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The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama, History  |  12 April 1998 (USA)
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April 14, 1865. As four year of Civil War draw to a close, our country again faces unforgettable tragedy: the assassination of the President. Starring Lance Henriksen as the Great ... See full summary »

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April 14, 1865. As four year of Civil War draw to a close, our country again faces unforgettable tragedy: the assassination of the President. Starring Lance Henriksen as the Great Emancipator and Rob Morrow as assassin John Wilkes Booth, this riveting recreation of The Day Lincoln Was Shot (from Jim Bishop's landmark book) is a thrilling and detailed chronicle of the plot, murder and manhunt that changed America forever. To avenge what he called the Confederacy's "noble cause," Booth conspires with his motley followers, rages and boasts, and aspires to a place in history as a Great Man. The weary Lincoln, longing for a just peace, meets with his Cabinet, steals precious time with his family and dreams - literally - of the death of a President. Minute by minute, killer and victim edge closer to the burst of gunfire at Ford's Theatre that stopped Lincoln's heart - and shattered the country's soul. Written by Anonymous

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The Murder. The Manhunt. The Events That Stunned A Nation.


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During his eleven days as a fugitive, Booth shaved off his mustache in the vain hope of making himself less recognizable. See more »

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President Abraham Lincoln: Goodbye Crook!
Crook: You mean goodnight sir?
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Remake of Ford Star Jubilee: The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1956) See more »

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Excellent
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An excellent portrayal of the circumstances surrounding the assassination of US President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater in 1865. Rob Morrow provides an excellent portrayal of John Wilkes Booth and also provides us with an interesting insight as to the depth of patriotism, ill-feeling and desire for revenge that existed on the Confederate side during the Civil War. Lance Henriksen also provides an excellent portrayal of President Abraham Lincoln and his last days in the White House before the shooting and gives us an insight into his courage, his strong convictions and his determination to promote forgiveness over revenge. A strong supporting cast gives this movie additional credibility and it had me entranced from start to finish. A powerful and moving historical drama that I would highly recommend. My only criticism would be that it tends to place too much emphasis on some events and not enough on others

My rating: 10 out of 10.


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