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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lurleen Wallace
Big Jim Folsom
Cornelia Wallace
Billy Watson
T.Y. Odum
Ricky Brickle
Tracy Fraim ...
Gerald Wallace
Al Lingo (as Skip Sudduth)
Charles Bartlett ...
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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Filmed in Sacramento, to use the California's capital building. Alabama refused to allow the use for this movie. See more »


When Archie lowers Wallace into the tub for bathing, his severely atrophied legs are made quite obvious, but in the next scene when he is sitting in his wheelchair wearing a robe while watching the kids play through the window, his calf muscles are showing and his legs appear normal in size. See more »


Referenced in Path to War (2002) See more »


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Angelina Jolie's breakout performance - a star of the future.
9 November 1999 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

She steals every scene she is in and oozes sensuality all over the screen. Mark my words - she will be a major star and actress of the next decade. He also gives a powerhouse performance of a controversial historical figure. John Frankenheimer directs the movie with a knowing and sure hand. Fascinating and informative movie of a pivotal moment in America's history and the relation of the races.

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