Proud (2005)

Proud
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 27mins.
Genres Drama, Historical
Keywords armed forces, WWII
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Mary Pat Kelly Source Material (from documentary: "Proud") 120786 4000002
Mary Pat Kelly Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Sheila Cox Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Tommy Hilfiger Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Thom Martini Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Margarat Murphy Editor n/a 172 7000001
Anthony J Ciccolini III Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Kim Coleman Casting n/a 179 10000001
Susan Kelly Panian Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Tasso Zapanti Music n/a 120781 8000001
Ally Hilfiger Producer n/a 3 3000001
Mary Pat Kelly Director n/a 2 2000001
Vernel Bagneris Actor Larry's Father 1 1000005
Denise Nicholas Actor Gordon's Mother 1 1000004
Darnell Williams Actor Thomas Young 1 1000003
Stephen Rea Actor Barney Garvey 1 1000002
Albert Jones Actor Larry/Young Lorenzo DuFau 1 1000006
Jeffrey Nash Actor Marcus/Gordon Buchanan 1 1000007
Aidan Quinn Actor Commodore Alfred Lind 1 1000011
Kidada Jones Actor Gordon's sister 1 1000010
Michael Scott Actor n/a 1 1000009
Erik LaRay Harvey Actor Kevin/James Graham 1 1000008
Ossie Davis Actor Lorenzo DuFau 1 1000001
Synopsis
Lorenzo DuFau is a hero. As a World War II sailor, he helped save the world in 1944. As a black man, he had to fight to get in the fight--yet his country ignores him. His son dismisses him as a failure. His grandson hardly knows him. Until late one night when he finally tells his grandson Larry, and Larry's two college friends Kevin and Marcus, about his ship, the USS Mason. In the segregated Navy, with the vast majority of black men relegated to duty as stewards or laborers, DuFau and his shipmates were the only crew to take a warship into combat. As they hear the story, Larry, Marcus and Kevin become the 1940s Mason shipmates: James Graham, Gordon Buchanan, and DuFau himself. Now the adventure begins as the men of the Mason escort convoys across the treacherous North Atlantic, battle German submarines, and survive the "storm of the century." Commodore Alfred Lind recommends them for commendations, and black journalist Thomas Young writes about their exploits for the folks back home. The Mason crew does all this while fighting racism from individual sailors and from within the Navy itself--nothing stops them. History has forgotten the USS Mason and the young men are determined to change this. Larry appeals to his father. He's determined with the help of his friends to reunite the veterans and force Washington to award the men their long overdue honors.