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 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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Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

"The Liberty Song" sung by the French, Franklin and Adams, was written by John Dickinson. See more »

Goofs

In Episode 3, a camera is reflected in the carriage window glass during a close-up of young John Quincy Adams just before his departure for Russia. Even the lettering (reversed in the reflection but readable) of the camera's make and model are clearly visible: ARRIFLEX 35. See more »

Quotes

John Adams: [Referring to Quincy] I shall rely on your judgment as to a proper school for him.
Benjamin Franklin: Why, all of Paris is school, Master Adams, the young man need only avail himself of the lessons.
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Soundtracks

Quintet No. 9 for Guitar and Strings in C, G.453 - La Ritirata Di Madrid
Traditional
Written by Luigi Boccherini
Performed by The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (as Academy of St. Martin In the Fields Chamber Ensemble) & Pepe Romero
Courtesy of Decca Music Group LTD. (GB)
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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