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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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In one scene there is a wallpaper which features a pattern of cyphers consisting of the letters VRI and a royal crown. The letters stand for "Victoria Regina Imperatrix" which is Latin for "Victoria Queen Empress". It seems strange that such a royal motif would have been used in the USA. However even if someone would have wanted to decorate their walls with cypher of the British monarch in 1865, it would have been "VR". It was not until 1877 that Queen Victoria was given the title "Empress of India" when India was formally incorporated into the British Empire. See more »

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President Abraham Lincoln: Goodbye Crook!
Crook: You mean goodnight sir?
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Connections

Remake of Ford Star Jubilee: The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1956) See more »

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Most Authentic To Date
18 April 1999 | by (Richmond, VA) – See all my reviews

TNT's The Day Lincoln Was Shot has to be the most accurate and well devised movie of the genre to date. Much care has been taken with authenticity (with a few minor glitches here and there) in an attempt to determine what actually happened, how it happened and why. Solid acting talent, an eye for detail and a well devised script have made once again a docu-drama that stands the test both historically and as solid, fast-moving entertainment. Turner has done it again. Bravo!


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