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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 ... Himself - 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 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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Unrated | See all certifications »

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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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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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The film is narrated by Tom Hanks, who is descended from the family of Abraham Lincoln's mother, Nancy Hanks. See more »

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At one point Booth is whistling the minstrel show song "Kingdom Come, or Year of Jubilo," but the DVD subtitles misidentify the tune as "Dixie." 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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Referenced in Killing Lincoln: Behind the Scenes (2013) See more »

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Qualified story telling about the most known American crime
8 March 2014 | by OJTSee all my reviews

Unike the highly acclaimed, and deservedly so, Spielberg film "Lincoln", this film goes behind the assassin John Wilkes Booth and his wish not only to kill the president, but also to overthrow the American government. The story behind the shot at Ford's Theater which killed Abraham Lincokn on April 14th 1865.

The story is a docudrama, narrated by Tom Hanks, telling about the attempts to kill Lincoln from right months before, until they managed to do so. Interesting film, made for National a geographic Channel, especially for use to historically accuracy and for educational use, based on the best selling book with the same name by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. The film is made as accurate as possible, and that down to where people stood on photos, and it is made as a hybrid movie, which jumps out and in of the story, while also using time to dwell in photos and Tom Hanks as the story teller. Hanks is a descendant of Lincoln, hence Nancy Hanks actually was the name of Abraham Lincoln's mother.

Not only Lincoln was killed on this night, but it was a conspiracy not unlike a coup d'Etat, when Booth run up on the stage seconds after the killing shouting "Sic semper tyrannis" from the stage afterwards. (So dies a tyrant.) After that starts the biggest man hunt in American history as well.

Well worth a watch, and great stuff for usage for educational use, but also compelling watch off others who wants an accurate history telling.


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