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on August 23, 2000
This movie takes a hard look at racism in the military duringthe 1940s ... The plot focuses around the murder of a black officer, and the Rollins character's investigation to find out who really was responsible for his death, in classic whodunit style. Especially worth noting are the performances of Adolph Caesar, Denzel Washington and Larry Riley, even though the entire cast is stellar. Patti LaBelle also has a cameo (and yes, she sings!). Riveting all around. Don't hesitate to pick this one up. END
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on March 3, 2000
Underated and only now available on DVD, this is a classic period piece. Totally overlooked are two musical performances by Patti Labelle, who is forced to sing in the period of 40's music... outdoes Aretha! What a shame the soundtrack is undeveloped and unavailable..Labelle never got that the constraint of such music results in a more powerful performance than in most of her subsequent work. Listen for yourselves and enjoy a finely crafted mystery, as well.
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on March 3, 2000
Unerated and only now available on DVD, this is a classic period piece. Totally overlooked are two musical performances by Patti Labelle, who is forced to sing in the period of 40's music... outdoes Aretha! What a shame the soundtrack is undeveloped and unavailable..Labelle never got that the constraint of such music results in a more powerful performance than in most of her subsequent work. Listen for yourselves and enjoy a finely crafted mystery, as well
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on February 6, 2000
this a great film.this is probably one of the greatest films that has never been seen in wide view like it so richly deserves.the Acting is very solid all the way thru.the direction is top notch as well.
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on August 15, 1999
This is one of the best murder mystery movies in years. It is superbly acted and directed. It appeals to all ages and the base depiction and military politics are all wonderful. Why is it that this movie is unavailable at most major video rental outlets??? Amazes me...
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on June 22, 1999
This film if very clever, thought-provoking and also manages to have very funny moments. It features many familiar faces (including Denzel Washington) early in their careers.
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on March 19, 1999
The performances in this movie are extrodinary. It goes without saying the direction is impecable due to the fact Norman Jewison was behind this. I still find it an overlooked film. If you enjoy cinema sit back and enjoy.
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