Screenwriter Kevin Jarre was inspired by a memorial to the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Boston Common. The 54th was the first formal unit of the Union Army to be made up entirely of African-American enlisted men; Jarre said that until that moment, it had never occurred to him that African-Americans had fought for their own freedom. The white officers of the 54th do most of the storytelling in Glory, for better or worse, but brilliant performances from Matthew Broderick, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman and an OSCAR-winning Denzel Washington come together in a stirring if bitterly overdue tribute to heroism, sacrifice and brotherhood.
1989 / 2h 2m / R / War Drama
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, United States