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The Crossing (2000)

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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Alexander Hamilton
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Gen. Henry Knox
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Gen. William 'Lord' Stirling
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Gen. Nathaniel Greene
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Karl Pruner ...
Gen. Sullivan
Duncan McLeod ...
Williams
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Billy
Kelly Harms ...
Tommy
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Cadman
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Capt. Heineman (as Kristen Holden-Ried)
Chris Williamson ...
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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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Washington needed a victory, they got a miracle.


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10 January 2000 (USA)  »

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Die Schlacht am Delaware  »

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Martha Washington's grand-daughter, Mary Custis, was married to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. One of their descendants was actor Robert Duvall. Jeff Daniels appeared with Duvall, as Lee, in Gods and Generals (2003). See more »

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On December 20, 1776, outside Trenton, General Stirling tells General Washington that General Gates's army "will be with you by nightfall". This conversation is in full daylight, yet Washington then checks his watch and the time is 5:00 - by which time the sun would already have set. (And indeed, in a later scene we see it fully dark at 5:10 pm on December 25). See more »

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Soldier #1: What are you smoking?
Soldier #2: Dried cow dung.
Soldier #1: What's it taste like?
Soldier #2: Shit.
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Historically accurate, educational, entertaining
2 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

One of the best films I have seen on the American Revolution. It took the founding fathers and made them human. I thought Jeff Daniels did an excellent job portraying Washington as a man and a general. I have seen the film a number of times and have shown it to several groups of students. Both my students and I enjoy and learn from it.


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