April 14, 1865. As four year of Civil War draw to a close, our country again faces unforgettable tragedy: the assassination of the President. Starring Lance Henriksen as the Great Emancipator and Rob Morrow as assassin John Wilkes Booth, this riveting recreation of The Day Lincoln Was Shot (from Jim Bishop's landmark book) is a thrilling and detailed chronicle of the plot, murder and manhunt that changed America forever. To avenge what he called the Confederacy's "noble cause," Booth conspires with his motley followers, rages and boasts, and aspires to a place in history as a Great Man. The weary Lincoln, longing for a just peace, meets with his Cabinet, steals precious time with his family and dreams - literally - of the death of a President. Minute by minute, killer and victim edge closer to the burst of gunfire at Ford's Theatre that stopped Lincoln's heart - and shattered the country's soul.
The Murder. The Manhunt. The Events That Stunned A Nation.
Did You Know?
Lance Henriksen previously appeared in Close Encounters of the Third Kind for director Steven Spielberg, who directed the 2012 film Lincoln. See more
John Wilkes Booth and his henchmen were at the Surratt tavern discussing their plans to murder President Abraham Lincoln, Vice President Andrew Johnson, and Secretary of State William Seward before the Lincolns left for the carriage. According to some historical sources, the time was 8:45 when Booth and his henchmen were discussing their plans, just 15 minutes after the Lincolns and their guests arrived at Ford's Theater. See more
President Abraham Lincoln
You mean goodnight sir?