“A Soldier's Story” quotes(1984)
Plot – In a military training camp of Louisiana, life is tense and risky every day. Sergeant Waters is the most aggressive one and he's hated by all the African-American soldiers even if he is black. One evening, he gets a terrific hangover in the local bar and he's found dead among the bushes of a suburban road.
All actors – Howard E. Rollins Jr., Adolph Caesar, Art Evans, David Alan Grier, David Harris, Dennis Lipscomb, Larry Riley, Robert Townsend, Denzel Washington, William Allen Young, Patti LaBelle, Wings Hausershow all
“A Soldier's Story” Quotes 6 quotes
“We're men. Soldiers. And I don't intend for our race to be cheated of its place of honor and respect in this war because of fools like C.J.”
“Remember, you're the first colored officer most of these men ever seen. The Army expects you to set an example for the colored troops... and be a credit to your race.”
“Any man ain't sure where he belong, gotta' be in a whole lotta pain.”
“The worst thing you can do, in this part of the country, is pay too much attention to the death of a negro under mysterious circumstances.”
“- Private First Class Peterson: I didn't kill much. Some things need gettin' rid of. Man like Waters never did nobody no good anyway, Captain.
- Captain Davenport: Who gave you the right to judge? To decide who is fit to be a negro, and who is not? Who?”