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Independence (1976)

Not Rated | | Drama, Short | 4 July 1976 (USA)
This short was made during the US Bicentennial celebration to give a background on the development, writing and signing of the Declaration of Independence and the men who were involved in it.

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Benjamin Rush
John Favorite ...
John Lansing Jr.
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John Adams
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Thomas Jefferson
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Abigail Adams
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Donald Moore ...
Benjamin Harrison (as Donald C. Moore)
Scott Mulhern ...
Alexander Hamilton
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George Washington
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Samuel Adams
Paul Sparer ...
John Hancock
Tom Spratley ...
George Mason
Donald Symington ...
Richard Henry Lee
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Tom Paine
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This short was made during the US Bicentennial celebration to give a background on the development, writing and signing of the Declaration of Independence and the men who were involved in it.

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Ken Howard reprised his role as Thomas Jefferson from the original 1969 Broadway production of "1776" and its film adaptation 1776 (1972). See more »

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Benjamin Franklin: You have a republic... if you can keep it.
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An Appetizer
21 April 2005 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Running less than 30 minutes, this short documentary type movie has been screened thousands of times in Philadelphia at the town hall / historical state house where the Constitutional Congress was originally held. Whether you agree or disagree with the style the story is told or whether or not you think the founding Fathers felt the way they did, you will agree that this "movie" is too short. Like an appetizer, you are hoping for a larger portion to this history. Ken Howard returns again from his role as Thomas Jefferson in 1776, to portray Thomas Jefferson once again. The tall, red headed English actor is perfect as the writer to the Declaration of Independence. A familiar face to the cast, his addition adds to the movie's uniqueness as well as it its pride.


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