The Crossing (2000)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama, History  |  10 January 2000 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 1,359 users  
Reviews: 36 user | 7 critic

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



(novel), (teleplay)
0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

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


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

On the glorious battlefields of the American Revolution, two great generals distinguished themselves; George Washington and Benedict Arnold. Washington is remembered as America's founding ... See full summary »

Director: Mikael Salomon
Stars: Aidan Quinn, Kelsey Grammer, Flora Montgomery
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
Andersonville (TV Movie 1996)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The story of the most notorious Confederate prisoner of war camp in the American Civil War.

Director: John Frankenheimer
Stars: Jarrod Emick, Frederic Forrest, Ted Marcoux
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: Ron Maxwell
Stars: Stephen Lang, Robert Duvall, Jeff Daniels
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: Ron Maxwell
Stars: Tom Berenger, Martin Sheen, Stephen Lang
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

It is 1775. Henry Felder, a Swiss-German colonist, lives with his family in the British colony of South Carolina. After many years of struggling with corrupt British rulers, Felder is urged... See full summary »

Director: Chris Weatherhead
Stars: Bettina Beard, Delfloria Brown, Halle Brown
The Crossing (2004)
Thriller | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 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
The Crossing (1990)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

After 18 months Sam returns to his place of birth. He wants to ask his girlfriend Meg who he had let down when he left, to go with him to the big city. However Meg was deeply sad because of... See full summary »

Director: George Ogilvie
Stars: Russell Crowe, Robert Mammone, Danielle Spencer
Copperhead (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An Upstate New York family is torn apart during the American Civil War.

Director: Ron Maxwell
Stars: François Arnaud, Lucy Boynton, Casey Thomas Brown
Revolution (1985)
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Hudson
Stars: Al Pacino, Donald Sutherland, Nastassja Kinski
George Washington (TV Mini-Series 1984)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The early life and career of the American General and President through his participation in the Revolutionary War.

Stars: Barry Bostwick, Patty Duke, David Dukes
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: William A. Graham
Stars: Barry Bostwick, Patty Duke, Jeffrey Jones


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 ...
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 <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

10 January 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Schlacht am Delaware  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The Battle of Trenton was over in less than an hour. American losses were 2 killed and 5 wounded. One of the wounded was Lieutenant James Monroe, the future Fifth President of the United States. Lieutenant Monroe was also reputed to be the man standing next to George Washington and holding the American flag in Emanuel Leutze's famous painting, "Washington Crossing the Delaware". Also, it was widely believed that the Hessians were intoxicated as a result of their Christmas celebrations. That has been proved by historians to not be the case. See more »


The British soldiers in the skirmish at the river bank are wearing uniforms from the French and Indian War, instead of the type in use during the Revolution. The cut is completely different, especially noticeable in the very large sized cuffs. See more »


Soldier #1: What are you smoking?
Soldier #2: Dried cow dung.
Soldier #1: What's it taste like?
Soldier #2: Shit.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Well Done; A Must-See For American History Buffs
29 March 2003 | by (Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I won't vouch for the absolute historical accuracy of what gets portrayed here, but as one take on George Washington's attack on Trenton (the title refers to the crossing of the Delaware River for the attack) it works. Certainly not everything portrayed happened (how can one know exactly what went on over two hundred years ago) but the details of the crossing and the battle were accurate enough from what I know of U.S. history, and the movie itself was dramatic and held my attention from start to finish.

Kudos to Jeff Daniels, who offered a completely believable performance as Washington. Daniels is proving to be quite adept at these kinds of historical movies ("Gettysburg" leaps to mind, and of course now "Gods and Generals.") A good, if lesser known, supporting cast also made valuable contributions to this picture.

In short, I wouldn't use this as a source material for an essay on the Battle of Trenton, but I would certainly recommend it as a very good movie.


23 of 25 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
Attack on the Hessian guardhouse! louielouie
HELP......I need these questions answered for someone who has seen it!!! MovieQuoteGal
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: