We ask these blessings in Jesus' name. Several make emotional speeches to inspire others, including Trip, who finally embraces his fellow soldiers.

The 54th leads the charge on the fort, suffering serious losses. Please reference “Error Code 2121” when contacting customer service. The percentage of Approved Tomatometer Critics who have given this movie a positive review.

Based on a true story of faith, love and soccer, For the Glory follows Kurt Kuykendall’s rise from tragedy to greatness. The regiment was not formed until early 1863, so they were not in camp for Christmas of 1862, and on the day the recruits arrived at Readville, they were given uniforms and new boots so soldiers were never reduced to marching barefoot in cold mud, as the film depicts. I am your commanding officer. Glory is a powerful picture that succeeds at telling a great story due to the fact that Edward Zwick is a great director, and all his films are wonderful, but Glory is by far one of his finest. Shaw finally gets the 54th a combat assignment after he blackmails Harker by threatening to report the illegal activities he has discovered. The film depicts the soldiers of the 54th from the formation of their regiment to their heroic actions at the Second Battle of Fort Wagner. Glory. Every Robert Zemeckis Movie, Ranked ... Movies Like Glory. ", "The Helen Reddy story and the song that inspired a revolution", Freddie Fields Productions, TriStar Pictures, 'Love, Weddings and Other Disasters' Trailer, 'The Opening Act' Interviews with Jimmy O. Yang & Steve Byrne. [37] The Region 1 DVD widescreen edition of the film was released in the United States on January 20, 1998. I will have to praise this American war drama directed by Edward Zwick and starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. The characters' idiosyncrasies emerge". He declines, not sure that the war will result in a better life for ex-slaves like himself.

|, October 11, 2019 Despite the film's closing statement that the Confederate fort was never taken by Union forces, it was finally occupied by the Union in September 1863 after the fort was abandoned. Forgot your password? and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. This is a powerful movie of courage and heroism with an academy award winning performance from a Denzel Washington.

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Cinemark And enough cannot be said about James Horner's magnificent score, which is incredibly passionate and spiritual. Their first volunteer is another friend, Thomas Searles, a bookish, free African-American. J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs & The Church of the SubGenius, Fall TV First Look: Find Out What’s Coming, The Best Peacock Original Shows and Movies, All Upcoming Disney Movies: New Disney Live-Action, Animation, Pixar, Marvel, and More. |, January 23, 2003 Glory contains the following inaccuracies: Glory's original motion picture soundtrack was released by Virgin Records on January 11, 1990. | Top Critics (10) This is a picture about the 54th Regiment, not Colonel Shaw, but at the same time the two are inseparable". I'm gonna work on you, you bastard, until I get you broken. I really enjoyed the film, and thought that it is a stunning piece of cinema that is worth checking out if you love war films.

Thomas Searles John Finn. When the men, led by Trip, begin tearing up their pay vouchers in protest of this unequal treatment, Shaw tears up his own voucher in support of his men. Broderick shines here, and he has come a long way since playing in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. [9] Summarizing the historical events, the book provides events surrounding the aftermath of the first Black Union regiment and how it influenced the outcome of the war.

Coming Soon. Cast & Crew. [11] Alternatively, Richard Schickel of Time described the picture by saying, "the movie's often awesome imagery and a bravely soaring choral score by James Horner that transfigure the reality, granting it the status of necessary myth". It is my hope that the same courage, spirit, and honor, which has brought us together, will one day restore this Union. And, the writing does an excellent job at developing the characters. Closing text reveals (incorrectly) that Fort Wagner never fell to the Union Army. However, the courage demonstrated by the 54th resulted in the United States accepting thousands of black men for combat, and President Abraham Lincoln credited them with helping to turn the tide of the war. Maj. Cabot Forbes Morgan Freeman. Shaw also supports his men in a pay dispute; the Federal government decrees that black soldiers will only be paid $10, not the $13 per month all white soldiers receive. Now I run off, leaving all my young'uns and my kinfolk, in bondage. [34] The film's revenue dropped by 37% in its second week of release, earning $1,682,720. Don't have an account? It is the movie's often awesome imagery and a bravely soaring choral score by James Horner that transfigure the reality, granting it the status of necessary myth. Stunning cinematography , inspirational screenplay written by Kevin Jarre, based on the personal letters of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, outstanding acting with powerful characters, dramatic music... like following instructions of "How to make a good movie" manual. It is a great pleasure to see you all here today.

Opening passages, meant to portray the Battle of Antietam, show volunteer military reenactors filmed at a major engagement at the Gettysburg battlefield. Just leave us a message here and we will work on getting you verified. Amongst those that are fighting against our oppression. And we thank you, father, for your grace, and your many blessings! Regal Pvt. A powerful and inspirational Civil War epic, Glory is a brilliantly crafted film from director Edward Zwick.

The film was nominated for five Academy Awards and won three, including Denzel Washington for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Private Trip. Its official wide release began in theaters on February 16, 1990. Special DVD features include: interactive menus, scene selections, widescreen 1.85:1 color anamorphic format, along with subtitles in English, Italian, Spanish and French. So I'm standing here this evening, Heavenly Father, to ask your blessings on all of us. Pvt. ", Rami Malek in Talks to Star Opposite Denzel Washington in 'Little Things', 11 Things You Never Knew About 'Election', Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand in Talks for Joel Coen's 'Macbeth' Adaptation, Denzel Washington Reportedly in Talks for Thriller 'Little Things'.

[3] He believed the production design credited to Norman Garwood and the cinematography of Freddie Francis paid "enormous attention to period detail". [3] The 54th was the first formal unit of the Union Army to be made up entirely of African-American enlisted men; all of the officers were white men.

Despite Mulcahy's treatment of his friend, Shaw reluctantly realizes the tough discipline is needed to prepare them for the coming challenges the regiment must face. Kevin Jarre's inspiration for writing the film came from viewing the monument to Colonel Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Boston Common. Exceptionally well-rendered and emotive war drama. Trip, despite his previous assertion that he would not do it, lifts the flag to rally the soldiers to continue, but he too is soon shot dead. |. They are almost grave and sedate under instruction and they restrain themselves.

It stars Matthew Broderick as Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, the regiment's commanding officer, and Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, and Morgan Freeman as fictional members of the 54th. It is sad that this movie made only $26,828,365... still, it was considered a moderate financial success, taking into account its $18 million budget. The film implies that most of the soldiers in the 54th regiment were former slaves, when in fact a majority had been born free men in the North.

In Glory, war is equal parts hell and heaven. A must see. Starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, and Cary Elwes, the performances are all especially good; particularly Washington, who gives a career performance.

[4][5], Exterior filming took place primarily in Massachusetts and Georgia. |, February 9, 2007 Verified reviews are considered more trustworthy by fellow moviegoers. Seemingly on the brink of victory, Forbes, Rawlins, Searles, Sharts, and the two color sergeants are fired upon by Confederate artillery. Broderick is great here, but other performances that stand out are that of Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington.

The film was nominated and won several awards in 1989–90. The Right Stuff. As night falls, the regiment is pinned down against the walls of the fort. They were the first unit of what became known as the United States Colored Troops and known for their heroic actions at Fort Wagner. Also included are: an exclusive featurette entitled, Voices of Glory, an original featurette, deleted scenes, production notes, theatrical trailers, talent files, and scene selections.

[4] Roger Ebert from the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film three-and-a-half stars out of four, calling it "a strong and valuable film no matter whose eyes it is seen through". The score for the film was composed and orchestrated by James Horner in association with the Boys Choir of Harlem.