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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

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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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Chuck A. Bernard ...
Convention Speaker
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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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Džordž Valas  »

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Trivia

Filmed in Sacramento, to use the California's capital building. Alabama refused to allow the use for this movie. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Referenced in Elevator Movie (2004) See more »

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We Shall Overcome
Performed by 'Louis Armstrong'
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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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