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Independence (1976)

Not Rated | | Drama, Short | 4 July 1976 (USA)
This short was made during the US Bicentennial celebration to give a background on the development, writing and signing of the Declaration of Independence and the men who were involved in it.

Director:

John Huston

Writers:

Tom McGrath (as Thomas McGrath), Joyce Ritter | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Atherton ... Benjamin Rush
John Favorite John Favorite ... John Lansing Jr.
Pat Hingle ... John Adams
Ken Howard ... Thomas Jefferson
Anne Jackson ... Abigail Adams
E.G. Marshall ... Narrator (voice)
Donald Moore Donald Moore ... Benjamin Harrison (as Donald C. Moore)
Scott Mulhern Scott Mulhern ... Alexander Hamilton
Patrick O'Neal ... George Washington
John Randolph ... Samuel Adams
Paul Sparer Paul Sparer ... John Hancock
Tom Spratley Tom Spratley ... George Mason
Donald Symington Donald Symington ... Richard Henry Lee
James Tolkan ... Tom Paine
Eli Wallach ... Benjamin Franklin
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This short was made during the US Bicentennial celebration to give a background on the development, writing and signing of the Declaration of Independence and the men who were involved in it.

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Genres:

Drama | Short

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 1976 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Budget:

$5,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ken Howard reprised his role as Thomas Jefferson from the original 1969 Broadway production of "1776" and its film adaptation 1776 (1972). See more »

Quotes

Benjamin Franklin: You have a republic... if you can keep it.
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A short film about one of the documents that shape America.
27 July 2002 | by cmykleftySee all my reviews

Independence was made in 1976 for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the United States of America. Actors in period clothes portray famous people from the 1770's in and around Independence Hall, about the making of the Declaration of Independence. Directed by John Huston and made by 20th Century Fox with the cooperation U.S. National Park Service to be watched during the Bicentennial celebration at Independence Hall. The film is still viewed at the new visitor center in Independence Mall not far from Independence Hall. If visit Philadelphia see Independence Hall first then view the film. It would give you a better understanding about the document express in the film.


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