After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency.
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1988  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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 William H. Seward (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Kate Chase (2 episodes, 1988)
Tom Brennan ...
 Sen. Charles Sumner (2 episodes, 1988)
Gregory Cooke ...
 Robert Lincoln (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Johnny Hay (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Elizabeth Keckley (2 episodes, 1988)
Jerome Dempsey ...
 Congressman Elihu Washburne (2 episodes, 1988)
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 William Herndon (2 episodes, 1988)
Jon DeVries ...
 Secretary of War Edwin Stanton (2 episodes, 1988)
George Ede ...
 Edward McManus (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Stephen Douglas (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Gen. Ulysses S. Grant (2 episodes, 1988)
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 William Sprague (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Col. Elmer Ellsworth (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Gen. George McClellan (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Frederick Douglass (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Salmon P. Chase (2 episodes, 1988)
Patrick Rowe ...
 Ward Hill Lamon (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Gen. Winfield Scott (2 episodes, 1988)
James Anklam ...
 Telegraph Operator #1 (2 episodes, 1988)
Bev Appleton ...
 Office Seeker #2 (2 episodes, 1988)
Joe Ayres ...
 Singing Soldier (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Henry (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Earle (2 episodes, 1988)
Charles Thomas Baxter ...
 Staff Captain (2 episodes, 1988)
Joshua Billings ...
 Assistant Manager (2 episodes, 1988)
Roy Butler ...
 Southern Congressman #3 (2 episodes, 1988)
Dick Cheatham ...
 Staff Officer (2 episodes, 1988)
Bill Chorney ...
 Allan Pinkerton (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Office Seeker #5 (2 episodes, 1988)
Ritchie Copenhaver ...
 Captain Holmes (2 episodes, 1988)
Del Driver ...
 Thompson (2 episodes, 1988)
Glenn Faigen ...
 John Wilkes Booth (2 episodes, 1988)
Bill Falkenstein ...
 Plenipotentiary (2 episodes, 1988)
Kevin Grantz ...
 Office Seeker #3 (2 episodes, 1988)
Fay Greenbaum ...
 Mrs. Ord (2 episodes, 1988)
Dick Harrington ...
 Stewart (2 episodes, 1988)
Rick Hite ...
 Speaker Hickman (2 episodes, 1988)
J. Michael Hunter ...
 Office Seeker #1 (2 episodes, 1988)
Karen Hutcheson ...
 Julia Grant (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Editor Forney (2 episodes, 1988)
Philip Hyland ...
 Young Soldier (2 episodes, 1988)
Helen Jervey ...
 Mrs. Laury (2 episodes, 1988)
Marion Johnson ...
 Blair (2 episodes, 1988)
Lee Lively ...
 General Wood (2 episodes, 1988)
Jim Lowell ...
 Southern Congressman #2 (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Southern Congressman #1 (2 episodes, 1988)
John Mingus ...
 Governor Curtin (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Hotel Clerk (2 episodes, 1988)
Patrick Coe McCluskey ...
 Willie Perham (2 episodes, 1988)
Harry McEnerny ...
 Leland Grover (2 episodes, 1988)
R. Max Ramsey ...
 Manservant (2 episodes, 1988)
Adrian Rieder ...
 Fred Grant (2 episodes, 1988)
Stephen Rudlin ...
 Telegraph Operator #2 (2 episodes, 1988)
Alan Sader ...
 Sickles (2 episodes, 1988)
Michael Schauer ...
 Barkeep (2 episodes, 1988)
Bob Schindler ...
 Sergeant (2 episodes, 1988)
Troy Sweeney ...
 Tad Lincoln (2 episodes, 1988)
Richard Travis ...
 Nicolay (2 episodes, 1988)
Rick Warner ...
 Staff Colonel (2 episodes, 1988)
Paul Welch ...
 Willie Lincoln (2 episodes, 1988)
Phil Whiteay ...
 Glove Salesman (2 episodes, 1988)
Tom Width ...
 Surgeon (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Mary Todd Lincoln (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Abraham Lincoln (2 episodes, 1988)
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Storyline

After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency. Beneath his folksy charm and unassuming manner, he shows himself to be a shrewd politician who is able to overcome his wife's neurotic behavior and the death of his son. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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27 March 1988 (USA)  »

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Gore Vidal's Lincoln  »

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1.33 : 1
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Goofs

There are many inaccuracies regarding the layout of the White House. In Lincoln's day, the second floor Yellow Oval Room served as a library, not as his office. The cabinet room is incorrectly placed in the State Dining Room on the first floor. The current Lincoln Bedroom served as both Lincoln's office and cabinet room (hence the name) during his presidency. See more »

Quotes

Office seeker #1: Mr. Lincoln, I'm a life-long republican from Duchess County.
Abraham Lincoln: Life long? But our party is only six years old!
Office seeker #1: That's right, life long!
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Connections

Featured in 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Go Tell It on the Mountain
Written by John Wesley Work Jr. (1860s)
Heard at White House party
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Historically knowledgeable people will appreciate this movie.
15 October 2002 | by (Jonesboro, AR) – See all my reviews

This was a well done movie, particularly for television. Sam Waterson's performance as Lincoln was well done. This will be evident to people who have taken the time to study Lincoln, the man, not what he is credited for. Lincoln is known for having a high pitched, "countrified" voice, which Waterson did very effectively. Lincoln was known for normally being a bit haggard looking, which was also portrayed well. His mannerisms and use of colloquialisms in conversation were accurately handled. The supporting cast did a fine job, particularly Richard Mulligan as Seward. Mary Tyler Moore was very effective portraying Mary Lincoln as they wanted it done in the movie. She certainly conveyed Mary Lincoln's mental shortcomings well. My only complaint is that the battle scenes used the same stock footage over and over, being that one can tell it was all filmed at one location. This is a good movie in general, and if you are a student of Lincoln, the man...surprisingly so.


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