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Inherit the Wind (1999)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 29 May 1999
Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.

Director:

Daniel Petrie (as Daniel Petrie Sr.)

Writers:

Jerome Lawrence (play), Robert E. Lee (play) | 2 more credits »
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Lemmon ... Henry Drummond
George C. Scott ... Matthew Harrison Brady
Lane Smith ... Reverend Jeremiah Brown
Tom Everett Scott ... Bertram Cates
Kathryn Morris ... Rachel Brown
John Cullum ... Judge Merle Coffey
Brad Greenquist ... Tom Davenport
David Wells ... Mayor Carter
Peter Mackenzie ... Jesse Dunlap
Dennis Cockrum ... Meeker
Steve Monroe ... Howard
Jim Meskimen ... Sauber
Royce D. Applegate ... George Sillers
Amzie Strickland Amzie Strickland ... Mrs. Krebs
Ronnie Claire Edwards ... Mrs. Haley
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This is another re-enactment of the play about the trial in 1925 of a school teacher who dared to teach Darwinian theory in his classroom. He did this as a consequence of one of his student's request to know... The student was a lad named 'Stebbins', and the trial (dubbed the 'Monkey Trial') pitted the great attorney of the day, Clarence Darrow, against the often running presidential candidate, and famous orator, William Jennings Bryan. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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The Landmark Trial That Forever Changed A Nation.

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Drama

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Rated PG for language and thematic material | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ereditare il vento See more »

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Dolby

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Color
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According to Piper Laurie, both Jack Lemmon and George C. Scott were in poor health during filming. However, she claimed that while Lemmon frequently forgot his lines, Scott despite being very weak and tired never forgot his. See more »

Quotes

Henry Drummond: He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind and the fool shall be servant to the wise in heart.
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Version of Inherit the Wind (1960) See more »

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Brilliant and would remain a classic
9 December 2002 | by k_syndicateSee all my reviews

OK. I use classic as an adjective when I have good reason to believe it would stand the test of time. This one would.

Lemmon and Scott clash again after 12 Angry Men. The movie is very relevant and a must see for school kids.

Essentailly the part played by Scott as the theologian is much tougher to play and how he makes a complete fool of himself toward the end of the movie is very convincing. Despite the obvious mistakes he (the chracter) makes, you cannot help but feel sorry for the chracter.

See it without commercial breaks (DVD?)!


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