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Andersonville 

The story of the most notorious Confederate prisoner of war camp in the American Civil War.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Sort of Civil War version of "Schindler's List" looks at the atrocities that occurred in the 1864 prisoner-of-war camp run by the Confederacy in Georgia. The prison originally planned to house 8000, eventually swelled to 33,000 which left little shelter, food or water for the prisoners and unclean conditions. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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English

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3 March 1996 (USA) See more »

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Andersonville See more »

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Wilmington, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Turner Pictures (I) See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Casting director Marsha Kleinman died during production. See more »

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Sgt. McSpadden: And what do you call this little piece of heaven?
Capt. Wirz: This? This is Andersonville.
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One of the best Civil War films Ever
25 November 2002 | by Tilla-2See all my reviews

As a Civil War buff, this is one of my favorite films.

If you enjoy romantic war stories, don't rent this. There are no romantic plot lines or even women in the movie. The closest thing to a romantic plot line would be when Martin speaks of his wife and asks Josiah to send her his wedding ring.

If you enjoy war films that are not cluttered with cliche romantic plots and are more like buddy films this one is for you. The acting is amazing, and the story if fresh look at a little known part of Civil War history.

The only problem with the film is time spent watching the men weaken and starve. Those scenes could have been cut a bit, but overall they are needed in order to feel the despair of the men.

The story and characters are completely enthralling and I recommend this film to everyone. Just be prepared to cry.


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