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12 September 2004 (USA) See more »
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It's America's redeclaration of Independence.
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Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
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On Canadian's comments See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Mark D. Hutter ... James Madison
Sally E. Bennett ... Dolley Madison
Dave Fagerberg ... General Andrew Jackson
H. David Wright ... General Samuel Smith
Craig Fisher ... Major George Armistead
Victor Suthren ... Admiral Alexander Cochrane
William Rachel ... Captain Edward Codrington
Ray Gardner ... General John Armstrong
David Williams Lamb ... Steve Brazelton
Cynda Carpenter-Abolt ... Mary Pickersgill
Alan Gephardt ... Francis Scott Key
Harold R. Raleigh ... General Robert Ross
Doug DeCroix ... Captain George Glieg
Dave Jurgella ... General John Stricker

Timothy Pickles ... Sir Edward Packenham
Peter Twist ... Colonel Robert Rennie
Bill Sheets ... Colonel Robert Rennie
Jay Eben ... General John Gibbs
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Xavier Allen ... Charles Ball
Gilbert Gomez ... 39th USI Soldier

Edward Herrmann ... Narrator

Jim Kochan ... Himself
Dave O'Donnell ... Andrew Jackson / Francis Scott Key (voice)
Martin O'Malley ... Himself
Greg Whalen ... British Officers, others (voice)

Directed by
Gary Foreman 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Chemerka 
Arthur Drooker 
Gary Foreman 
Dolores Gavin 

Produced by
Gary Foreman .... executive producer
Dolores Gavin .... executive producer
Carolyn H. Raine .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Arkenstone 
 
Cinematography by
Lance Barber 
Michael Bowie 
James Ewing 
Rick Thompson 
 
Film Editing by
Andy Pickard 
 
Art Direction by
H. David Wright 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Timothy Pickles .... second unit director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary Groth .... digital imaging technician
David Saldivar .... video tape operator
 
Other crew
Jim Kochan .... historical consultant
Timothy Pickles .... military historian
Peter Twist .... technical advisor: military
 

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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
On Canadian's comments, 7 September 2008
Author: gideonlp from United States

I enjoyed this docudrama. I am now 80 and went to universities for my degrees back in the 1940/50 era. At that time we had more class coverage in history of the early days of the US. I do remember the War of 1812 being covered, but not as much as given in this presentation. Now as I read the comments of the Canadian, it is apparent that his emotions are getting the best of his judgment and feelings for understanding the realities. Of note is the attrition of the forces in the line charging and slaughter of the front rows as they advance. Modern armies would never do that sort of charging, at least not since the British tried charging the German lines that way, almost, in the Great War (known today as World War I). Historical events are now past, emotions for the most part are healed. Taking sides to belittle any part in the events past is ridiculous and will never change what happened.

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