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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

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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Storyline

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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Drama | History | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

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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Production Co:

Turner Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

For the POWs the casting director hired Army recruits in basic training from Fort Benning to be extras and to do the marching scenes. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Wirz: *Tunnels*... are useless!
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Without bias.
7 March 2001 | by Gettysburg2000goSee all my reviews

As a practicing Civil War re-enactor, I have found myself drawn into viewing this movie several times. I considered the movie to be the result of a very thorough and extensive research done by its creators. Everything was completely in accordance with what we in the re-enacting community call "of the period". I am speaking of authenticity. I have studied the true-life accounts left to us in the words of both Union and Confederate soldiers found in exerpts from the pages of their personal diaries, and in so doing, I have been able to combine this newly acquired knowledge with other experiences and studies related to this time period in our nation's history. After doing this, I was then able to formulate unbiased opinions about the movie.

We have to remember that the people of the middle nineteenth century were men and women just like us. There was nothing "mysterious" about their ways, their words, their fears and all their other emotions. I felt that these natural human reactions and outlooks were well portrayed by the actors of the movie, "Andersonville".


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