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Liberty! The American Revolution 

Six-hour documentary on the American Revolution, from the passage of the Stamp Act (1765) through the ratification of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights (1789). In addition ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Jane Adams ...  Sara Scott 6 episodes, 1997
Peter Donaldson Peter Donaldson ...  John Adams 6 episodes, 1997
Colm Feore ...  Alexander Hamilton 6 episodes, 1997
Victor Garber ...  John Dickinson 6 episodes, 1997
Anthony Heald ...  Philip Vickers Fithian 6 episodes, 1997
Edward Herrmann ...  Narrator 6 episodes, 1997
Alex Jennings ...  King George III 6 episodes, 1997
Mel Johnson Jr. ...  Jehu Grant 6 episodes, 1997
Stephen Lang ...  George Washington 6 episodes, 1997
Terrence Mann ...  General John Burgoyne 6 episodes, 1997
Jefferson Mays ...  James Madison 6 episodes, 1997
Donna Murphy ...  Abigail Adams 6 episodes, 1997
Remak Ramsay Remak Ramsay ...  Thomas Hutchinson 6 episodes, 1997
Forrest Sawyer ...  Himself - Host 6 episodes, 1997
Jake Weber ...  Virginia Officer / ... 6 episodes, 1997
Paxton Whitehead ...  Horace Walpole 6 episodes, 1997
Isiah Whitlock Jr. ...  Luke-Slave 6 episodes, 1997
Philip Bosco ...  Benjamin Franklin 5 episodes, 1997
James Naughton ...  Patrick Henry 5 episodes, 1997
Roger Rees ...  Thomas Paine 5 episodes, 1997
Campbell Scott ...  Thomas Jefferson 5 episodes, 1997
Jamison Selby Jamison Selby ...  Southern Patriot 5 episodes, 1997
Joris Stuyck Joris Stuyck ...  Johann Ewald 5 episodes, 1997
JD Cullum ...  Nicholas Cresswell 4 episodes, 1997
Daniel Gerroll ...  General Charles Cornwallis 4 episodes, 1997
Philip Seymour Hoffman ...  Joseph Plumb Martin 4 episodes, 1997
Byron Jennings ...  John Hancock 4 episodes, 1997
Simon Jones ...  Ambrose Serle 4 episodes, 1997
Neil Maffin ...  Anti-Federalist / ... 4 episodes, 1997
Roberta Maxwell ...  Mercy Otis Warren 4 episodes, 1997
Francie Swift ...  Baroness von Riedesel 4 episodes, 1997
Stephen Temperley Stephen Temperley ...  Hector de Crevecoeur 4 episodes, 1997
Steve Zahn ...  American Sergeant 4 episodes, 1997
Mark Letheren Mark Letheren ...  British Soldier 3 episodes, 1997
Kali Rocha ...  Eliza Wilkinson 3 episodes, 1997
Douglas Weston Douglas Weston ...  Sir George Collier 3 episodes, 1997
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Six-hour documentary on the American Revolution, from the passage of the Stamp Act (1765) through the ratification of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights (1789). In addition to narration and interviews with historians, the series uses re-enactments of military engagements and excerpts from letters, diaries and other documents of the period, spoken by actors. Written by RK

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USA

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English

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23 November 1997 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Surrender the Sword (for Violin and Strings)
Music by Mark O'Connor
Produced by Mark O'Connor
Performed by Mark O'Connor (violin) and The Nashville Symphony -
Kenneth Schermerhorn (conductor)
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Fairly balanced view of the Revolution
12 June 2005 | by intj1973-1See all my reviews

This documentary features actors speaking the words of long-dead people, from Abigail Adams to King George III to Hessian mercenaries. The result is a multi-faceted view of the American Revolution. I use part of this program to teach the Revolution in my college courses for this reason. Since this is a U.S. production, the bias is pro-Revolution. I do not mind this, since my side won that war. I appreciate, however, the honest discussion of the key contradiction of the Revolution--the maintenance of slavery as part of the struggle for independence. Our founders were people, not demigods.

I will correct another commenter on this website. King George III actually spoke flawless English, as the actor who portrays him does. The monarch's great-grandfather (George I) spoke German. George II, grandfather of George III, spoke English as a second language. George III, however, took pride in speaking excellent English.


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