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Class of '61 (1993)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  12 April 1993 (USA)
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Three West Point 1861 generation cadets and friends go on opposite sides after the breakout of The Civil War, with tragic consequences. A subplot involves Lucius, a Shelby Peyton's slave, who kills a slave trader and goes on the run.

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Christien Anholt ...
Terry O'Neil
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Lucius
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Shelby Peyton
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George Armstrong Custer (as Joshua Lucas)
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Devin O'Neil
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Shannon O'Neil
Sue-Ann Leeds ...
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Lily Magraw
Niall O'Brien ...
James O'Neil (Da)
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Mrs. Julia Peyton
Frederick Rolf
Timothy Scott ...
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Ed Wiley
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Three West Point 1861 generation cadets and friends go on opposite sides after the breakout of The Civil War, with tragic consequences. A subplot involves Lucius, a Shelby Peyton's slave, who kills a slave trader and goes on the run.

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Can the best of friendships survive the worst times?


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Stilted drama makes some obvious - though worthy - points
28 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

CLASS OF '61

Aspect ratio: 1.33:1

Sound format: Stereo

In 1861, class members from the West Point Academy are torn apart by the outbreak of the Civil War.

Gregory Hoblit's OK historical drama makes an obvious point - virtuous men are rendered blind by conflict - though the production seems a little stilted, despite authentic period detail and a cast of talented newcomers (Clive Owen, Christien Anholt, Josh Lucas, Andre Braugher, Laura Linney, etc.), toplined by Dan Futterman as a conscientious Southerner who takes up arms in defence of slavery, pitting him in direct conflict with his former Northern friends. The movie's emphasis on such a misguided - though sympathetic - character is particularly brave, but the drama is otherwise flat and superficial, and Hoblit's direction is efficient rather than inspired.


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