The early life and career of the American General and President through his participation in the Revolutionary War.
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Nominated for 6 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Barry Bostwick ...  George Washington 3 episodes, 1984
Patty Duke ...  Martha Washington 3 episodes, 1984
David Dukes ...  Will Fairfax 3 episodes, 1984
Jaclyn Smith ...  Sally Fairfax 3 episodes, 1984
Farnham Scott ...  General Henry Knox 3 episodes, 1984
Lloyd Bridges ...  Caleb Quinn 3 episodes, 1984
José Ferrer ...  Governor Dinwiddie 3 episodes, 1984
Hal Holbrook ...  John Adams 3 episodes, 1984
Trevor Howard ...  Lord Fairfax 3 episodes, 1984
Jeremy Kemp ...  General Gates 3 episodes, 1984
Richard Kiley ...  George Mason 3 episodes, 1984
Stephen Macht ...  General Benedict Arnold 3 episodes, 1984
James Mason ...  General Braddock 3 episodes, 1984
Rosemary Murphy ...  Mary Ball Washington 3 episodes, 1984
Clive Revill ...  Lord Loudoun 3 episodes, 1984
Robert Stack ...  General Stark 3 episodes, 1984
Anthony Zerbe ...  General St. Pierre 3 episodes, 1984
Tony Devon ...  Aide 2 episodes, 1984
Mark C. Pollock Mark C. Pollock ...  (1984) 2 episodes, 1984
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The early life and career of the American General and President through his participation in the Revolutionary War.

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English

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8 April 1984 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The crew from the U.S.S. Olympia (SSN 717) were extras in the filming at Yorktown See more »

Quotes

Baron Von Steuben: [to Continental Soldier] Chest in! Chest in, gut out!
[to Hamilton]
Baron Von Steuben: What is wrong here?
Alexander Hamilton: You've got it backwards, Baron, it's "chest out, gut in."
Baron Von Steuben: Oh, gut in, not out. Like Von Steuben!
[laughs]
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Followed by George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation (1986) See more »

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It is truly a classic
10 January 2004 | by bandchaperone10See all my reviews

My husband and I saw this on cable years ago and fell in love with the history and life of George Washington. Barry Bostwick does a superb job as the main character and Patty Duke fits the role as his short wife, Martha. When we found it on VHS, we bought it and over time, our children have all watched it. When we found ourselves going to DC for vacation, we all watched it again to get a feel for the man and his life before visiting Mt. Vernon. Our children said the miniseries helped them understand what they saw and heard at Washington's home. Every history lover should have a copy of this classic miniseries.


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