A dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton.

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Gen. Hugh Mercer
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Col. John Glover
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Williams
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Capt. Heineman (as Kristen Holden-Ried)
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In 1776, less than six months after the Declaraton of Independence, the Continental Army, under the command of General George Washington, was on the brink of utter defeat. Low on men, cannons and supplies, Washington decides to risk everything on one last desperately daring attack on the town of Trenton where over 1000 of the feared Hessian mercenaries are garrisoned. However to do that, the army must cross the Delaware to a seemingly hopeless battle that would turn out to be more successful than Washington ever dreamed of. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Die Schlacht am Delaware  »

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General Horatio Gates was originally an officer in the British army, but emigrated to America before the American Revolution. In 1745, he was mustered into service as number 15 on his regimental roster. Mustered in as number 16 was the man who would surrender his sword to Gates at Saratoga less than a year later: General Sir John Burgoyne. See more »

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At the end of the movie we find out what happened to the various characters. We are told that Gen. Hugh Mercer was killed by a gunshot wound, when in fact he was killed by bayonet wounds suffered in the battle of Princeton. See more »

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Gen. Horatio Gates: In eleven days' time the enlistments run out. Your men will not attack a fly before then. Why should they? They need only sit tight and go home.
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Terrific! Now I finally understand that famous painting...
2 September 2001 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

From the first few minutes this film kept my attention. Even though viewers are bound to know what will happen in the end, this film nevertheless maintains the suspense and excitement. Most people would instantly recognize the famous painting of General Washington standing in the small boat crossing the river, and now finally I appreciate why this instant in time is so significant in American history. The shame of this movie is that probably so many people will pass it up just because it may appear boringly historical, when in fact it is an excellent film.


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