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

you march like crippled old goats.

Christ! We'll be here day and night

until it's right.

A one, one.

Company, halt.

About face.

You are ugly Mexican-

African fucking whores!

We'll work on this

day and night, gentlemen.

Forward at the half step, march!


You half-wit black bastard.

Do they cut your balls off at birth?

l'm gonna work on you, bastard,

until l get you broken in.

Company, halt!

For God's sake!

Do you not know right from left?

No, sir.

How many here

do not know right from left?

Jesus, have pity!

This is your front.

This is your rear.

This is your right and this-

Now you're learning, boyo.

Company, forward march.

A one, one, one.

- Two.

- One, two, one, two...

You bloody Hindus!

Get it right.


Start it again.

ln each rank.


Left, left,

left, right, left.

Quite louder, march!

Left, l-

Get your goddamn hands

out of your pocket, soldier!

Left, left, right, left.

Bonnie Prince Charlie,

are you a gentleman?

Are you a member of Congress?

Or are you the bloody prince of Africa?

Don't look at me.

Look straight ahead.

l'll leash your ass up, boyo.

The lrish are not known

for their fondness for the coloureds.

What about the uniforms?

Still no word.

The rifles?

See to it.

You've got a lot to learn.

You haven't had no master like me.

Dear Mother:

The men learn very quickly...

...faster than white troops,

it seems to me.

They're almost grave and sedate

under instruction.

And they restrain themselves.

But the moment

they are dismissed from drill...

...every tongue is relaxed

and every ivory tooth is visible.

And you wouldn't know from the sound

of it that this is an Army camp.

They must've learned this...

...from hours of meaningless,

inhuman work....

To set their minds free so quickly...

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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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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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