• Publication date: May 19, 2014


Inspired from a true story, depicting the struggles of the first all blacks unit of the US Army, during the American civil war.

  • Publication date: May 19, 2014


Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1989

MBC Max:

January 4, 2017 20:00 (KSA) ~ January 4, 2017 19:00 (CLT)

The movie, unfortunately, is inspired by true real life events that took place during the American Civil War. The movie details the many struggles, racism, and humiliations, faced by the unit’s men, as seen through the eyes of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick). The movie was a huge success upon it’s release, praised for the high production and message. Even colonel Shaw, had in consequences suffered the same treatment and prejudices as his battalion, from both sides; the film, also helped launch the careers of many young black actors, most notably Denzel Washington.

A group of men at war, fighting two battles at the same time, one for their country, the other for their dignity and freedom. A harrowing movie, on all levels; from the war setting, to the unspeakable acts and situations that they had to go through; directed with assurance, by Edward Zwick.




  • Matthew Broderick as Colonel Robert Gould Shaw
  • Denzel Washington as Private Silas Trip
  • Morgan Freeman as Sergeant Major John Rollins
  • Cary Elwes as Major Cabot Forbes
  • Cliff De Young as Colonel James Montgomery
  • Andre Braugher as Private Thomas Searles
  • Jihmi Kennedy as Private Jupiter Sharts
  • Alan North as Governor John Albion Andrew
  • John Finn as Sergeant Major Mulcahy
  • Donovan Leitch as Captain Charles Fessenden Morse
  • Bob Gunton as General Charles Garrison Harker
  • Jay O. Sanders as General George Crockett Strong
  • Raymond St. Jacques as Frederick Douglass
  • Jane Alexander as Sarah Blake Sturgis Shaw



Directed by: Edward Zwick

Rating: R