The Blue and the Gray (1982)

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America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent.

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 Jonas Steele (3 episodes, 1982)
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 John Geyser (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Evelyn Hale (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Kathy Reynolds (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Arbuthnot (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Ben Geyser (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Gen. George Meade (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Maggie Geyser (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Phineas Wade (3 episodes, 1982)
Michael Horton ...
 Mark Geyser (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Maj. Welles / ... (3 episodes, 1982)
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ...
 Sgt. O'Toole (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Mrs. Lovelace (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Luke Geyser (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Gen. Ulysses S. Grant (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Sen. Reynolds (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Secretary of State Seward (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Jonathan Henry (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Abraham Lincoln (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Mary Hale (3 episodes, 1982)
Robin Gammell ...
 Jacob Hale Sr. (3 episodes, 1982)
David W. Harper ...
 James Hale (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Lester Bedell (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Matthew Geyser (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Malachy Hale (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Capt. Potts (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Maj. Harrison (3 episodes, 1982)
Walter Olkewicz ...
 Pvt. Grundy (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Emma Gayser (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Capt. Randolph (3 episodes, 1982)
David Rounds ...
 Christopher Spencer (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Maj. Fairburn (3 episodes, 1982)
Bruce Abbott ...
 Jake Hale Jr. (3 episodes, 1982)
Walter Brooke ...
 Gen. Herman Haupt (3 episodes, 1982)
Janice Carroll ...
 Mary Todd Lincoln (3 episodes, 1982)
Fredric Cook ...
 Captain Grimes (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Lt. Hardy (3 episodes, 1982)
Warwick Sims ...
 Count Von Ziller (3 episodes, 1982)
Fred Stuthman ...
 George (older employee at the Gettysburgh Newspaper) (3 episodes, 1982)
Robert Symonds ...
 Gen. Robert E. Lee (3 episodes, 1982)
Maggie Wellman ...
 Nell (3 episodes, 1982)
James Carroll Jordan ...
 Professor Lowe (2 episodes, 1982)
William Bryan Curran ...
 Dr. Bennett (2 episodes, 1982)
Alex Harvey ...
 Calvery Colonel (2 episodes, 1982)
Steve Nevil ...
 Johnny Reb (2 episodes, 1982)
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 Pennsylvania Colonel (2 episodes, 1982)
Matthew Tobin ...
 James Hale's Doctor (2 episodes, 1982)
William Wellman Jr. ...
 Lt. Mercer (2 episodes, 1982)
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America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent.

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Drama | History | War

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14 November 1982 (USA)  »

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Azules y grises  »

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Trivia

The final film project of Sterling Hayden. See more »

Goofs

In the Civil War the primary infantry weapon was the muzzle-loading musket. For close up shots most of the soldiers use the British made .577 Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle Musket, which was imported in large quantities during the Civil War by both sides. However, in many scenes (especially the Vicksburg scene with victorious Union troops) many of the soldiers can be seen carrying the .45-70 U.S. Model 1873 Trapdoor Springfield rifle, a shortened breech-loading version of the U.S. Model 1861 Springfield Rifle Musket. See more »

Quotes

Jake Hale Jr.: Five dollars?
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Connections

Spoofed in Star Trek: Voyager: The Q and the Grey (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock of Ages
Lyrics by Au­gus­tus M. Top­la­dy
Music by Thom­as Hast­ings
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OK Story. Could have been more realistic like Gettysburg
22 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Blue and the Grey had a great plot and I really enjoyed this mini series. It showed the horrors of war and showed how some families were broken up by the conflict where in real life brother fought brother. I only wish that the Blue and the Grey could have been more realistic like Gettysburg. The uniforms used in this film are just too generic and too "Hollywood" unlike Gettysburg where the uniforms look authentic. I also dislike the over dubbing of the rifles and cannon that was so common until the last 15 years or so that seems so fake in comparison to Gettysburg. The battle scenes have a lot of action but there just seems to be too few people fighting the battle. Gettysburg on the other hand had plenty of extras; almost all of them Civil War reenactors, making the battle scenes more realistic. Perhaps if the producers of The Blue and the Grey had used reenactors they could have had better battle scenes and the mini series would have been more realistic.


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