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Glory

(DVD - 2006)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Glory
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Based on the true story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War. Robert Gould Shaw and Cabot Forbes are two idealistic young Bostonians that lead the regiment; Sergeant Major John Rawlins is the inspiration who unites the troops; Private Trip is a runaway slave who joins the regiment.
Publisher: [Culver City, Calif.?] : Columbia TriStar Home Video, [2006]
Edition: Special ed., Widescreen
ISBN: 9781424832361
1424832365
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama GLORY
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 124 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in

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This is a fictional account based on the real experiences of Robert Gould Shaw, a white officer in the Union Army who commanded the 54th Massachusetts, the first black regiment in the Civil War. This is a very moving film filled with great performances.


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Jul 09, 2013
  • DebAK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What a wonderful, inspiring movie. A joy to watch. Spoiler: just beware of the tragic end of this movie!

Feb 23, 2013
  • pokano rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A superb cast and a heroic true story get lost in the truly corny and completely unnecessary musical score. Ugh. This movie deserved better. Fine battle scenes.

Nov 05, 2012
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. A++ DVD

Oct 26, 2012
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

One of the best films I have seen in this year. It was entertaining and interesting. Great performances a must see for all. “Truly a really great movie worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box”.

Oct 26, 2012
  • EuSei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a wonderful movie that shows the commitment of the North to free blacks enslaved in the South. It accurately portrays the few blacks who gallantly fought for theirs and their brothers and sisters' freedom. It has no bias, and it is not politically correct. The end is highly moving and is the reason of the title. I am not a big fan of Matthew Broderick, but he is great, as is the whole cast. Most certainly a 5-star, must see movie lovers of good historical movies should own. (I just LOVE to read the enraged--and jealous—comments from Canadians! It reminds me of my grandmother who used so say: “Enquanto os cães ladram, a caravana passa—that I believe will translate as: The dogs bark, but the caravan goes on…)

Aug 31, 2012
  • akirakato rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The total deaths of the American Civil War are 625,000 while those of the Second World War are 418,500 Americans.
If you view the film, you can easily understand why so many people died in the Civil War.
Slavery has been totally abolished since, but the States hasn't learned the lesson yet, and it has been involved in so many wars and conflicts ever since.
Why is that?
It is probably because the States is to spend 711 billion dollars for defence in 2012, which is 41% of the world military expenditures.

Jun 20, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i luvvvvv is soooooo much!!!!!!!!

Jan 09, 2012
  • dhanshaw123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Just watched this for the first time and now I see what all the buzz was about (awards). Great, moving movie.

Dec 20, 2011
  • kwarah rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

EXCELLENT DOCUMENTARY FILM,,,,
Where ever there is oppression, repression & subjugation, there's resistance & revolution.
Therefore, this real-life documentary film made from DOCUMENTED LETTERS OF THE FRONT LINE WARRIORS represents, ordinary men & women are willing to leave their families behind to fight & die for FREEDOM & force the world to succumb to the NEW DESTINY of the freedom-warriors.
Subsequently, FREEDOM REIGNS.
The courage, determination, willpower & commitment of the freedom-warriors destroys subjugation, inheriting freedom for generations to come.

Jul 03, 2011
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A++ DVD

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Feb 13, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Have you ever heard the song snow snow beautiful snow?
Why yes did you write that song?
No I shoveled it. Curly

Jun 20, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Trip: I mean, what's the point? Ain't nobody gonna win. It's just gonna go on and on.

Jun 20, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Colonel Robert G. Shaw: I see.

Jun 20, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Trip: I ain't fightin' this war for you, sir.

Jun 20, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Trip: He a weak white boy, and beatin' on a nigger make him feel strong.

Jun 20, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Rawlins: He's just a boy.

Jun 20, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Trip: I didn't win though.

Jun 20, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Trip: I run for President.

Jun 20, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sharts: What ya doin' since then?

Jun 20, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Trip: I'm from around Tennessee. I ran away when I was 12 years old and I ain't never looked back.

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Jul 09, 2013
  • DebAK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

DebAK thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Apr 04, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Jun 20, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Captain Robert Gould Shaw leads a company of Union soldiers from a Massachusetts Infantry Regiment in an attack on Confederate troops at the Battle of Antietam, on September 17, 1862

Apr 04, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.

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Apr 04, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Apr 04, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Apr 04, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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