Howard E. Rollins,
Jr.(Davenport), Adolph Caesar (Waters), Art Evans (Wilkie), David Alan Grier (Cobb), David Harris (Smalls), Denzel Washington (Peterson)
A military lawyer investigates the death of a
strict drill sergeant at a Louisiana army camp, where the murder may or may not be racially motivated.
A well-written and very well acted, but rather
old-fashioned mystery melodrama from director Norman Jewison, with standout performances particularly from Howard E. Rollins, Jr. & Adolph Caesar, with a notable early role
from Denzel Washington.
Unfair comparisons will be made with A Few
Good Men (qv).