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Killing Lincoln (2013)

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Based on The New York Times best-selling novel, Killing Lincoln is the suspenseful, eye-opening story of the events surrounding the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

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Adrian Moat

Writers:

Erik Jendresen, Bill O'Reilly (based on the book by) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Self - Narrator
Regen Wilson ... Peter Taltavul
Billy Campbell ... Abraham Lincoln
Jesse Johnson ... John Wilkes Booth
Geraldine Hughes ... Mary Todd Lincoln
Graham Beckel ... Edwin Stanton
Shawn Pyfrom ... Private John W. Nichols
Greg Cooper Greg Cooper ... Alexander Gardner
Andrew Collie Andrew Collie ... James McCollom
Jeremy Ambler ... George Robinson
Joe Inscoe ... Doctor May
Benjamin Perkinson Benjamin Perkinson ... Tad Lincoln (as Ben Perkinson)
Logan Bennett Logan Bennett ... John McCullough
Geoffrey Culbertson Geoffrey Culbertson ... Honor Guard Soldier
Leiv Clegg Leiv Clegg ... Proud Slave
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Based on The New York Times best-selling novel, Killing Lincoln is the suspenseful, eye-opening story of the events surrounding the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

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Narrated by Tom Hanks See more »


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Unrated | See all certifications »

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In this film Billy Campbell played Abraham Lincoln. In Gods and Generals (2003), he played Gen. George Pickett. See more »

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When the photograph is being taken of Booth's autopsy, narrator Tom Hanks refers to Secretary of War Stanton as "Secretary of State Stanton." See more »

Quotes

Abraham Lincoln: The doors to the white house stand open, to one and all, day and night. My life is within reach of anyone, sane or mad. By the hand of a murder I can die but once, but to go continually in fear, well that is to die over and over... and over again.
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References Rashomon (1950) See more »

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Enthralling portrayal of Lincoln's assassination
3 January 2015 | by katherinwootoncc16See all my reviews

Killing Lincoln educates its audience with the history of Lincoln's assassination without exaggerating or dramatizing any aspects of the tragedy. Tom Hanks narrates the film, which tended to make it a bit boring at times, but it was also necessary to inform the viewer with as much history as possible. The movie also introduced some details of the situation that I wasn't familiar with beforehand. For instance, when I think of John Wilkes Booth, I immediately associate him with Lincoln's death. However, the movie revolves around Booth and his acting career, which gave me a better idea of Booth's identity. I was also interested by the scene where Lincoln told the freed slave, "You are a free citizen; kneel to no one but God." It showed Lincoln's true character and emphasized his humility. Although historical dramas don't usually interest me, I enjoyed watching Killing Lincoln.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln See more »

Filming Locations:

Petersburg, Virginia, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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