Lincoln (1988)

TV Mini-Series  -   -  Drama
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 296 users  
Reviews: 13 user

After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency.

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 21 Feb 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 20 Apr 2013
 
a list of 31 titles
created 19 Jul 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 30 Aug 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Lincoln" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Lincoln (1988– )

Lincoln (1988– ) on IMDb 7.2/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Lincoln.

User Polls

Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (TV Movie 1985)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat responsible for saving thousands of lives from the Nazi Holocaust.

Director: Lamont Johnson
Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Alice Krige, Kenneth Colley
Billy the Kid (TV Movie 1989)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: William A. Graham
Stars: Val Kilmer, Ed Adams, Rene Auberjonois
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The story of Eddie Slovik, who was executed by the Army in 1945, the only American soldier to be executed for desertion since the Civil War.

Director: Lamont Johnson
Stars: Martin Sheen, Mariclare Costello, Ned Beatty
Secrets (TV Movie 1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Etta Berter is a doctor's wife in 1905 who has been unable to have children. The couple has one adopted daughter but she has always wanted more children. Julie Harris's character is the ... See full summary »

Director: Jud Taylor
Stars: Veronica Hamel, Richard Kiley, Shae D'lyn
The Blue and the Gray (TV Mini-Series 1982)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent.

Stars: Stacy Keach, John Hammond, Diane Baker
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Carmine Bonavia wins election as the mayor of New York on a promise to legalize drugs. After the election, he marries Carrie and goes to his ancestral home of Sicily for their honeymoon. In... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Rosi
Stars: James Belushi, Mimi Rogers, Joss Ackland
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In this sequel to the controversial PBS mini-series, Mona Ramsey is on a cross-country trip that takes her to a brothel which may hold a secret about her past. Michael "Mouse" Tolliver and ... See full summary »

Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Laura Linney, Colin Ferguson
Brush with Fate (TV Movie 2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The story of a painting as it moves from owner to owner through the centuries.

Director: Brent Shields
Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Glenn Close, Thomas Gibson
Jack the Dog (2001)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Jack is a womanizer, but settles down with Faith. When the marriage falls apart due to Jack's desire for women, he gets shared custody of his son. Living with his son, slowly things in the mind of Jack are changing.

Director: Bobby Roth
Stars: Nestor Carbonell, Barbara Williams, Andrew J. Ferchland
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Set in a dreary urban landscape of an anonymous Canadian city, LOVE AND HUMAN REMAINS is a dark comedy about a group of twentysomethings looking for love and meaning in the '90s. The film ... See full summary »

Director: Denys Arcand
Stars: Thomas Gibson, Ruth Marshall, Cameron Bancroft
Lincoln (TV Mini-Series 1974)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Stars: Hal Holbrook, Sada Thompson, Michael Cristofer
Oppenheimer (TV Mini-Series 1980)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Biography of the American physicist who led the U.S. effort to develop the atomic bomb during World War II, only to find himself suspected as a security risk in the 1950s because of his ... See full summary »

Stars: Sam Waterston, John Carson, Christopher Muncke
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Deborah Adair ...
Tom Brennan ...
Gregory Cooke ...
...
...
Jerome Dempsey ...
 Congressman Elihu Washburne
...
Jon DeVries ...
George Ede ...
 Edward McManus
Robin Gammell ...
...
...
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 March 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gore Vidal's Lincoln  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

Gen. Ulysses S. Grant: Well, I do have a certain political ambition after the war, if I survive. I mean to run for mayor of Galena, and if I win, I mean to have the sidewalk fixed up between my house and the depot.
See more »

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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Historically accurate and entertaining
5 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Thanks for the posted views on this excellent movie-made-for-television.

It's significant to note that the work is historically accurate in addition to being entertaining. The script, a little heavy at times, fills in a lot of background and detail. Other devices are more subtle. For example, Mary was fluent in French. In the movie, as their carriage approaches Ford's Theatre, Mary says she would like to visit Paris and then she slips into a single line of French. Similarly, Lincoln is seen lingering in the telegraph office. The Union maintained extensive telegraph networks, one of their secret and major advantages over Southern strategists.

The producers probably saved money by using video footage of reenactors at actual locations such as Antietam.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Lincoln (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?