New York trapper Tom Dobb (Al Pacino) becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his young son Ned (Dexter Fletcher) is conscripted into the British Army as a drummer by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy (Donald Sutherland). Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take a stand and fight for the freedom of the Colonies. He crosses path with the aristocratic rebel Daisy McConnahay (Nastassja Kinski), who gets involved in the support of the American troops. As Tom undergoes his change of heart, the events of the war unfold in large-scale grandeur.Written by
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Al Pacino and Donald Sutherland angered the crew one day because of a conversation. On one of the locations, there was one road that led in and out. One day, Pacino and Sutherland began talking about their work while blocking the entrance to the road. Crew members could not come or go and the conversation went on and on. They finally moved out of the way when a huge line of angry people developed behind them. See more »
By the time of Valley Forge, Washington's Continental Army was in such a bad state that most men did not even have shoes or boots, yet no-one in the Valley Forge scenes is barefoot. See more »
Voices from the crowd:
[some men tie a rope around the king's statue]
Pull! Pull it down!
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In 2009, Hugh Hudson made his own director's cut titled "Revolution Revisited" which was also released on DVD. The new version featured new narration recorded by Al Pacino, a different ending, and removed 10 minutes of footage from the film. See more »
With a subject as fertile as the American war of independence and four outstanding actors how could anyone blow it to such catastrophic proportions. I think both the script writer and the director must have gone out of their way to produce something as empty and boring as Revolution. What a waste! Money first, a glorious subject which would deserve more respect, but also waste of actors' talent. What a goofy idea to expect Al Pacino to act and sound as a Scott. Why not pick a Scott?
I felt sorry for the three main actors because I don't think that with a script like this they were given a fighting chance to shape a specific character. So from the writing, to the shooting there is little in this movie that I would recommend to the public. For Fox TV to air it now (May 2010) laced with commercial also shows how little this network cares about their audience.
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