Synopsis: Shaw was an officer in the Federal Army during the American Civil War who volunteered to lead the first company of black soldiers. Shaw was forced to deal with the prejudices of both the enemy (who had orders to kill commanding officers of blacks), and of his own fellow officers.
Director(s): Edward Zwick
Production: TriStar
  Won 3 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 18 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
122 min

l mean, l know how much you'd like to be

a colonel, but a coloured regiment?

You know how unpopular

that would be...

...handing out guns to 1,000 coloureds?

What's wrong?

l'm gonna do it.

You're not serious?

l want you to come with me.


And you?

Can you picture me

in charge of a regiment?

Picture me in charge of anything?

l would be honoured to have you.

Then you're an idiot.

ls it true?

There's to be a coloured regiment?

So it seems.

Then l am your first volunteer.

Present arms!

How's it look, colonel?

We gonna whup the Secesh?

Hey, boss, when we get the blue suit?

We ready to whup them Rebs.

When we gonna get to fight?

- Attention!

- Attention!

- Good morning.

- Morning.

Good morning, gentlemen.

l am Colonel Robert Gould Shaw.

l am your commanding officer.

lt is a great pleasure

to see you all here today.

lt is my hope

that the same courage...

...spirit and honour...

...which has brought us together...

...will one day restore this union.

May God bless us all.

Form companies?

- We'll commence with forming companies.

- Officers, take charge...

You recruits will report

to your respective officers... the letter of your company

in alphabetical order...

...which is in

the top left-hand corner...

...of your muster sheet.

ls that a book, brother?

Yes, it is, actually.

The name's Searles. Thomas Searles.

Jupiter Sharts, sir.

What it about, that book?

lt's a collection of essays.

Fourier, Emerson...

...all the transcendentalists.

lt got pictures?

- Teach me?

- Yes, l'd be happy to.

Just look at what's walking in here.

Look at them. Go on.

l'd rather have a hog than a n*gger.

You could eat the hog.

lt's getting dark

mighty early around here.

Sergeant of the guard!

Post your sentry!

Yes, sir!

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Kevin Jarre

Kevin Jarre (August 6, 1954 – April 3, 2011) was an American screenwriter, actor, and film producer. more…

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