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Cast

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Sgt. Maj. Peasy
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Daisy McConnahay
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Mrs. McConnahay
Dave King ...
Mr. McConnahay
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Sgt. Jones
John Wells ...
Corty
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Liberty Woman
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Ned Dobb
Sid Owen ...
Young Ned
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Lord Hampton
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Lord Darling
Eric Milota ...
Merle
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Betsy
Jo Anna Lee ...
Amy
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Storyline

New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take a stand and fight for the freedom of the Colonies, alongside the aristocratic rebel Daisy McConnahay. As Tom undergoes his change of heart, the events of the war unfold in large-scale grandeur. Written by William Agee <wa0521@broncho.ucok.edu>

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The war that won a nation its freedom, a young woman her destiny, a young man his independence, and a father his son's love. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for war violence and related images | See all certifications »

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25 December 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Revolution 1776  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$184,570 (USA)
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Trivia

The film at the time of release marked a rare appearance by actor Al Pacino in a period costume picture with Pacino mostly seen as an actor of contemporary-set movies. Pacino though has appeared in a few other historical costumer flicks since such as Salomé (2013), Looking for Richard (1996) and The Merchant of Venice (2004), but these have all been late career productions. See more »

Goofs

When Tom Dobbs (Al Pacino) joins the army, he is greeted with "welcome to the United States Army". The army was actually known as the Continental Army at that time as Washington and his revolutionaries had no way of knowing that Canada would fail to be won in the War Of Independence. See more »

Quotes

Offscreen Revolutionary: Get out of here, you Negro!
Offscreen Slave: We want freedom too!
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Referenced in QI: Food (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Hearts of Oak
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Traditional
Music by William Boyce
Lyrics by David Garrick
Arranged by Harry Rabinowitz
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Epic movie on the American Revolution, 10 of 10
19 December 2000 | by (Detroit, Michigan) – See all my reviews

This movie is the most authentic film I have ever seen on this subject. Its use of historical accuracy is unmatched. People, cities and harbors,were dirty,sooty and garbage ridden as depicted in this film. Its use of language is outstanding (Donald Sutherland's english, Al Pacino's fragmented, broken speech) etc,. Anyone interested in history clamors for more movies such as this one with real authenticity, instead of the usual hollywood blockbuster style films that ignore attention to detail.


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