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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
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Collins
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Sgt. John Gleason
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Mad Matthew
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Tyce
Tony Higgins ...
Tucker
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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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Apodrasi ap' tin Kolasi  »

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Limber Jim: WHOO?
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An excellent, serious film exhibiting high standards.
7 July 2001 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This film won three awards and was nominated for several others. The directing, acting, editing, script and cinematography are all of a high standard. It seemed quite authentic, and this is confirmed by the comment below. Even if you do not normally like 'films of this type', this film is worth watching or even studying, because of the overall excellence.

An admiration of the quality of this film is probably the reason that the brutal story that it portrays did not place a heavy or negative feeling upon me. Lesser films would contaminate the story with adding romance, light comedy or bright flashbacks. This film powerfully gives the viewer a strong sense of realism.


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