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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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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
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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Apodrasi ap' tin Kolasi  »

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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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One of the best movies I have ever seen
5 June 2006 | by 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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