John Adams (2008)
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Unnecessary War 

After Adams becomes President continues Washington's policy of neutrality between England and France despite opposition inside his own cabinet.

Director:

Tom Hooper

Writers:

Kirk Ellis, David McCullough (book)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Paul Giamatti ... John Adams
Laura Linney ... Abigail Adams
Stephen Dillane ... Thomas Jefferson
Rufus Sewell ... Alexander Hamilton
Sarah Polley ... Nabby Adams
John Dossett ... Benjamin Rush
Samuel Barnett ... Thomas Adams
Kevin Trainor ... Charles Adams
Mamie Gummer ... Sally Smith Adams
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Curran ... White House Construction Foreman
Lucas N. Hall ... Continental Army Officer
Charisse Matthews ... White House Servant
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Storyline

Following the peace treaty with England President Adams struggles to avoid war with France despite pressure from his Federalist cabinet and French provocation. John finds the price of peace to his career and the price of his long career of public service to his family is indeed high. Written by David Foss

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

13 April 2008 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

In 2006, Giamatti played the subordinate Police Inspector Uhl to Rufus Sewell's Crown Prince Leopold in "The Illusionist". In this film, Sewell plays the subordinate military officer Alexander Hamilton to Giamatti's President John Adams. In both films, the superior is frustrated by the stubborn behavior of the subordinate. See more »

Goofs

In some scenes showing the White House under construction, modern 2x4's (planed and with radiused edges) can be seen. See more »

Quotes

Alexander Hamilton: A national army binds the country much as a national bank does.
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Connections

Version of The Adams Chronicles (1976) See more »

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Hail Columbia
Written by Joseph Hopkinson and Philip Phile
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