which came out in 1989, and starred Matthew Broderick
, Denzel Washington
, Cary Elwes
, and Morgan Freeman
. It is the story of the first Black regiment
to fight for the North in the Civil War
It is told from the point-of-view of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, portrayed by Broderick, who commanded the Massachusetts 54th.
The film was nominated for five Oscars and won three, including Best Supporting Actor to Denzel Washington.
The movie itself was very intense, especially in the attack on Fort Wagner at the end. The musical score, with the Harlem Boys Choir, made the emotional impact that much more severe. Yeah, I was a cry-baby by the end.