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An American Story (1992)

World War II has ended and many soldiers return to their houses and families. But three of them find themselves with big problems when they arrive at their home village.

Director:

John Gray

Writers:

Lemuel Pitkin (story), Paul Donald Snowe (story) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Johnson ... George Meade
Kathleen Quinlan ... Hope Tyler
Tom Sizemore ... Jesse Meadows
Josef Sommer ... Henry Meade
G.W. Bailey ... Tom Cantrell
Patricia Clarkson ... Barbara Meade
Lisa Blount ... Becky Meadows
David Labiosa ... Juan Medina
John M. Jackson ... Sheriff McMillan
Sean Hennigan Sean Hennigan ... Billy Wheeler
Brad Leland ... Andy Buckley
Titus Welliver ... Jack Austin
Shawn Toovey Shawn Toovey ... Sam Meadows
Miraida Rios Miraida Rios ... Maria Medina
Jerry Haynes ... Dr. Jenkins
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Storyline

World War II has ended and many soldiers return to their houses and families. But three of them find themselves with big problems when they arrive at their home village. Written by Volker Boehm

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A story of honor lost, courage found... and heroes born.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Loosely based on the real "Battle of Athens" in Athens, Tennessee. In 1946 a political party made up of mostly returning GIs from WWII took on a corrupt political machine that ran the county and most of the state. When ballot boxes were stolen and taken to the jail by deputies, gunfire and explosives were used to retrieve them. There were no fatalities, but several injuries on both sides of the conflict. See more »

Connections

Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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An American Story - The Battle of Athens
11 August 2020 | by lobogss1See all my reviews

This is the TRUE story of what happened in Athens, Tennessee in 1946. It's not just a good underdog story, it's about the Constitution Of the United States of America and the Bill of Rights and what it affords us as citizens. These veterans employed their rights to take back the right of the populace and their freedom from the Democrat controlled area and law enforcement. Truly a lesson for all in what our founding fathers had set down to protect us citizens.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: An American Story (#42.1) See more »

Filming Locations:

McKinney, Texas, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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