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John Adams ()


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Season: 1 Year: 2008

The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.

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  • Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 45 wins & 35 nominations.
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  John Adams (7 episodes, 2008)
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  Abigail Adams (7 episodes, 2008)
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  Benjamin Rush (6 episodes, 2008)
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  Thomas Jefferson (6 episodes, 2008)
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  Nabby Adams / ... (4 episodes, 2008)
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  Thomas Adams (4 episodes, 2008)
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  George Washington (4 episodes, 2008)
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  Colonel William Smith (4 episodes, 2008)
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  Samuel Adams (3 episodes, 2008)
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  John Quincy Adams (3 episodes, 2008)
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  Young John Quincy Adams (3 episodes, 2008)
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  Young Nabby Adams (3 episodes, 2008)
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  Sally Smith Adams (3 episodes, 2008)
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  Charles Adams (3 episodes, 2008)
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  Benjamin Franklin (3 episodes, 2008)
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  Young Charles Adams (3 episodes, 2008)
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  Alexander Hamilton (2 episodes, 2008)
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  John Hancock (2 episodes, 2008)
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  Madame Helvétius (2 episodes, 2008)
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  Robert Treat Paine (2 episodes, 2008)
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  Elbridge Gerry (2 episodes, 2008)
Jules Croiset ...
  Second Dutch Banker (2 episodes, 2008)
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  Dutch Man (2 episodes, 2008)
Lex van Delden ...
  First Dutch Banker (2 episodes, 2008)
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  John Dickinson (2 episodes, 2008)
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  Timothy Pickering (2 episodes, 2008)
Thomas Langston ...
  Young Thomas Adams (2 episodes, 2008)
Timmy Sherrill ...
  Attorney General Charles Lee / ... (2 episodes, 2008)
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  Bostonian Townsperson / ... (2 episodes, 2008)
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  Boston Citizen / ... (2 episodes, 2008)
Tim Seip ...
  Sons of Liberty (2 episodes, 2008)
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  Richard Palmes (1 episode, 2008)
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  Comte de Vergennes (1 episode, 2008)
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  King George III (1 episode, 2008)
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  Captain Preston (1 episode, 2008)
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  Jonathan Sewall (1 episode, 2008)
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  Captain John Tucker (1 episode, 2008)
Caroline Corrie ...
  Louisa Catherine Adams (1 episode, 2008)
Jerome Aarts ...
  Dutch Doctor (1 episode, 2008)
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  John Trumbull (1 episode, 2008)
Cyril Descours ...
  Edmund Charles Genet (1 episode, 2008)
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  Robert Goddard (1 episode, 2008)
Clancy O'Connor ...
  Edward Rutledge (1 episode, 2008)
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  Admiral D'Estaing (1 episode, 2008)
Tom Mannion ...
  Reverend Whitney (1 episode, 2008)
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  Justice Lynde (1 episode, 2008)
Pip Carter ...
  Francis Dana (1 episode, 2008)
Lizan Mitchell ...
  Sally Hemmings (1 episode, 2008)
Dominic Borrelli ...
  Master of Ceremonies (1 episode, 2008)
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  William Maclay (1 episode, 2008)

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Adapted from David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, this lavish seven-part miniseries chronicles the life of Founding Father John Adams, starting with the Boston Massacre of 1770 through his years as an ambassador in Europe, then his terms as vice president and president of the United States, up to his death on July 4, 1826. Written by Jwelch5742

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Also Known As
  • Untitled John Adams Miniseries (United States)
  • John Adams - Freiheit für Amerika (Germany)
  • Джон Адамс (Russia)
  • Džon Adams (Serbia)
  • John Adams - Bagimsizlik ugruna (Turkey, Turkish title)
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  • 71 min
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Trivia History buffs might recall that a British Navy surgeon shortly before 1750 concluded that sailors, by sucking on limes, could reduce the incidence of painful and debilitating scurvy. Concurrent experiments involving sailors taking vinegar or sea water failed. Eighteenth century medicine was unaware that limes contained Vitamin C (a substance not really understood until the 1930s) and also did not fully comprehend scurvy as a nutritional disease, but crews were issued limes in their rations after the field study. British sailors and later British people generally were nicknamed "limeys" shortly afterward. At the film's dock set, around a peck of sucked-on cut limes litter the ground as if discarded by sailors. See more »
Goofs The film shows all troops acquitted for the Boston Massacre, however two men were found guilty of murder because they were found to fire directly into the crowd. John Adams was able to have their charges reduced to manslaughter due to a loophole in British law by proving the men could read. The two solders were punished by branding on their thumbs. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Moviemaking in Virginia: Take 3 (2008). See more »
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Quotes John Hancock: [reluctantly] God save the King.
Samuel Adams: God damn the King!
Benjamin Franklin: [happily] God bless the King. Who else could've brought such a spirit of unity to the Congress?
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