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 »
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 »
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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