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Writers (WGA):
Howard Fast (novel)
Howard Fast (teleplay)
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Release Date:
10 January 2000 (USA) See more »
A dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins See more »
ASC TV award noms announced
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 17 December 2009, 6:00 AM, PST)

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One of The Best Made-for-TV Movies See more (35 total) »


  (in credits order)

Jeff Daniels ... Gen. George Washington

Roger Rees ... Gen. Hugh Mercer

Sebastian Roché ... Col. John Glover

Steven McCarthy ... Alexander Hamilton

John Henry Canavan ... Gen. Henry Knox
Ned Vukovic ... Gen. William 'Lord' Stirling
David Ferry ... Gen. Nathaniel Greene

Nigel Bennett ... Gen. Horatio Gates
Karl Pruner ... Gen. Sullivan
Duncan McLeod ... Williams

Andrew Kraulis ... Billy
Kelly Harms ... Tommy

Jonathan Watton ... Cadman

Kris Holden-Ried ... Capt. Heineman (as Kristen Holden-Ried)
Chris Williamson ... Officer
Paul Brogren ... Soldier #1
Robert Persichini ... Soldier #2
Peter Cockett ... Abe
Michael Proudfoot ... Jacob (fisherman) (as Jacob Michael Proudfoot)

Tim Post ... Ike (fisherman)

Julian Richings ... McKenzie
Shaun Austin-Olsen ... Barclay
Paulette Sinclair ... Mrs. Barclay
Donald Ewer ... McKonkey

James Kidnie ... Col. Rall
John Watson ... Piel
Christopher Crumb ... Man #1
Michael Frolick ... Man #2
Mary Pirie ... Woman
Cliff Saunders ... Billy Perkins
Rick Parker ... Mounted police officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kassandra Marr ... Mrs. Williams - soldier's wife
Hamish Robertson ... Wounded soldier
Stefen Rollpiller ... Fisherman Jacob
Kevin Windsor ... Hessian Soldier / Continental Soldier
Shawn Connell ... Soldier (uncredited)
Jason Leduc ... Soldier (uncredited)
Jason McMaster ... Hessian and american soldier (uncredited)

Craig Michaels ... Soldier (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Harmon 
Writing credits
Howard Fast (novel "The Crossing")

Howard Fast (teleplay)

Produced by
Robert W. Christiansen .... executive producer (as Bob Christiansen)
David Coatsworth .... producer
David Craig .... supervising producer
Delia Fine .... executive producer: A&E Network
Rick Rosenberg .... executive producer
Original Music by
Gary Chang 
Cinematography by
Rene Ohashi 
Film Editing by
Zach Staenberg 
Casting by
Phyllis Huffman 
Diane Kerbel 
Production Design by
Lindsey Hermer-Bell 
Art Direction by
Edward Bonutto 
Set Decoration by
Ian Greig 
Costume Design by
Michael Harris 
Makeup Department
Rachel Affolter .... second assistant makeup
Katarina Chovanec .... key hair stylist
Stephanie Ingram .... key hair stylist
Amanda Milne .... assistant hair stylist
Jordan Samuel .... key makeup designer
Production Management
D.J. Carson .... assistant production manager
David Coatsworth .... unit production manager
Barry Greenfield .... post-production supervisor
Lawrence E. Neiman .... post-production supervisor (as Larry Neiman)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tyler Delben .... trainee assistant director
Rocco Gismondi .... second assistant director
Kevin Hourigan .... third assistant director
Branko Racki .... second unit director
Michael Zenon .... first assistant director
Art Department
Kelly Farrah .... property master
Adrian Hardy .... props
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer
Willy Allen .... dialogue editor
Jim Borgardt .... supervising adr editor
Pat Cassin .... second boom operator
Dane A. Davis .... supervising sound editor
Stuart French .... production sound mixer
Allen Hurd .... sound recordist
Tony Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Andrew Lackey .... sound editor
Ken Lee .... boom operator
Matthew Pavolaitis .... extra effects mixer: Technicolor Glendale (as Matt Pavolaitis)
Charles W. Ritter .... dialogue editor
Christopher Sheldon .... supervising sound editor
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Brock Jolliffe .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Joel Skeete .... digital compositor
Rafael Macho .... title designer (uncredited)
Mark Savela .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Matt Birman .... stunt performer
Eric Bryson .... stunts
Earl Foster .... stunt double: Colonel Rall
Danny Lima .... stunts
Duncan McLeod .... stunt performer
Branko Racki .... stunt coordinator
Robert Racki .... utility stunts
Kevin Rushton .... stunts
Robert C. Shannon .... water safety
John Stead .... stunt performer
Steve Lucescu .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Steve Lucescu .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Jason McMaster .... stunts (uncredited)
Rick Parker .... stunts (uncredited)
Branko Racki .... stunts (uncredited)
John Stoneham Jr. .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Andy Chmura .... camera operator
Maris H. Jansons .... director of photography: second unit (as Maris Jansons)
Bruce Macaulay .... still photographer
David Niven .... assistant camera
David Owen .... gaffer
David Pamplin .... key grip (as David 'Stretch' Pamplin)
Casting Department
Olivia Harris .... casting associate
Diane Kerbel .... casting: Toronto
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bev Ball .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Tom Costain .... associate editor
Lauren Giordano .... editor: main titles
Music Department
Todd Hayen .... orchestrator
Sherry Whitfield .... music editor
Ron Goldstein .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Tim Fagan .... driver: cast
Dave Marwick .... driver: cast
Rick Selmanovic .... driver
Jeff Steinberg .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Julie Black .... assistant: Jeff Daniels
James F. Breithaupt .... production accountant
Jill Carter .... script supervisor
Sabine Graham .... production coordinator (as Sabine Bernhard)
Gordon Laco .... marine advisor
Jeremy Major .... production assistant
Rick Parker .... animal wrangler
Todd Shannon Jr. .... dive supervisor
Douglas Till .... location manager (as Doug Till)
Peter Twist .... military advisor
Marlea Willis .... senior unit publicist
Kyle Cooper .... title designer (uncredited)
Earl Foster .... double: James Kidnie (uncredited)

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89 min
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Did You Know?

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 »
Factual errors: 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 »
Gen. Horatio Gates:Those big Durham boats of yours make damn good targets. Even a Yankee gunner couldn't miss them.See more »


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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
One of The Best Made-for-TV Movies, 17 September 2003
Author: Mike Herbst from Mount Vernon, Washington

Excellent production with fine acting by Jeff Daniels as Washington. The rest of the cast is also very good. Daniels transformed the stern and stiff George Washington from portraits into the daring and inspiring leader he was. I am beginning to think of Jeff Daniels as being in the same class as Jeff Bridges and Chris Cooper; a true professional. The actual Battle of Trenton was portrayed accurately and serves to reinforce my gratitude for our Founders' courage and dedication to liberty. Jeff Shaara's account of the battle in his excellent book, The Glorious Cause, also depicts Washington as a gambler when the potential rewards justified the risk. I hope it is re-run soon but if you don't see it on TV, buy or rent it.

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