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Lincoln 

After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Sam Waterston ...  Abraham Lincoln 2 episodes, 1988
Mary Tyler Moore ...  Mary Todd Lincoln 2 episodes, 1988
Richard Mulligan ...  William H. Seward 2 episodes, 1988
Deborah Adair ...  Kate Chase 2 episodes, 1988
Tom Brennan Tom Brennan ...  Sen. Charles Sumner 2 episodes, 1988
Gregory Cooke Gregory Cooke ...  Robert Lincoln 2 episodes, 1988
Steven Culp ...  Johnny Hay 2 episodes, 1988
Ruby Dee ...  Elizabeth Keckley 2 episodes, 1988
Jerome Dempsey ...  Congressman Elihu Washburne 2 episodes, 1988
Jeffrey DeMunn ...  William Herndon 2 episodes, 1988
Jon DeVries Jon DeVries ...  Secretary of War Edwin Stanton 2 episodes, 1988
George Ede George Ede ...  Edward McManus 2 episodes, 1988
Robin Gammell ...  Stephen Douglas 2 episodes, 1988
James Gammon ...  Gen. Ulysses S. Grant 2 episodes, 1988
Thomas Gibson ...  William Sprague 2 episodes, 1988
Tim Guinee ...  Col. Elmer Ellsworth 2 episodes, 1988
David Leary ...  Gen. George McClellan 2 episodes, 1988
Cleavon Little ...  Frederick Douglass 2 episodes, 1988
John McMartin ...  Salmon P. Chase 2 episodes, 1988
Patrick Rowe Patrick Rowe ...  Ward Hill Lamon 2 episodes, 1988
John Houseman ...  Gen. Winfield Scott 2 episodes, 1988
James Anklam James Anklam ...  Telegraph Operator #1 2 episodes, 1988
Bev Appleton Bev Appleton ...  Office Seeker #2 2 episodes, 1988
Joe Ayres Joe Ayres ...  Singing Soldier 2 episodes, 1988
Greg Baber ...  Henry 2 episodes, 1988
Coby Batty Coby Batty ...  Earle 2 episodes, 1988
Charles Thomas Baxter Charles Thomas Baxter ...  Staff Captain 2 episodes, 1988
Joshua Billings Joshua Billings ...  Assistant Manager 2 episodes, 1988
Roy Butler Roy Butler ...  Southern Congressman #3 2 episodes, 1988
Dick Cheatham Dick Cheatham ...  Staff Officer 2 episodes, 1988
Bill Chorney Bill Chorney ...  Allan Pinkerton 2 episodes, 1988
Ray Collins Ray Collins ...  Office Seeker #5 2 episodes, 1988
Ritchie Copenhaver Ritchie Copenhaver ...  Captain Holmes 2 episodes, 1988
Del Driver Del Driver ...  Thompson 2 episodes, 1988
Glenn Faigen Glenn Faigen ...  John Wilkes Booth 2 episodes, 1988
Bill Falkenstein Bill Falkenstein ...  Plenipotentiary 2 episodes, 1988
Kevin Grantz Kevin Grantz ...  Office Seeker #3 2 episodes, 1988
Fay Greenbaum Fay Greenbaum ...  Mrs. Ord 2 episodes, 1988
Dick Harrington Dick Harrington ...  Stewart 2 episodes, 1988
Rick Hite Rick Hite ...  Speaker Hickman 2 episodes, 1988
J. Michael Hunter J. Michael Hunter ...  Office Seeker #1 2 episodes, 1988
Karen Hutcheson Karen Hutcheson ...  Julia Grant 2 episodes, 1988
Edward James Hyland ...  Editor Forney 2 episodes, 1988
Philip Hyland Philip Hyland ...  Young Soldier 2 episodes, 1988
Helen Jervey Helen Jervey ...  Mrs. Laury 2 episodes, 1988
Marion Johnson Marion Johnson ...  Blair 2 episodes, 1988
Lee Lively Lee Lively ...  General Wood 2 episodes, 1988
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Tom Mason ...  Southern Congressman #1 2 episodes, 1988
John Mingus John Mingus ...  Governor Curtin 2 episodes, 1988
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Patrick Coe McCluskey Patrick Coe McCluskey ...  Willie Perham 2 episodes, 1988
R. Max Ramsey R. Max Ramsey ...  Manservant 2 episodes, 1988
Adrian Rieder Adrian Rieder ...  Fred Grant 2 episodes, 1988
Stephen Rudlin Stephen Rudlin ...  Telegraph Operator #2 2 episodes, 1988
Alan Sader Alan Sader ...  Sickles 2 episodes, 1988
Michael Schauer Michael Schauer ...  Barkeep 2 episodes, 1988
Bob Schindler Bob Schindler ...  Sergeant 2 episodes, 1988
Troy Sweeney Troy Sweeney ...  Tad Lincoln 2 episodes, 1988
Richard Travis Richard Travis ...  Nicolay 2 episodes, 1988
Rick Warner Rick Warner ...  Staff Colonel 2 episodes, 1988
Paul Welch Paul Welch ...  Willie Lincoln 2 episodes, 1988
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Storyline

After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency. Beneath his folksy charm and unassuming manner, he shows himself to be a shrewd politician who is able to overcome his wife's neurotic behavior and the death of his son. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gore Vidal's Lincoln See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Goofs

There are many inaccuracies regarding the layout of the White House. In Lincoln's day, the second floor Yellow Oval Room served as a library, not as his office. The cabinet room is incorrectly placed in the State Dining Room on the first floor. The current Lincoln Bedroom served as both Lincoln's office and cabinet room (hence the name) during his presidency. See more »

Quotes

Abraham Lincoln: There is nothing more like eternity than a train ride of eleven days, unless it's two people and a ham.
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Connections

Featured in 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Go Tell It on the Mountain
Written by John Wesley Work Jr. (1860s)
Heard at White House party
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Great Movie
27 May 2002 | by bdebbieSee all my reviews

I have watched this movie many times, as I use it to teach US history to eighth graders. It is an excellent portrait of Lincoln, showing his complexity and compassion. Yes, VerhoHo from NYC, NY, the book is better, but a movie that exactly mirrored the book would last for weeks. I think the movie does a fine job of summarizing Gore Vidal's comprehensive and historically accurate account of Lincoln's years as president. After seeing the movie the first time, when it aired on TV, I wanted to read the book and did.

Sam Waterson and Mary Tyler Moore are fabulous in their roles and bring these historical figures to life. I was also surprised to see Thomas Gibson (first from "Chicago Hope," then "Dharma and Greg") portraying Gov. Sprague. His accent and costume really disguised his identity.

I also like the way the director muted colors and added to the melancholy of the era.


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