John Adams (2008– )
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Don't Tread on Me 

John and John Quincy sail to France to join Benjamin Franklin as part of the American mission but Adams' blunt style is ill-suited to diplomacy.



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Jerome Aarts ...
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Young Charles Adams (as Michael D'Addario)

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Over the emotional objections of Abigail, John Adam and his son endure turbulent seas and an encounter with the British Navy to join Ben Franklin on a diplomatic mission to Paris. But Ben cannot restrain John's abrasive personality which is even less well suited to Paris than Philadelphia. Written by David Foss

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"The Liberty Song" sung by the French, Franklin and Adams, was written by John Dickinson. See more »


In Episode 3, a camera is reflected in the carriage window glass during a close-up of young John Quincy Adams just before his departure for Russia. Even the lettering (reversed in the reflection but readable) of the camera's make and model are clearly visible: ARRIFLEX 35. See more »


Benjamin Franklin: We are all actors here, Mr. Adams, and so far my performance has been well received.
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Quintet No. 9 for Guitar and Strings in C, G.453 - La Ritirata Di Madrid
Written by Luigi Boccherini
Performed by The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (as Academy of St. Martin In the Fields Chamber Ensemble) & Pepe Romero
Courtesy of Decca Music Group LTD. (GB)
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Don't Tread On Me.
31 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In Part 3 Of John Adams John played by Paul Giamatti and his son John Quincy Adams Travel to France during the war to seek alliances with the foreign nations. On The way there There ship battles a British Frigate. While he is there he meets up with Benjamin Franklin played by Tom Wilkinson. After His meet in France John Adams Unfourtuantly becomes ill and is to become better in part 4. This show just keeps on getting better and better with a phenomenal performance with Paul Giamatti. Sadly Laura Linney was not in this part very much but when she is she is really really good.

Not Rated.

1hr 8min/68min.


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