Glory - Movie: 54th Mass Reg't Starts Assault on Ft. Wagner Video

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Glory - Movie 1989 - The 54th Massachusetts Regiment starts it's famous assault on Battery Wagner.
Glory (film)
n.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glory_%28film%29
Glory is a 1989 Academy Award-winning drama based on the history of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment during the American Civil War. The 54th was one of the first formal units of the U.S. Army to be made up entirely of African American men (apart from the officers). The first was the 1st South Carolina Volunteers.
Comparisons with historical fact
n.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glory_%28film%29#Comparisons_with_historical_fact
54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
n.wikipedia.org/wiki/54th_Massachusetts_Volunteer_Regiment
Robert Gould Shaw - Colonel commanding 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
n.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Gould_Shaw
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Soundtrack:
James Horner composed the soundtrack to the film. One of the most popular tracks is Charging Fort Wagner. This music plays when the regiment charges the fort. The Boys Choir of Harlem were featured on the entirety of the soundtrack.
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Awards:
The film was nominated for five categories and won three Oscars:
Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Denzel Washington.
Oscar for Best Cinematography - Freddie Francis.
Oscar for Best Sound Mixing - Donald O. Mitchell, Gregg C. Rudloff, Elliot Tyson, Russell Williams II.
Nomination for Art Direction - Norman Garwood (art direction) & Garrett Lewis (set decoration).
Nomination for Film Editing - Steven Rosenblum.
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Glory (1989)
rected by:
Edward Zwick
Writing credits:
Robert Gould Shaw (letters)
Lincoln Kirstein (book "Lay This Laurel")
Peter Burchard (book "One Gallant Rush")
Kevin Jarre (screenplay)
Cast:
Matthew Broderick - Col. Robert Gould Shaw
Denzel Washington - Pvt. Trip
Cary Elwes - Maj. Cabot Forbes
Morgan Freeman - Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins
Jihmi Kennedy - Pvt. Jupiter Sharts
Andre Braugher - Cpl. Thomas Searles
John Finn - Sgt. Maj. Mulcahy
Donovan Leitch - Capt. Charles Fessenden Morse
JD Cullum - Henry Sturgis Russell (as John David Cullum)
Alan North - Gov. John Albion Andrew
Bob Gunton - Gen. Charles Garrison Harker
Cliff De Young - Col. James M. Montgomery (as Cliff DeYoung)
Christian Baskous . Edward L. Pierce
RonReaco Lee - Mute drummer boy
Jay O. Sanders - Gen. George Crockett Strong
Richard Riehle - Kendric, quatermaster
Daniel Jenkins - 'A' Co. officer
Michael Smith Guess - 'A' Co. soldier
Abdul Salaam El Razzac - 'A' Co. soldier
Peter Michael Goetz - Francis George Shaw
Pete Munro - Surgeon
Benji Wilhoite - Young soldier at Antietam
Ethan Phillips - Hospital steward
Mark A. Levy - Bigoted soldier
Randell Haynes - Haggis, paymaster
Afemo Omilami - Tall contraband
Keith Noble - Short contraband
Dan Biggers - Minister
Marc Gowan - Dr. William B. Rogers
Raymond Godshall Jr. - Dr. Charles G. Thorpe
Bob Minor - Contraband soldier in Darien
Joan Riordan - White woman
Saundra Franks - Black woman
Mark A. Jones - 54th Massachusetts soldier
Peter Grandfield - 10th Connecticut soldier
Mark Margolis - 10th Connecticut soldier
Paul Desmond - 10th Connecticut soldier
Tom Barrington - 10th Connecticut soldier
Michael Fowler - 10th Connecticut soldier
Richard Wright - 10th Connecticut soldier
The Boys Choir of Harlem - Boys choir
Jane Alexander - Sarah Blake Sturgis Shaw (uncredited)
Carla Brothers - Charlotte Forten (uncredited)
Rachel Lea Grundfast - Ellen Shaw (uncredited)
Kevin Hershberger - Confederate Soldier (uncredited)
Kevin Jarre - 10th Connecticut soldier (uncredited)
Jay Lance - Union Soldier (uncredited)
William Mathis - Union soldier (uncredited)
Bill Nunn - (uncredited)
Larry Peterson - Union Officer (uncredited)
Roger Ragland - Cavalry officer (uncredited)
Raymond St. Jacques - Frederick Douglass (uncredited)
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