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

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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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Stanley Kramer planned an " Andersonville" movie around 1965-1966 with his " Ship of Fools" star Oscar Werner in the lead. See more »

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One of the best movies I have ever seen
5 June 2006 | by (Wilmington, United States) – See all my reviews

If you ever find yourself with a long afternoon and nothing to do, head down to the video store and pick this one up. For drama-lovers, this is about the most dramatic movie around. Andersonville reveals so much about human nature as clans of prisoners form and battle each other for limited resources, some become delusional and die in the throngs of madness, and others starve from sheer despair. The complex characters in the film are its most compelling element, and their realism will convince the viewer that he is watching these scenes unfold from the guard tower. I was glued to the screen for the whole (very long) movie. It gets even better when you realize that 15,000 prisoners actually died in this camp in the Civil War.


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