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April Morning (1988)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | History | War  -  24 April 1988 (USA)
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The "April Morning" here is the famous April 19, 1775 upon which the "Shot heard 'round the world" was fired, signaling the start of the American Revolution. Faithful to author Howard ... See full summary »

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Moses Cooper
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Joseph Simmons
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Adam Cooper
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Sarah Cooper
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Ruth Simmons
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Solomon Chandler
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Granny Cooper
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John Parker
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Samuel Hadley
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Jonathan Harrington
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Joash Smith
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Simon Casper (as Tony Ulc)
Philip Spensley ...
John Buckman
Peter Colvey ...
Major John Pitcairn
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The "April Morning" here is the famous April 19, 1775 upon which the "Shot heard 'round the world" was fired, signaling the start of the American Revolution. Faithful to author Howard Fast's somewhat revisionist view that the skirmishes between the Colonial militia and the British troops in Lexington and Concord (Massachusetts) were precipitated as much by fervent American patriots led by Solomon Chandler as by any "Redcoat" belligerence. Written by Robert James O'Brien <Robert.O'Brien@fct-cf.x400.gc.ca>

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: April Morning (#37.4)  »

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This was also the title and subject of the last film project of John Ford, but it is not clear whether the script was the one which Ford tried to make. There were other connections between James Lee Barrett and Ford, most notably that Barrett wrote the script of the TV remake of Ford's Stagecoach (1939) (Stagecoach (1986)). See more »

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When the patriots crouch behind the stone walls of the road leading away from Concord to ambush the British, one of the Americans brushes against a stone wall and it moves. See more »

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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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A thought provoking film about War and it's effect on peoples lives.
13 October 2002 | by (Waterville, Maine) – See all my reviews

Based on the idea that war is hard on the families of those who fight in them. It was written from news articles of the Revolutionary War during the Veitnam War and showed that nothing changes when it's your family facing the fight for freedom no matter in what the time period.


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