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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Complete series cast summary:
...  William H. Seward 2 episodes, 1988
...  Kate Chase 2 episodes, 1988
Tom Brennan ...  Sen. Charles Sumner 2 episodes, 1988
Gregory Cooke ...  Robert Lincoln 2 episodes, 1988
...  Johnny Hay 2 episodes, 1988
...  Elizabeth Keckley 2 episodes, 1988
...  Congressman Elihu Washburne 2 episodes, 1988
...  William Herndon 2 episodes, 1988
Jon DeVries ...  Secretary of War Edwin Stanton 2 episodes, 1988
George Ede ...  Edward McManus 2 episodes, 1988
...  Stephen Douglas 2 episodes, 1988
...  Gen. Ulysses S. Grant 2 episodes, 1988
...  William Sprague 2 episodes, 1988
...  Col. Elmer Ellsworth 2 episodes, 1988
...  Gen. George McClellan 2 episodes, 1988
...  Frederick Douglass 2 episodes, 1988
...  Salmon P. Chase 2 episodes, 1988
Patrick Rowe ...  Ward Hill Lamon 2 episodes, 1988
...  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
...  Henry 2 episodes, 1988
Coby Batty ...  Earle 2 episodes, 1988
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 ...  Stewart 2 episodes, 1988
Rick Hite ...  Speaker Hickman 2 episodes, 1988
J. Michael Hunter ...  Office Seeker #1 2 episodes, 1988
Karen Hutcheson ...  Julia Grant 2 episodes, 1988
...  Editor Forney 2 episodes, 1988
Philip Hyland ...  Young Soldier 2 episodes, 1988
Helen Jervey ...  Mrs. Laury 2 episodes, 1988
Marion Johnson ...  Blair 2 episodes, 1988
Lee Lively ...  General Wood 2 episodes, 1988
Jim Lowell ...  Southern Congressman #2 2 episodes, 1988
...  Southern Congressman #1 2 episodes, 1988
John Mingus ...  Governor Curtin 2 episodes, 1988
...  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 ...  Sickles 2 episodes, 1988
Michael Schauer ...  Barkeep 2 episodes, 1988
Bob Schindler ...  Sergeant 2 episodes, 1988
Troy Sweeney ...  Tad Lincoln 2 episodes, 1988
Richard Travis ...  Nicolay 2 episodes, 1988
Rick Warner ...  Staff Colonel 2 episodes, 1988
Paul Welch ...  Willie Lincoln 2 episodes, 1988
Phil Whiteay ...  Glove Salesman 2 episodes, 1988
Tom Width ...  Surgeon 2 episodes, 1988
...  Mary Todd Lincoln 2 episodes, 1988
...  Abraham Lincoln 2 episodes, 1988
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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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Don't go to the theatre,stay home and watch this
28 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

I must disagree strongly with the correspondant who describes this film as garbage. I believe the production team, the writer and the efforts of Waterston and Tyler Moore have brilliantly captured Vidals characterisation of Honest Abe, both as politician and as a family man. Vidals GENIUS is the bi-play between Lincoln and Seward and Lincoln and Chase but in a three hour film it would be quite impossible to portray these intense rivalries and do any justice at all to the quality of the book. Many characters from the book are missing and there is no play at all of the assassination plotters that threads through the book. Nevertheless the Lincoln that has been lifted from the page makes for a most enjoyable film and well worth a viewing


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