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Andersonville (1996)

The story of the most notorious Confederate prisoner of war camp in the American Civil War.

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John Frankenheimer
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jarrod Emick Jarrod Emick ... Josiah Day
Frederic Forrest ... Sgt. McSpadden
Ted Marcoux Ted Marcoux ... Martin Blackburn
Carmen Argenziano ... Hopkins
Jayce Bartok ... Billy
Frederick Coffin ... Collins
Cliff De Young ... Sgt. John Gleason
Denis Forest ... Mad Matthew
Justin Henry ... Tyce
Tony Higgins Tony Higgins ... Tucker
Kris Kamm ... 2nd Wisconsin Soldier
Andrew Kavovit ... Tobias
Olek Krupa ... Olek Wisnovsky
William H. Macy ... Col. Chandler
Matt McGrath ... Ethan
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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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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

3 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apodrasi ap' tin Kolasi See more »

Filming Locations:

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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Ted Turner originally wanted Ron Maxwell to direct the miniseries following the success of Maxwell and Turner's film "Gettysburg". Maxwell politely declined citing that (at the time) he was no longer interested in doing Civil War films. Turner then went to John Frankenheimer. See more »

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Capt. Wirz: *Tunnels*... are useless!
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Perhaps the best of the TNT films.
8 December 1999 | by yenloSee all my reviews

Generally these TNT original productions are nothing what one could call spectacular. This film from John Frankenheimer however is one of the better ones. A tale of imprisonment and survival inside the notorious Confederate POW camp known as Andersonville. Civil War historians would probably with certainty find various historical inaccuracies but it is worth viewing although a tad on the long side. Good performances from many of the cast but it seems Frederick Coffin and William Sanderson do the best job as two of the ring leaders of the camps vicious "Raiders" gang. A must see for any Civil War fan.


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