John Adams (2008)
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Peacefield 

While in retirement in Peacefield, Adams looks back at his public life with some regrets and has to deal with tragedy in his personal life.

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
Stephen Dillane ... Thomas Jefferson
Sarah Polley ... Nabby Adams
John Dossett ... Benjamin Rush
Ebon Moss-Bachrach ... John Quincy Adams
Samuel Barnett ... Thomas Adams
Andrew Scott ... Colonel William Smith
Mamie Gummer ... Sally Smith Adams
Caroline Corrie Caroline Corrie ... Louisa Catherine Adams
Buzz Bovshow ... John Trumbull
Tom Mannion Tom Mannion ... Reverend Whitney
Lizan Mitchell Lizan Mitchell ... Sally Hemmings
Ken Peebles Ken Peebles ... Monticello Servant
Andy Prosky ... Monticello Doctor
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Storyline

In retirement John Adams laments the perils of a long life; loss of loved ones and growing irrelevance. But out of tragedy John rekindles his broken friendship with Thomas Jefferson and lives to discuss John Quincy's ambitious presidential agenda with him. Written by David Foss

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Trivia

The line "For God's sake, John. Sit down." is in reference to the 1969 musical "1776" . See more »

Goofs

John Adams looks at the famous painting of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and says that everyone in the painting is dead except for Thomas Jefferson and himself. But Charles Carroll, who is pictured, was a signer from Maryland who died in 1832, living 6 years longer than Adams. See more »

Quotes

John Adams: Old age is dark and loveless.
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Connections

Version of The Adams Chronicles (1976) See more »

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Written by Rob Lane
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2008 (USA) See more »

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