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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
Jim Lowell Jim Lowell ...  Southern Congressman #2 2 episodes, 1988
Tom Mason ...  Southern Congressman #1 2 episodes, 1988
John Mingus John Mingus ...  Governor Curtin 2 episodes, 1988
Kevin Murray ...  Hotel Clerk 2 episodes, 1988
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
Phil Whiteay Phil Whiteay ...  Glove Salesman 2 episodes, 1988
Tom Width Tom Width ...  Surgeon 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

Mary Lincoln: I made my choice on many things when I choose Mr. Lincoln.
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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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Waterston Wonderful
6 June 2001 | by WeeluuvSee all my reviews

I'm very glad to see this one out on video at last, as the one I had from TV is worn out. I found Sam Waterston's performance to be wonderfully well-rounded. From the calculated Lincoln wit & military management,to his personal powerlessness in the face of on going family tragedy. One of the best depictions of Abraham Lincoln I have seen, & I would be quite happy to see him take another turn at it anytime he gets the chance!

Mary Tyler Moore was marvellous as Mary Todd Lincoln, conveying the extremes of mental illness without going over the top & nullifying her warmth, intelligence, & independence, as other portrayals have!

Imagine my surprise upon renting this again, to find Thomas Gibson (Darhma & Greg) was Sprague. That's part of the fun of watching something not seen for a while, in my opinion; Seeing favorite performances again, & realizing who you'd watched before they were famous!


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