MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,036 this week

The Crossing (2000)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | History  -  10 January 2000 (USA)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 1,263 users  
Reviews: 35 user | 6 critic

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

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (teleplay)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 16 Oct 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 23 Jan 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 07 Jun 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 21 Jul 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 06 Aug 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Crossing" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Crossing (TV Movie 2000)

The Crossing (TV Movie 2000) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Crossing.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The War That Made America (TV Series 2006)
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Stars: Larry Nehring, Michael L. Colosimo, Sam Edens
The Revolution (TV Series 2006)
History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Stars: John W. Hall, Mark Hilliard, Bryan Kennedy
April Morning (TV Movie 1988)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The "April Morning" here is the famous April 19, 1775 upon which the "Shot heard 'round the world" was fired, signaling the start of the American Revolution. Faithful to author Howard ... See full summary »

Director: Delbert Mann
Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Urich, Chad Lowe
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Gary Foreman
Stars: Mark D. Hutter, Sally E. Bennett, Dave Fagerberg
The Crossing (2004)
Thriller | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Andreas has everything a man can wish for. A wonderfull wife, a big house on the country and a great job. But a sudden car accident puts him in a wheelchair. He is paralysed in his legs and he is also now impotent. Will his marriage work?

Director: Martin Asphaug
Stars: Trond Fausa, Stine Varvin, Svante Martin
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A macho man in a family on the eve of deer-hunting season must deal with the eldest son's curse of never having bagged a buck.

Director: Jeff Daniels
Stars: Jeff Daniels, Harve Presnell, Joey Albright
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The rise and fall of legendary war hero Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson as he leads the Confederacy to great success against the Union from 1861 to 1863. Prequel to the 1993 classic "Gettysburg".

Director: Ronald F. Maxwell
Stars: Stephen Lang, Robert Duvall, Jeff Daniels
John Adams (TV Mini-Series 2008)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett
Sadat (TV Movie 1983)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The dramatization of the life of Egyptian leader Muhammad Anwar al-Sadat, from his early years as a young officer fighting the British to his assassination in 1981.

Director: Richard Michaels
Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., John Rhys-Davies, Madolyn Smith Osborne
Gettysburg (1993)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In 1863, the Northern and Southern forces fight at Gettysburg in the decisive battle of the American Civil War.

Director: Ronald F. Maxwell
Stars: Tom Berenger, Martin Sheen, Stephen Lang
The Crossing I (2014)
Drama

In the midst of the Chinese Revolution during the late 1940s, couples flee to the island of Taiwan.

Director: John Woo
Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Hye-kyo Song
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: William A. Graham
Stars: Barry Bostwick, Patty Duke, Jeffrey Jones
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 January 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

George Washington: La leyenda  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Alexander Hamilton attended King's College (now Columbia University) in New York. One of his classmates was George Washington's stepson, Jack Custis. See more »

Goofs

The weather, as portrayed, does not match the severe conditions during the actual battle. When the attack on Trenton began, it was a near whiteout blizzard - a factor which allowed the Revolutionaries to approach the town unobserved. See more »

Quotes

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.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Simply superb
29 May 2000 | by (Nashville, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

This movie was simply superb. Howard Fast consistently writes excellent fast-moving scripts that film themselves. The movies rarely do justice to history while "The Crossing" succeeded, but this movie can be enjoyed purely as entertainment, a terrific action thriller. Not only did Jeff Daniels fully live up to his role as Father of his Country, but the entire cast was uniformly excellent. Seriously, this movie truly conveyed a sense of what it means to sacrifice and to fight for freedom.

I'd also like to mention the excellent work of Sebastian Roche, who gets my award as the most versatile actor with accents since Meryl Streep. Believe it or not, Roche's biography has him born in Paris, France. Yet in "The Crossing" he plays a Maine Yankee. In Merlin, he played Sir Gawain. In "Liberty", the documentary on the Revolution, he played the Marquis de Lafayette. Although his performance was thoroughly captivating and sometimes moving, I thought his French accent for Lafayette, a genuine hero after all, was so over the top that it verged on being offensive. I couldn't help but enjoy it, but wondered if I would take so kindly to it if I was French. If Roche is French, I sincerely commend him for playing the role with a true sense of humor. His work is so good that I hope he gets his breakout role.

P.S. If you want to see another great performance, check out Philip Seymour Hoffman as Captain Joseph Plumb Martin in "Liberty." He got plenty of kudos in "Magnolia" and did a good job in "Scent of a Woman." When I saw him getting raves in "Magnolia", I was not surprised and very pleased. Let me just add that in "Liberty," there are a lot of terrific performances that may never be acknowledged, but make that documentary one of the best, most-moving in terms of emotional impact that I have ever seen.


12 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A few comments on some errors in the review of this movie FroachGael
HELP......I need these questions answered for someone who has seen it!!! MovieQuoteGal
Attack on the Hessian guardhouse! louielouie
help can u help me answer these asap savstar26
the crossing adeleon59
General Stirling's hat Madyas
Discuss The Crossing (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?