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The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams (2005)

Strike the Tent (original title)
The true love story of the conflict between Capt. Robert Adams' dedication to the south and his love for Eveline McCord, his beloved from the north. Produced, written and directed by the descendants of Robert and Eveline, this American Civil War tale is an explosive, richly detailed saga of fierce combat, honor and the will to risk all that's precious for love or country.

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Robert Adams
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Eveline McCord Adams
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Benjamin Young
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Sylvia McCord
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Grandmother Adams
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Nelson McCord
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David McCord
Weston Adams ...
Grandfather Adams
Bob Dorian ...
Gov. James H. Adams
Edwin McCain ...
Belcher
Elizabeth Nelson Adams ...
Madame Bonneau
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John Boone (as Mick Walker)
LaChanda Alexander ...
Elizabeth
Tessa Belongia ...
Little Evie
Anna Linn ...
Little Evie
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Based on a true story: This is a journey through the psyche of a Southern captain in the waning days of the American Civil War. In an emotionally charged performance, Julian Adams portrays his great-great grandfather Robert Adams, a strong willed southern Captain, who used his guns and his heart of fire to rally his men to fight for their lands. Filled with passion, blood and tragedy, "The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams" is the tumultuous true story of a man divided by love for country and for Eveline McCord, his beloved girl from the north. Produced and written by the descendents of Robert and Eveline, this is an explosive, richly detailed saga of fierce combat, honor and the will to risk all that's precious for love or country. Written by Anonymous

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A family's true tale - and a filmmaker's drive to tell it. See more »


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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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The story is based on the life of Robert Adams II and Eveline McCord, the great grandparents of Producer-Writer Weston Adams, and the great-great grandparents of Producer-Writer-Actor Julian Adams. See more »

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In the scene where Robert first sees Eveline the bodice of the dress has very thin, synthetic looking material (authentic materials are MUCH heavier) and it appears to be the middle of the day (off-shoulder gowns were not worn until evening/night by anyone of marrying age). See more »

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To the memory of: Charles St. George Sinkler Adams See more »

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A Cold Wind
Music by Atli Örvarsson
Lyrics by Julian Adams and Atli Örvarsson
Performed by Atli Örvarsson and Þórhildur Örvarsdóttir
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It made me feel like I lived back then!
17 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

Being a native of South Carolina, I just truly "lived" in this movie. The actors 'became' the characters and I could feel what it was like during that turbulent time.

This is not a "slick" film one way or the other. Gwendolyn Edwards makes you want to bow and offer her your hand for a promenade; Julian Adams makes you realize what true Southern men went through during that time: it was not easy, nor pat, nor automatic. It was a time that was hard on all Southerners.

This film made it natural that you identify with the characters: they were not heroes, supermen, or plastic celebrities. They were real people.

I'll add this to my collection, and that is a rare honor indeed. Movies are so cheap and easily attainable that it's not worth the time and trouble to buy them. But I will definitely buy this one so that I always have it near to hand.

A million thanks to Julian and Weston Adams and to Gwendolyn Edwards. You all made it so real and so natural.

Thank you.

Jim Kirk

Paris, Tennessee


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