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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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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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Based on the New York Times Bestseller See more »


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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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1.78 : 1
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This film's closing credits dedication reads: "In Memory of Tony Scott." 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 »

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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 Uncovering the Truth: Killing Lincoln (2013) See more »

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Fairly Forgettable TV Docu-Drama Based on a Book Co-authored by Bill O'Reilly
1 August 2013 | by doug_park2001See all my reviews

KILLING LINCOLN may be worth seeing for anyone with an interest in the basic subject matter, but, aside from a few disputed factoids and other interesting tidbits, one is not likely to learn much or see any really new perspective here. The more interesting stuff--earlier plots to kill Lincoln, etc--is not covered in much detail, and the events leading up to the assassination are not synchronized terribly well. The combination of drama and documentary doesn't work too well either, with Tom Hanks constantly interrupting the forward motion of the film. Some of the supporting actors--e.g., whoever it was that played the young naval officer--play their roles very well; unfortunately, same cannot be said for most of the major actors here. Booth, played by Jesse Johnson, is portrayed as an annoyingly histrionic phony in love with the sound of his own voice. From what I understand, that's kind of how the real JWB was, but it would have helped if less time had been devoted to that twit and more to his co-conspirators, who we are told little or nothing about.

There's just something very contrived about the whole thing. . .


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