

GENRE

Drama, History, War

CERT

15

RUNTIME

122 minutes