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The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, History | TV Movie 12 April 1998
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

John Gray

Writers:

Jim Bishop (book), Tim Metcalfe (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Morrow ... John Wilkes Booth
Lance Henriksen ... President Abraham Lincoln
Donna Murphy ... Mary Todd Lincoln
Jean Louisa Kelly ... Lucy Hale
Wil Wheaton ... Robert Todd Lincoln
Titus Welliver ... Lewis Thornton Paine
Jaimz Woolvett ... David E. Herold
Jeremy Sisto ... Frederick Seward
Kirk B.R. Woller ... George A. Atzerodt (as Kirk B. R. Woller)
John Pleshette ... Secretary of State William Henry Seward
Gregory Itzin ... Mr. Crook
Adam Lamberg ... Thomas 'Tad' Lincoln
John Ashton ... Gen. Ulysses Simpson Grant
Eddie Jones ... Secretary of War Edwin McMasters Stanton
Nancy Robinette Nancy Robinette ... Mary E. Surratt
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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. Written by Anonymous

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The Murder. The Manhunt. The Events That Stunned A Nation.


Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atentat na Linkolna See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

During his eleven days as a fugitive, Booth shaved off his mustache in the vain hope of making himself less recognizable. See more »

Quotes

John Wilkes Booth: What we are talking about is property, slaves are property, valuable, well taken care of. Uhh, gentlemen treats his slaves the way he would his finest tools, with care and concern. It's in his own best interest to do so. Now this... dictator, declares they are free. What happens now? What *happens* to these free men? Free to what? Free to go where? What what what are they trained for? It's insanity. I mean does this man truly believe that he can obliterate a way of life that is centuries old?
John Surratt: ...
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Connections

Remake of Ford Star Jubilee: The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1956) See more »

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Most Authentic To Date
18 April 1999 | by histornSee all my reviews

TNT's The Day Lincoln Was Shot has to be the most accurate and well devised movie of the genre to date. Much care has been taken with authenticity (with a few minor glitches here and there) in an attempt to determine what actually happened, how it happened and why. Solid acting talent, an eye for detail and a well devised script have made once again a docu-drama that stands the test both historically and as solid, fast-moving entertainment. Turner has done it again. Bravo!


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