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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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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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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 »

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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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a great performance
16 June 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

More than simply showing a part of history, "George Wallace" shows how a person - in this case a white supremacist - can change. In the title role, Gary Sinise does as intense a job as ever. Seeing what Wallace does early in his career, you're horrified, but you don't really grow to hate the guy (granted, you don't admire him either). Another interesting performance in the movie is a very young Angelina Jolie as Wallace's second wife Cornelia.

In conclusion, I don't know how good most of John Frankenheimer's movies have been, but this one is definitely worth seeing. Also starring Mare Winningham, Clarence Williams III and Joe Don Baker.


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