John Adams (2008)
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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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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 April 2008 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

In real life, Adams and Jefferson had resumed their friendship through correspondence while Abigail was still alive. See more »

Goofs

'Nabby' Adams was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1811 not 1803 as shown in the series and underwent a mastectomy in 1812. She died in 1814 from the rapidly spreading cancer. See more »

Quotes

John Adams: Old age is dark and loveless.
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Connections

Version of John Adams: Unnecessary War (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Yankee Doodle Dandy
Written by George M. Cohan
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