John Adams (2008)
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Don't Tread on Me 

John and John Quincy sail to France to join Benjamin Franklin as part of the American mission but Adams' blunt style is ill-suited to diplomacy.

Director:

Tom Hooper

Writers:

Kirk Ellis, David McCullough (book)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Giamatti ... John Adams
Laura Linney ... Abigail Adams
Danny Huston ... Samuel Adams
John Dossett ... Benjamin Rush
Jean-Hugues Anglade ... Comte de Vergennes
Judith Magre ... Madame Helvétius
Steven Hinkle ... Young John Quincy Adams
Madeline Taylor ... Young Nabby Adams
Neal Huff ... Captain John Tucker
Tom Wilkinson ... Benjamin Franklin
Jerome Aarts Jerome Aarts ... Dutch Doctor
Jean Brassard ... Admiral D'Estaing
Pip Carter ... Francis Dana
Jules Croiset Jules Croiset ... Second Dutch Banker
Michael Hall D'Addario ... Young Charles Adams (as Michael D'Addario)
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Storyline

Over the emotional objections of Abigail, John Adam and his son endure turbulent seas and an encounter with the British Navy to join Ben Franklin on a diplomatic mission to Paris. But Ben cannot restrain John's abrasive personality which is even less well suited to Paris than Philadelphia. Written by David Foss

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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The episode won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie and Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special. See more »

Goofs

Thomas Jefferson is seen with John Adam and his wife witnessing the first manned hot air balloon flight on November 21, 1783, in Paris, France, but Jefferson was in America at the time and did not arrive in Paris for the first time until 1784. In fact his entire presence there with John Adams prior to 1784 is fictitious. See more »

Quotes

Benjamin Franklin: [Angrily to Adams] What are you thinking of? A good diplomat, Mr. Adams, observes much, acts little, and speaks softly!
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Written by Rob Lane
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Dutch

Release Date:

23 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

HBO Films, Playtone See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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