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The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998)

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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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
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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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12 April 1998 (USA)  »

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Atentat na Linkolna  »

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When Lewis Paine is stabbing Secretary Seward in his bed, at the right of the screen you can see a camera operator. See more »

Quotes

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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Eerily captivating
14 November 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The only man I ever thought who could give Lincoln justice was Irish born-and-bred Roy Dotrice,but now I have to add Lance Henriksen to the list.I also saw Kris Kristoffersen play the man with the stove pipe hat but that one was made for the whole family. This movie is much more closer to the truth than "The Lincoln Conspiracy" ever was.Booth is much more darker and scarier than I ever remembered and even more forboding when he is trying to romance the ladies.I would hope that every Lincoln afficinado appreciates this movie for its depiction of the darkest day in American history


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