Glory is a 1989 American war drama film directed by Edward Zwick and written by Kevin Jarre. Set during the American Civil War, the film is a gripping depiction of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, the Union Army's first African-American regiment. The story follows the journey of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick) who is tasked with leading this group of soldiers. Alongside Broderick, the film stars Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, and Cary Elwes. The narrative showcases the courage of these men as they face discrimination and the atrocities of war, climaxing in the Second Battle of Fort Wagner in July of 1863. Glory is a compelling tribute to these often overlooked heroes, and it won three Academy Awards, including a Best Supporting Actor award for Denzel Washington and a Best Cinematography award for cinematographer Freddie Francis.
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