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Andersonville (1996)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, History, War  |  3 March 1996 (USA)
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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
Andrew Kavovit ...
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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At some point during production, several reels of film were lost on the way from location in Georgia, to printing in California. Director John Frankenheimer had to reshoot the lost footage, which was about 40% of the trial sequence, in a new location in North Carolina, rebuilding parts of the original set to the last detail in order to match the coinciding Georgia scenes. See more »

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Capt. Wirz: *Tunnels*... are useless!
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Perhaps the best of the TNT films.
8 December 1999 | by (Auburn, Me) – See all my reviews

Generally these TNT original productions are nothing what one could call spectacular. This film from John Frankenheimer however is one of the better ones. A tale of imprisonment and survival inside the notorious Confederate POW camp known as Andersonville. Civil War historians would probably with certainty find various historical inaccuracies but it is worth viewing although a tad on the long side. Good performances from many of the cast but it seems Frederick Coffin and William Sanderson do the best job as two of the ring leaders of the camps vicious "Raiders" gang. A must see for any Civil War fan.


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