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The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams (2005)

Strike the Tent (original title)
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The true love story of the conflict between Captain Robert Adams' dedication to the south, and his love for Eveline McCord, his beloved from the north. Produced, written, and directed by the descendants of Robert and Eveline, this American Civil War tale is an explosive, richly detailed saga of fierce combat, honor and the will to risk all that's precious for love or country.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Robert Adams
... Eveline McCord Adams
... Benjamin Young
... Sylvia McCord
... Grandmother Adams
... Nelson McCord
... David McCord
Weston Adams ... Grandfather Adams
Bob Dorian ... Gov. James H. Adams
Edwin McCain ... Belcher
Elizabeth Nelson Adams ... Madame Bonneau
... John Boone (as Mick Walker)
LaChanda Alexander ... Elizabeth
Tessa Belongia ... Little Evie
Anna Linn ... Little Evie
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Based on a true story: This is a journey through the psyche of a Southern Captain in the waning days of the American Civil War. In an emotionally charged performance, Julian Adams portrays his great-great grandfather Robert Adams, a strong willed southern Captain, who used his guns and his heart of fire to rally his men to fight for their lands. Filled with passion, blood and tragedy, this movie is the tumultuous true story of a man divided by love for country and for Eveline McCord, his beloved girl from the north. Produced and written by the descendents of Robert and Eveline, this is an explosive, richly detailed saga of fierce combat, honor, and the will to risk all that's precious for love or country.

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A True Story...of one True Love...divided by a brutal Civil War. See more »


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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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The music book being used by older Eveline (Tippi Hedren) at the opening of the movie was an actual music book owned and used by Eveline McCord Adams (Gwendolyn Edwards). See more »

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Eveline's hair should not have been down in a short braid with a colored hair-band at the end. Women of that time typically had their hair twisted up at the nape of their neck and, also, were very conscious that the piece (snood or similar) that is holding up their hair is of the same color as their hair. See more »

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To the memory of: Charles St. George Sinkler Adams See more »

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A Cold Wind
Music by Atli Örvarsson
Lyrics by Julian Adams and Atli Örvarsson
Performed by Atli Örvarsson and Þórhildur Örvarsdóttir
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Great Great Grandpa's story
13 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

The Last Confederate is a film conceived and brought to the screen by its star Robert Adams. Apparently with considerable help from the South Carolina Film Commission and state government. It certainly presents the Confederate cause in the best possible light, something of particular interest to South Carolina since it was those folks who were the first to secede and get the drums beating out a fast tempo.

After saying that it's also a good romantic film showing the love of star Adams's great great grandfather Julian Adams and his Yankee sweetheart from Pennsylvania played by Gwendolyn Edwards. With flashbacks to the Ante Bellum period we see Adams in the last days of the war knowing full well the cause was lost, but as he says it they're now fighting for a way of life. Of course the question of slavery is kind of glossed over as you would expect.

As romance however the film is first rate. After being taken prisoner and spending time in Elmira, the Union's Andersonville Adams and two friends escape and go to Pennsylvania because that's not what his captors would think he would do and because Edwards has fled there to be with her grandfather, an aged Mickey Rooney. Rooney his scenes mostly in bed delivers a fine performance, a man you can watch live almost his entire almost century life on the big and small screen.

The romance has some real poignancy to it. The film was shot on a lot of actual locations for the story. As history many will find it suspect.


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