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In a rural town in Louisiana, a black Master Sergeant is found shot to death just outside the local Army Base. A military lawyer, also a black man, is sent from Washington to conduct an investigation. Facing an uncooperative chain of command and fearful black troops, Captain Davenport must battle with deceit and prejudice in order to find out exactly who really did kill Sergeant Waters.

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Directed by

Norman Jewison

Written by

Charles Fuller (Screenplay)

Runtime

101 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Alone, far from home, and far from justice, he has three days to learn the truth about a murder... and the truth is a story you won't forget.

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Keywords

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