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A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation (1989)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael McGuire ...
Morgan White ...
Edmund Randolph
Fredd Wayne ...
James Wilson (as James Walch)
James Arrington ...
Gouverneur Morris
J. Scott Bronson ...
Robert Morris (as Scott Bronson)
Roderick Cook ...
Nathaniel Gorham
Marvin Payne ...
Rufus King
Steve Anderson ...
Fred Laycock ...
Caleb Strong
H.E.D. Redford ...
Wayne Brennan ...
Oliver Ellsworth
Derryl Yeager ...


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"Good enough" treatment of an excellent topic
2 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A Congress of the United States was never so well portrayed, was it? I wish there were more hours of this.

I am a fan of "The West Wing" and "1776" and in some senses, this film is even better. The acting is excellent. Documentary logic (the writing) and production values are too. Artistic sensibility -- same. Nuances: same, I think! The film was produced by a university film department while its actors are talented career actors.

The topic was so large that I think we must forgive the shortage of scenes with women because they were not delegates to the Constitutional Convention. It is a movie that can seem too long only if one does not take breaks to move around.

Among the high points of this film are portrayals of the delegates. The actor's so-so resemblance to George Washington is bridged by a successful portrayal how grave and lovable he was remembered to be. Benjamin Franklin and others are brought to life, it seems.

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