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Miracle at St. Anna Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Spike Lee's World War II film Miracle at St. Anna begins in 1983 with Hector Negron, a veteran of that war, unexpectedly shooting a customer dead. Police discover that the suspect, a quiet postal worker, kept a statue head worth millions of dollars in his apartment. An eager young reporter (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) interviews Negron in his cell about the mysterious artifact. While serving in the all-minority 92nd "Buffalo Soldier" Division, Negron and three comrades managed to sneak deep into enemy territory in Italy. One of the men, Sam Train (Omar Benson Miller), picked the head up while they were serving in Florence and believes it brings him good luck. Negron (Laz Alonso), Train, and Bishop Cummings (Michael Ealy), along with their sergeant, Aubrey Stamps (Derek Luke), take refuge in the Italian village of St. Anna, harbored by locals who are resisting the Nazis -- who themselves surround the area. Train also protects an injured Italian boy he discovers while investigating a seemingly abandoned dwelling. Eventually, the soldiers make contact with their superiors, and are ordered to capture a German so that he may be interrogated about an upcoming attack. Lee adapted Miracle at St. Anna from a novel by James McBride, who also penned the screenplay. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:September 26, 2008

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Houston Film Critics Terence Blanchard Best Original Score 2008 Winner

Cast

Derek Luke
as 2nd Staff Sergeant Aubrey Stamps
Michael Ealy
as Sergeant Bishop Cummings
Laz Alonso
as Corp. Hector Negron
Omar Benson Miller
as Private First Class Sam Train
Valentina Cervi
as Renata
Matteo Sciabordi
as Angelo Torancelli -- the Boy
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
as Tim Boyle
John Turturro
as Detective "Tony" Ricci
John Leguizamo
as Enrico
Kerry Washington
as Zana Wilder
D.B. Sweeney
as Colonel Driscoll
Robert John Burke
as General Ned Almond
Omero Antonutti
as Ludovico
Sergio Albelli
as Rodolfo
Alexandra Maria Lara
as Axis Sally
Pierfrancesco Favino
as Pepi "the Great Butterfly" Grotta

Crew

Spike Lee
Director
Spike Lee
Producer
Roberto Cicutto
Producer
Luigi Musini
Producer
James McBride
Screenwriter
James McBride
Book Author
Matthew J. Libatique
Cinematographer
Terence Blanchard
Composer (Music Score)
Barry Alexander Brown
Editor
Tonino Zera
Production Designer
Donato Tieppo
Art Director
Carlo Serafini
Supervising Art Director
Marco Valerio Pugini
Executive Producer
Jon Kilik
Executive Producer
Carlo Poggioli
Costume Designer
Kim Taylor Coleman
Casting
Beatrice Kruger
Casting
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