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The Crossing (2000)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama, History  |  10 January 2000 (USA)
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A dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gen. Hugh Mercer
Col. John Glover
Gen. Henry Knox
Ned Vukovic ...
Gen. William 'Lord' Stirling
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Karl Pruner ...
Gen. Sullivan
Duncan McLeod ...
Kelly Harms ...
Capt. Heineman (as Kristen Holden-Ried)
Chris Williamson ...


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 <>

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Die Schlacht am Delaware  »

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During the Battle of Princeton, a cannon ball went through a window of Nassau Hall of the College of New Jersey (now known as Princeton University) and hit a portrait of King George II (George III's grandfather and predecessor), lopping off his head. A mark made by another cannon ball that hit Nassau Hall during the battle can still be seen to this day. See more »


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 »


Gen. George Washington: [after explaining his plan to Glover] Can you do it?
Col. John Glover: No, but I will.
Gen. George Washington: Now what the devil is that supposed to mean?
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Did you know that Washington crossed the Delaware three times.
23 July 2004 | by (Northern California) – See all my reviews

I didn't either. This and many other interesting facts are revealed in this exciting and dramatic portrayal of General George Washington. It is basically a war drama played out with high realism. The temptation to reduce this piece of history to some kind of patriotic passion play is studiously resisted. Washington himself is played with real aplomb by Jeff Daniels. There are many excellent and gripping scenes of combat. I was surprised to learn that this was made for television. All in all it is a high quality movie good for casual entertainment and only spiced by the guarantee of some education too.

For some reason or another commenting on this movie requires at least ten lines. As much as I enjoyed it, there was nothing about it that suggest a comment with ten lines or more. Seven or less was plenty.

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