The early life and career of the American General and President through his participation in the Revolutionary War.
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Nominated for 6 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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 George Washington (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Martha Washington (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Will Fairfax (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Sally Fairfax (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Caleb Quinn (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Governor Dinwiddie (3 episodes, 1984)
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 John Adams (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Lord Fairfax (3 episodes, 1984)
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 General Gates (3 episodes, 1984)
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 George Mason (3 episodes, 1984)
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 General Benedict Arnold (3 episodes, 1984)
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 General Braddock (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Mary Ball Washington (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Lord Loudoun (3 episodes, 1984)
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 General Stark (3 episodes, 1984)
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 General St. Pierre (3 episodes, 1984)
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 Aide (2 episodes, 1984)
Mark C. Pollock ...
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The early life and career of the American General and President through his participation in the Revolutionary War.

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The crew from the U.S.S. Olympia (SSN 717) were extras in the filming at Yorktown See more »

Quotes

George Mason: You can't ignore history, George!
Gen. George Washington: Oh, by God I can! If only it would ignore me.
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Followed by George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation (1986) See more »

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It is truly a classic
10 January 2004 | by (texas) – See all my reviews

My husband and I saw this on cable years ago and fell in love with the history and life of George Washington. Barry Bostwick does a superb job as the main character and Patty Duke fits the role as his short wife, Martha. When we found it on VHS, we bought it and over time, our children have all watched it. When we found ourselves going to DC for vacation, we all watched it again to get a feel for the man and his life before visiting Mt. Vernon. Our children said the miniseries helped them understand what they saw and heard at Washington's home. Every history lover should have a copy of this classic miniseries.


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