Ambitious multipart PBS production that brings to life five generations of one of America's leading political and historical families. It traces their lives from John Adams early years as a... See full summary »

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1976  
Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 17 nominations. See more awards »
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 John Adams II - younger (7 episodes, 1976)
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 Richard Cranch (6 episodes, 1976)
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 Andrew Jackson (6 episodes, 1976)
David Birney ...
 John Quincy Adams (6 episodes, 1976)
W.B. Brydon ...
 Samuel Adams (6 episodes, 1976)
Allan Carlsen ...
 John Adams II (6 episodes, 1976)
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 John Quincy Adams (6 episodes, 1976)
Curt Dawson ...
 John Hancock (6 episodes, 1976)
M'el Dowd ...
 Madame Brillon (6 episodes, 1976)
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 John Adams (6 episodes, 1976)
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 Henry Clay (6 episodes, 1976)
Patrick Horgan ...
 Lord Howe (6 episodes, 1976)
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 Nabby (6 episodes, 1976)
(6 episodes, 1976)
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 Fanny (6 episodes, 1976)
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 Abigail 'Nabby' Adams II (6 episodes, 1976)
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 Mrs. Smith (6 episodes, 1976)
Pamela Payton-Wright ...
 Louisa Catherine Adams (6 episodes, 1976)
William Shust ...
 Patrick Henry (6 episodes, 1976)
Jean-Pierre Stewart ...
 Alexis de Toqueville (6 episodes, 1976)
John Tillinger ...
 King George III (6 episodes, 1976)
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 Abigail Smith Adams (6 episodes, 1976)
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 George Washington Adams / ... (4 episodes, 1976)
Albert Stratton ...
 Thomas Jefferson (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Narrator (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Charles Francis Adams (3 episodes, 1976)
Peter Brandon ...
 Henry Adams (3 episodes, 1976)
Henry Butler ...
 James Monroe (3 episodes, 1976)
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 Abigail Brooks Adams (3 episodes, 1976)
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 Abigail Smith Adams (age 44-74) (3 episodes, 1976)
Thomas A. Stewart ...
 Charles Francis Adams (3 episodes, 1976)
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 James McHenry (2 episodes, 1976)
Maureen Anderman ...
 Mary Cathering Hellen (Older) (2 episodes, 1976)
Susan Bjurman ...
 Fanny Adams (2 episodes, 1976)
Peter Coffield ...
 George Washington Adams / ... (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Minnie Adams (2 episodes, 1976)
Paul Hecht ...
 Jay Gould (2 episodes, 1976)
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 James Madison (2 episodes, 1976)
Robert Phalen ...
 John C. Calhoun (2 episodes, 1976)
J.C. Powell ...
 Charles Adams (2 episodes, 1976)
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 John Quincy Adams II (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Timothy Pickering (2 episodes, 1976)
Charles Siebert ...
 Charles Francis Adams II (2 episodes, 1976)
Jeremiah Sullivan ...
 Alexander Hamilton (2 episodes, 1976)
Robert Symonds ...
 Benjamin Franklin (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Thomas Adams (2 episodes, 1976)
Charles Tenney ...
 Brooks Adams (2 episodes, 1976)
Mark Winkworth ...
 John Quincy Adams (2 episodes, 1976)
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Ambitious multipart PBS production that brings to life five generations of one of America's leading political and historical families. It traces their lives from John Adams early years as a colonial Boston attorney to the rise in prominence of Brookes Adams in the fields of political and social philosophy. This mini looks into their triumphs and tragedies, exploring their genius and profound social conscience. Written by CD

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Drama | History

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20 January 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De kroniek van de familie Adams  »

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(13 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

William Daniels, who plays the elder John Quincy Adams in this series, first created the role of his father, John Adams, in both the Broadway and movie versions of the musical "1776." See more »

Connections

Version of John Adams: Peacefield (2008) See more »

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Big Fan of the Chronicles
18 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

I am old enough to have seen this when it was originally presented on PBS. I also grew up in the shadows of Boston where most the mini series takes place.

I am currently listening to the audio CDs of JOHN ADAMS by David McCullough read by Edward Hermann which got me to thinking about how wonderful THE ADAMS CHRONICLES was. I came on IMDb looking for the series on DVD or VHS or in some form that would allow me to revisit it. Disappointedly it would seem not to be available in any of those forms.

If anyone KNOWS of or about a version or if this series may be run again on PBS would you please let me know.


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