Released 1989 by Columbia Tri-Star, widescreen 1:85:1 color, 70mm 6-track and Dolby Stereo sound, 122 mins., Laserdisc released 1991, DVD with Dolby Digital 5:1 sound released 1997.
- produced by Freddie Fields
- directed by Edward Zwick
- screenplay by Kevin Jarre, based on Peter Burchard's One Gallant Rush, Lincoln Kirstein's Lay This Laurel and the letters of Robert Gould Shaw at Harvard
- cinematography by Freddie Francis (AA)
- sound by Lon Bender (AA)
- art direction by Keith Pain, Dan Webster (AA nomination)
- edited by Steven Rosenblum (AA nomination)
- Matthew Broderick as Robert Gould Shaw
- Cary Elwes as Cabot Forbes
- John Finn as Mulcahy
- Andre Braugher as Thomas
- Morgan Freeman as Rawlins
- Jihmi Kennedy as Sharts
- Denzel Washington as Trip (AA best supporting actor)
- Jane Alexander as Shaw's mother
- Raymond St. Jacques as Fred. Douglass
- Cliff De Young as Colonel Montgomery
- Christian Baskous as Edward Pierce
- Burchard, Peter. One Gallant Rush: Robert Gould Shaw and his Brave Black Regiment. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1965. 168 p.
- Cornish, Dudley Taylor. The Sable Arm; Negro Troops in the Union Army, 1861-1865. New York, Longmans, Green, 1956. 337 p.
- Duncan, Russell, ed. Blue-eyed Child of Fortune: the Civil War letters of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. University of Georgia Press, 1992. 421 p.
- Emilio, Luis F. with introduction by James M. McPherson & Edwin Gittleman. A Brave Black Regiment: History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1863-1865. Salem, N.H.: Ayer Co. Publishers, 1990. 452 p. Originally published 1894 by Boston Book Co.
- McPherson, James M. "The Glory Story," New Republic, Jan. 8, 1990, pp. 22-30.
- Morrow, Lance. "Manhood and the Power of Glory," Time, Feb. 26, 1990, p. 68.
- Shearer, Jacqueline, producer. The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry. PBS Video, 1991. 51 mins.
- Simpson, Lewis P.Mind and the American Civil War: a Meditation on Lost Causes. Louisiana State University Press, 1989. 110 p.
- Trescott, Jacqueline, "Saint-Gaudens's Famed Sculpture of Black Civil War Regiment Moves to the National Gallery," Washington Post, September 17, 1997, page D01.
History Department | Filmnotes | revised 3/7/2000 by Schoenherr