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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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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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$28,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$184,570 (USA)
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Trivia

Actor Al Pacino's final film for four years until Sea of Love (1989). Reportedly, Pacino took the hiatus due to the big flop the film was. See more »

Goofs

In battle, Sgt. Maj. Peasy is depicted giving march and fire orders; in reality, it would be the job of an actual officer, and not an NCO. 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 »

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Hearts of Oak
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Traditional
Music by William Boyce
Lyrics by David Garrick
Arranged by Harry Rabinowitz
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You Have to Love American History to Appreciate this Movie,
16 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorites. You would probably have to be a history nut to agree with me. While the story sometimes lags and gets boring, this is a well made period piece. The locations, wardrobe, dialect add to a historically accurate drama. Unlike The Patriot, this movie looks and feels real. Al Pacino's character Tom Dobb Is an ordinary man in extraordinary times. He is unwilling to fight as he has lost his entire family except for one young son who is lured in to the romance of war. In order to protect his son Tom Dobb must fight for his country. This is the viewpoint of the Revolutionary War from a common man. No generals or grand battle plans, just a man trying to save his family who helps save a country. There are so few movies dedicated to the Revolutionary War, This one is the best of them all.


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