The heart-stopping story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War, GLORY stars Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. Broderick and Elwes are idealistic young Bostonians who lead the regiment; Freeman is the inspirational sergeant who unites the troops; and Washington, in an Oscar-winning performance (1989, Best Supporting Actor), is the runaway slave who embodies the indomitable spirit of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts.
Won: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Washington), Best Cinematography, Best Sound, 1990 Academy Awards
Nominated: Best Film Editing, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, 1990 Academy Awards
Washington, Freeman and company give that goal, and this movie, an updated vitality. -- Desson Howe, WASHINGTON POST