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The Rebels (1979)

Philip Kent takes part in the American Revolution and the newly formed Congress.

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Russ Mayberry
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Stevens ... Philip Kent
Don Johnson ... Judson Fletcher
Doug McClure ... Eph Tait
Jim Backus ... John Hancock
Richard Basehart ... Duke of Kentland
Joan Blondell ... Mrs. Brumple
Tom Bosley ... Benjamin Franklin
Macdonald Carey ... Dr. Church
Rory Calhoun ... Breen
Kim Cattrall ... Anne Kent
John Chappell John Chappell ... Henry Knox
William Daniels ... John Adams
Anne Francis ... Mrs. Harris
Peter Graves ... George Washington
Pamela Hensley ... Charlotte Waverly
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Philip Kent takes part in the American Revolution and the newly formed Congress.

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The passionate pursuits of Philip Kent, patriot soldier, and of the determined men and women whose destiny propelled them into the struggles for American independence.

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Drama | History | War

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Trivia

Williams Daniels reprises his role as "John Adams" from 1776 after portraying his own cousin ("Samuel Adams") in the previous miniseries THE BASTARD, making him the only actor to play both Adamses. See more »

Goofs

When Phillip Kent is at Rachel's cabin, she is singing "Amazing Grace" to him. The narration had stated this was in 1775 during the Knox Expedition. The song "Amazing Grace" was written by John Newton in 1773, and used during a prayer meeting at that time, but was not generally published until 1779, so it is unlikely that Rachel would've heard that song at that time. See more »

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Follows The Bastard (1978) See more »

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Barely resembles the novel
24 September 2020 | by jeffreylaSee all my reviews

I am a big fan of the John Jakes series and enjoyed the made for tv version of the Bastard. This follow up film unfortunately plays as a bad episodic that doesn't follow the novel. The two main characters played by Stevens and Johnson never even meet in the book yet 50% of this mini series has them together as revolutionary Starsky and Hutch. No apparent reason for not following the novel that I can tell other than Hollywood mucking up a good story. Celebrity appearances are fun. Great to see Tom Bosley as Ben Franklin and Peter Graves and Washington. This one you can pass on.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rebels: Part 2 of the Kent Family Chronicles See more »

Filming Locations:

Hope Valley, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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