Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War’s first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates.
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: Edward Zwick
Writers: Kevin Jarre (screenplay), Lincoln Kirstein
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes