John Adams (2008– )
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Unnecessary War 

After Adams becomes President continues Washington's policy of neutrality between England and France despite opposition inside his own cabinet.

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Following the peace treaty with England President Adams struggles to avoid war with France despite pressure from his Federalist cabinet and French provocation. John finds the price of peace to his career and the price of his long career of public service to his family is indeed high. Written by David Foss

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13 April 2008 (USA)  »

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Trivia

In 2006, Giamatti played the subordinate Police Inspector Uhl to Rufus Sewell's Crown Prince Leopold in "The Illusionist". In this film, Sewell plays the subordinate military officer Alexander Hamilton to Giamatti's President John Adams. In both films, the superior is frustrated by the stubborn behavior of the subordinate. See more »

Goofs

When paintings are discovered of John Adams and Abigail, it is said that they should be placed in the "White House". "White House" was a term coined during the Theodore Roosevelt presidency nearly 90 years later. Prior to that it was referred to as the "Executive Mansion". It is possible that the producers purposely did this for recognition purposes. It is unlikely that Mr. McCollough (historical writer of the book the movie was based on) wouldn't have known this. See more »

Quotes

John Adams: A mob is no less a mob because they are with you.
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Version of The Adams Chronicles (1976) See more »

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Hail Columbia
Written by Joseph Hopkinson and Philip Phile
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Unnecessary War.
31 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In part 6 of John Adams we see John Adams played by Paul Giamatti is serving his term as president and dealing with his own devastating problems at home. We find out that Johns son Charles played by Kevin Trainor is an alcoholic and John verbally abuses him. Abigail Adams played by Laura Linney finds out that Charles has become deathly ill and does not look like he will be able to make it. At the end of part 6 John and Abigail are sadly informed that their son Charles has died an alcoholic vagrant. Sadly John does not win a second term as president and instead Thomas Jefferson becomes the third president of The United States.

Not Rated.

1hr 19min/79min.

****/****


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