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Ironclads (1991)

TV Movie  -   -  War  -  11 March 1991 (USA)
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A naval battle between two large ships: the "Monitor" and the "Merrimack".

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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Betty Stuart
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Catesby Jones
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Leslie Harmon (as Reed Edward Diamond)
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Lt. Guilford
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Commdr. Smith
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John Ericsson
Leon B. Stevens ...
Capt. Franklin Buchanan
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Lt. Joe Smith Jr.
Joanne Dorian ...
Blossom
Beatrice Bush ...
Opal
Conrad McLaren ...
Burt Edwards ...
James Getty ...
Phil Whiteway ...
Cmdr. Davis
Carl Jackson ...
Cletus
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A naval battle between two large ships: the "Monitor" and the "Merrimack".

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ship | american civil war

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11 March 1991 (USA)  »

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Ironclads  »

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Full scale cannon on the ironclads sets and sailing ships of the line were fiberglass, designed and molded by armorer Roger Ragland. The molds were pulled from originals guns at the Confederate Naval Museum Columbus Ga. In total there were 7 guns made 1 Brooks Rifle Cannon, two 11" Dahlgrens and four 9" Dahlgrens, as well as three 32 pounders from Raglands earlier "Glory". A total of 10 guns use in all scenes. See more »

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The U.S. sloop Cumberland is shown being destroyed by gunfire. In the actual battle it was sunk by ramming. See more »

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Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy: [after viewing the 'Monitor' concept] Well, gentlemen? Yes or no?
Commdr. Smith: We have information from Gosport that the 'Merrimack' will be ready to come out of the drydock in less than five months. No one can start from scratch and build us an ironclad in that short a time except Ericsson. He's promised to deliver us one within ninety days. On that basis, I say yes.
Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy: Commodore?
Union Officer: I agree with Commodore Smith.
Cmdr. Davis: I say take the thing home and worship it! It resembles nothing on the earth, or in the seas or in the...
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This a One of Kind Civil War movie
28 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This a One of Kind Civil War movie Firt let me say that Virginia Madsen never looked as Beautiful as she does in this movie.

But this is the only Civil War movie that I've seen that deals with the naval battles. I think that this movie is very well crafted, and the cinematographic is wonderful. My only complaint about this movie is the dialog. At times the dialog is down right silly. However the actors do a great job with their roles The battle scenes are very well done.

If you are a history buff.. you will absolutely love this movie. It has no boring parts. Its just good. I hope someday it will be released on DVD, because my VHS copy is starting to show signs of wear and tear


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