Miracle at St. Anna (film) The story of four black American soldiers who are members of the U.S. Army’s all-black 92nd “Buffalo Soldier” Division, stationed in Tuscany, Italy during World War II. They experience the tragedy and triumph of the war as they find themselves trapped behind enemy lines in a Tuscan village, separated from their unit after one of them risks his life to save a traumatized young Italian boy. As the Nazis approach, the American soldiers rely on help from the villagers and a small group of partisan fighters. Released on September 26, 2008, after a world premiere on September 7 at the Toronto Film Festival. Directed by Spike Lee. A Touchstone Picture in association with On My Own Produzioni Cinematografiche and RAI Cinema. Stars Derek Luke (Aubrey Stamps), Michael Ealy (Bishop Cummings), Laz Alonso (Hector Negron), Omar Benson Miller (Sam Train), Pierfrancesco Favino (Peppi Grotta), Valentina Cervi (Renata), Matteo Sciabordi (Angelo Torancelli), John Turturro (Antonio Ricci), John Leguizamo (Enrico), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Tim Boyle). Based on the novel by James McBride. 160 min. Filmed in CinemaScope on location in Italy, with additional scenes in New York, Louisiana, and the Bahamas.