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George Wallace (1997)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  24 August 1997 (USA)
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Following Alabama governor George Wallace through segregation, presidential elections, an assassination attempt and personal trauma.

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Lurleen Wallace
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Archie
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Big Jim Folsom
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Cornelia Wallace
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Billy Watson
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T.Y. Odum
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Ricky Brickle
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Gerald Wallace
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Al Lingo (as Skip Sudduth)
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Charles Bartlett ...
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Chuck A. Bernard ...
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A story about former Alabama governor George Wallace, whose views on racial segregation put him against the US government and at the forefront opposing the Civil Rights Movement. Mainly set from 1955 to 1972 with flashbacks, it tells the story of this governor, said to be in the USA, 'the greatest political loser of all time', having stood for the US presidency four times and losing each time. And how loss, pain and suffering would eventually lead him to renounce what he once stood for. Written by minty1364

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Gary Sinise returned in the role of Wallace on another TV movie Path to War (2002), also directed by John Frankenheimer. See more »

Goofs

The future Cornelia Wallace is depicted as a small girl on her uncle's shoulders at Jim Folson's inauguration on January 17, 1955. In fact, Cornelia would have been eleven days short of her sixteenth birthday at the time. See more »

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Change comes through suffering
1 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

George Wallace is a wonderful piece of cinema portraying the life of the politician who became Governor of the state of Alabama. The film starts with a campaign and ends with repentance, showing how suffering can change a man. Intertwined with news features from the time and capturing moments like the Selma march and Martin Luther King and his "dream" speech, the film portrays life in this turbulent period of American history to perfection. For lovers of political dramas this is an excellent film, starring the excellent Gary Sinise as Wallace for which he won an Emmy and directed by John Frankenheimer. The film also stars Angelina Jolie and Joe Don Baker.


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