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Andersonville (1996)

The story of the most notorious Confederate prisoner of war camp in the American Civil War.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jarrod Emick ...
Josiah Day
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Sgt. McSpadden
Ted Marcoux ...
Martin Blackburn
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Hopkins
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Billy
Frederick Coffin ...
Collins
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Sgt. John Gleason
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Mad Matthew
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Tyce
Tony Higgins ...
Tucker
Kris Kamm ...
2nd Wisconsin Soldier
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Tobias
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Olek Wisnovsky
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Col. Chandler
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Ethan
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Sort of Civil War version of "Schindler's List" looks at the atrocities that occurred in the 1864 prisoner-of-war camp run by the Confederacy in Georgia. The prison originally planned to house 8000, eventually swelled to 33,000 which left little shelter, food or water for the prisoners and unclean conditions. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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3 March 1996 (USA)  »

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Ted Turner originally wanted Ron Maxwell to direct the miniseries following the success of Maxwell and Turner's film "Gettysburg". Maxwell politely declined citing that (at the time) he was no longer interested in doing Civil War films. Turner then went to John Frankenheimer. See more »

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Sgt. McSpadden: And what do you call this little piece of heaven?
Capt. Wirz: This? This is Andersonville.
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Without bias.
7 March 2001 | by (Rutland, Vermont) – See all my reviews

As a practicing Civil War re-enactor, I have found myself drawn into viewing this movie several times. I considered the movie to be the result of a very thorough and extensive research done by its creators. Everything was completely in accordance with what we in the re-enacting community call "of the period". I am speaking of authenticity. I have studied the true-life accounts left to us in the words of both Union and Confederate soldiers found in exerpts from the pages of their personal diaries, and in so doing, I have been able to combine this newly acquired knowledge with other experiences and studies related to this time period in our nation's history. After doing this, I was then able to formulate unbiased opinions about the movie.

We have to remember that the people of the middle nineteenth century were men and women just like us. There was nothing "mysterious" about their ways, their words, their fears and all their other emotions. I felt that these natural human reactions and outlooks were well portrayed by the actors of the movie, "Andersonville".


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