After arriving in Washington in 1861 after his election, Abraham Lincoln struggles with personal and political problems during his Presidency.
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1988  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 William H. Seward 2 episodes, 1988
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 Kate Chase 2 episodes, 1988
Tom Brennan ...
 Sen. Charles Sumner 2 episodes, 1988
Gregory Cooke ...
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 Johnny Hay 2 episodes, 1988
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 Elizabeth Keckley 2 episodes, 1988
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 William Herndon 2 episodes, 1988
Jon DeVries ...
 Secretary of War Edwin Stanton 2 episodes, 1988
George Ede ...
 Edward McManus 2 episodes, 1988
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 Stephen Douglas 2 episodes, 1988
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 William Sprague 2 episodes, 1988
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 Gen. George McClellan 2 episodes, 1988
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 Frederick Douglass 2 episodes, 1988
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 Salmon P. Chase 2 episodes, 1988
Patrick Rowe ...
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 Gen. Winfield Scott 2 episodes, 1988
James Anklam ...
 Telegraph Operator #1 2 episodes, 1988
Bev Appleton ...
 Office Seeker #2 2 episodes, 1988
Joe Ayres ...
 Singing Soldier 2 episodes, 1988
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Coby Batty ...
Charles Thomas Baxter ...
 Staff Captain 2 episodes, 1988
Joshua Billings ...
 Assistant Manager 2 episodes, 1988
Roy Butler ...
 Southern Congressman #3 2 episodes, 1988
Dick Cheatham ...
 Staff Officer 2 episodes, 1988
Bill Chorney ...
 Allan Pinkerton 2 episodes, 1988
Ray Collins ...
 Office Seeker #5 2 episodes, 1988
Ritchie Copenhaver ...
 Captain Holmes 2 episodes, 1988
Del Driver ...
 Thompson 2 episodes, 1988
Glenn Faigen ...
 John Wilkes Booth 2 episodes, 1988
Bill Falkenstein ...
 Plenipotentiary 2 episodes, 1988
Kevin Grantz ...
 Office Seeker #3 2 episodes, 1988
Fay Greenbaum ...
 Mrs. Ord 2 episodes, 1988
Dick Harrington ...
Rick Hite ...
 Speaker Hickman 2 episodes, 1988
J. Michael Hunter ...
Karen Hutcheson ...
 Julia Grant 2 episodes, 1988
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 Editor Forney 2 episodes, 1988
Philip Hyland ...
 Young Soldier 2 episodes, 1988
Helen Jervey ...
 Mrs. Laury 2 episodes, 1988
Marion Johnson ...
Lee Lively ...
 General Wood 2 episodes, 1988
Jim Lowell ...
 Southern Congressman #2 2 episodes, 1988
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 Southern Congressman #1 2 episodes, 1988
John Mingus ...
 Governor Curtin 2 episodes, 1988
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 Hotel Clerk 2 episodes, 1988
Patrick Coe McCluskey ...
 Willie Perham 2 episodes, 1988
R. Max Ramsey ...
 Manservant 2 episodes, 1988
Adrian Rieder ...
 Fred Grant 2 episodes, 1988
Stephen Rudlin ...
 Telegraph Operator #2 2 episodes, 1988
Alan Sader ...
Michael Schauer ...
Bob Schindler ...
 Sergeant 2 episodes, 1988
Troy Sweeney ...
 Tad Lincoln 2 episodes, 1988
Richard Travis ...
Rick Warner ...
 Staff Colonel 2 episodes, 1988
Paul Welch ...
 Willie Lincoln 2 episodes, 1988
Phil Whiteay ...
 Glove Salesman 2 episodes, 1988
Tom Width ...
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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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Drama | History | War

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27 March 1988 (USA)  »

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Gore Vidal's Lincoln  »

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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

Congressman Elihu Washburne: There is talk of you running for President.
Gen. Ulysses S. Grant: Don't want the job. Tell the President he has nothing to fear from me.
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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 See 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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