MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,993 this week

Sherman's March (1985)

7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 1,572 users  
Reviews: 29 user | 20 critic

Ross McElwee sets out to make a documentary about the lingering effects of General Sherman's march of destruction through the South during the Civil War, but is continually sidetracked by ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 03 Dec 2010
 
a list of 25 titles
created 13 Sep 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 14 Jan 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 05 Dec 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 31 Dec 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Sherman's March" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sherman's March (1985)

Sherman's March (1985) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sherman's March.
5 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, a revolution in which a socialist government gains power, this films presents a dystopia in which the issues of ... See full summary »

Director: Lizzie Borden
Stars: Honey, Adele Bertei, Jean Satterfield
Documentary | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Shôhei Imamura
Stars: Yoshie Hayakawa, Shôhei Imamura, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Separated at the end of the Vietnam war, an "Americanized" woman and her Vietnamese mother are reunited after 22 years.

Directors: Gail Dolgin, Vicente Franco
Stars: Mai Thi Kim, Heidi Neville-Bub, Gerald Ford
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Documentary covering Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England, which includes appearances by Joan Baez and Donovan.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker
Stars: Bob Dylan, Albert Grossman, Bob Neuwirth
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, DC.

Director: John Sayles
Stars: Bruce MacDonald, Maggie Renzi, Adam LeFevre
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A filmed account of a bitterly violent miner strike.

Director: Barbara Kopple
Stars: Norman Yarborough, Houston Elmore, Phil Sparks
Documentary | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.

Director: Errol Morris
Stars: Randall Adams, David Harris, Gus Rose
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Early Errol Morris documentary intersplices random chatter he captured on film of the genuinely eccentric residents of Vernon, Florida. A few examples? The preacher giving a sermon on the ... See full summary »

Director: Errol Morris
Stars: Albert Bitterling, Roscoe Collins, George Harris
In Paraguay (2008)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Director: Ross McElwee
Stars: Ross McElwee, Marilyn Levine, Adrian McElwee
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes us inside the Massachusetts Correctional Institution Bridgewater where people stay trapped in their madness.

Director: Frederick Wiseman
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Ross McElwee
Stars: Charleen Swansea, John W. Love Jr.
The Hunters (1962)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

This film follows the hunting of a giraffe by four members of the Ju/'hoansi (a !Kung Bushmen tribe) over a 13-day period in the Kalahari desert. The film consists of footage shot in 1952-53 on a Smithsonian-Harvard Peabody expedition.

Directors: Robert Gardner, John Marshall
Stars: John Marshall
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ross McElwee ...
Himself
Dede McElwee ...
Herself
Ross McElwee Jr. ...
Himself
Patricia Rendleman ...
Herself
Ann McElwee ...
Herself
Mary ...
Herself
Lee ...
Herself - Pat's Friend
Tom McElwee ...
Himself
Claudia ...
Herself
Ashley ...
Herself - Claudia's Daughter
Phillip ...
Himself - Mechanic's Son
Herb ...
Himself - Survivalist
Bill ...
Himself - Survivalist
Wini Wood ...
Herself
Michael ...
Himself - Geologist
Edit

Storyline

Ross McElwee sets out to make a documentary about the lingering effects of General Sherman's march of destruction through the South during the Civil War, but is continually sidetracked by women who come and go in his life, his recurring dreams of nuclear holocaust, and Burt Reynolds. Written by Brett Coon <brett@rahul.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 February 1988 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Sherman's March: A Meditation on the Possibility of Romantic Love in the South During an Era of Nuclear Weapons Proliferation  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[Complaining about Ross filming]
Charleen: Could you turn it off? This is important. This is not art, this is life!
See more »


Soundtracks

Symphony No. 9
(uncredited)
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An all-time top indie-film, one of the first ever for me.
15 January 2001 | by (SF Bay, California) – See all my reviews

McElwee has done many other similar works, some more deeply moving -- the one about his father the doctor, for instance. But this gives a great introduction to his "style" -- the guy who takes the camera everywhere and films his life, and not just in trivial ways -- ala web cams today. A tribute to women -- and women rate it much higher than men, as the imDb voting demographics show. This pre-dated the well-known and wildly successful "Sex, Lies, and Videotape" -- some would call it an outright steal or rip-off of "Sherman's March." As far as I know, McElwee had nothing to do with and is not credited in "Sex, Lies, and Videotape. "Sherman's March" clearly influenced "SL & V," to put things more mildly. SL&V has marketing written all over it, from the title to the stars (admittedly not as famous during the time of the shoot as now), and in its focus on sex and masturbation, particularly. "Sherman's March" has indie-film written all over it; it's not about stars, only indirectly about sex, and everyone plays themselves: it's a documentary. I liked all of that and it was a fresh approach when it first came out. Most such films are not done skillfully, thoughtfully, or edited well enough to make for excellent viewing. You may or may not like McElwee personally; he's a bit of an odd-ball, but a kindly one. His women friends are the focus here, however, and he wisely gets out of the way most of the time. Well worth your time.


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Problem with the film tw_sm
why watch this film? action-writer
Sherman's March - what camera? winston_chiller
What's the real year of this movie? abdale19211
Burt Reynolds deancapetanelis
michael moore? whythelongface
Discuss Sherman's March (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page