In 1776, less than six months after the Declaraton of Independence, the Continental Army, under the command of General George Washington, was on the brink of utter defeat. Low on men, cannons and supplies, Washington decides to risk everything on one last desperately daring attack on the town of Trenton where over 1000 of the feared Hessian mercenaries are garrisoned. However to do that, the army must cross the Delaware to a seemingly hopeless battle that would turn out to be more successful than Washington ever dreamed of.
Kenneth Chisholm <email@example.com>
Washington needed a victory, they got a miracle.
Did You Know?
The friction between General Washington and General Gates portrayed in the film was very real. In fact, Gates was allegedly involved in a conspiracy known as The Conway Cabal, a plot to oust George Washington as Commander-in-Chief in 1778 and replace him with himself. Gates' name surfaced again in the Newburgh Conspiracy, another plot to oust Washington in 1783. See more
During the attack, when a cannon has been fired, in the next scene, at the bottom-left of the screen, an air ramp can be seen shooting one of the Hessians into the air. See more
Gen. Horatio Gates
Those big Durham boats of yours make damn good targets. Even a Yankee gunner couldn't miss them.