“- Surgeon: Lincoln is gonna issue an emancipation proclamation. Gonna free the slaves.
- Col. Robert Gould Shaw: What?
- Surgeon: Well, maybe not the ones in the border states but he's gonna free some of 'em, anyway.
- Col. Robert Gould Shaw: My God.
- Surgeon: Yeah, he said he would have done it sooner, only he was waiting for a big victory,...” (continue) (continue reading)
Plot – In 1863 during the Civil War, the Yankees employed black soldiers, mostly former slaves that had fled from the South. The movie tells the story of the training of a black battalion, led by the white colonel Shaw. The Boston bourgeois man, with the help of his comrade Cabot Forbe and the tireless white sergeant Mulcahy, wins the trust of his men, especially that of Trip, and guides them to their first battle, which ends in a useless massacre. These men, despised by everyone, die with indomitable bravery.
All actors – Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman, Jihmi Kennedy, Andre Braugher, John Finn, Donovan Leitch Jr., JD Cullum, Alan North, Bob Gunton, Cliff De Youngshow all
“Glory” Quotes 12 quotes
“- Pvt. Trip: What's the point? Ain't nobody gonna win. It's just gonna go on and on.
- Col. Robert Gould Shaw: Can't go on forever.
- Pvt. Trip: Yeah, but ain't nobody gonna win, sir.
- Col. Robert Gould Shaw: Somebody's gonna win.
- Pvt. Trip: Who? I mean, you get to go on back to Boston, big house and all that. What about us? What do we get?
-...” (continue) (continue reading)
“I ain't much about no prayin', now. I ain't never had no family, and... killed off my mama. Well, I just... y'all's the onliest family I got. I love the 54th. Ain't even much a matter what happens tomorrow, 'cause we men, ain't we?”
“- Sgt. Maj. Mulcahy: Left! Right! Left! [to Pvt. Jupiter Sharts] What the hell are you doing, boy? Don't you know your right from your left?
- Pvt. Jupiter Sharts: N-n-no, sah.
- Sgt. Maj. Mulcahy: No? How many here do not know right from left? [half a dozen hands are raised. Mutters] Jesus have pity.”
“You can march like the white man, you can talk like him. You can sing his songs, you can even wear his suits. But, you ain't never gonna be nothing to him, than an ugly ass chimp... in a blue suit.”
“- Pvt. Trip: Nigger, you better get your hands off me!
- Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins: Ain't no niggers around here! Understand?
- Pvt. Trip: Oh, I see, so the white man give you a couple a stripes, and suddenly you start hollerin' and orderin' everybody around, like you the massa himself! Nigger, you ain't nothin' but the white man's dog!”
“Before this war began, many of my regiment had never seen a Negro. Now the roads are choked with the dispossessed. We fight for men and women whose poetry is not yet written but which will presently be as enviable and as renowned as any.”
“- Pvt. Trip: Wait, no. That's my space, nigger. I sleep better close by the door.
- Cpl. Thomas Searles: Well, if you don't mind, I'd prefer a space where there's more sufficient reading light.
- Pvt. Trip: Oh, I like it when niggers talk good as white folk!
- Cpl. Thomas Searles: I'd be happy to teach you. It would be my pleasure.”