The chief mercenary for the British East India Company, being double crossed by his former employer, has made his way to the American Colonies. Working to redeem his name, William Reynolds (Andrew Cheney) now hides behind a different mask in hopes of thwarting his former employer. As his past life closes in on him, Will must somehow gain the trust and the help of his beloved Charlotte, a woman he has been lying to, as well as a colonial intellectual by the name of Ben Franklin. All the while he races against time to defuse a plot that could have devastating effect on the birth of a new nation.Written by
The vote to declare independence was taken on July 2, 1776. The text of the Declaration of Independence was approved on July 4, 1776. The only person to sign the document on July 4, 1776 was John Hancock as President of Congress. It was read publicly on July 8, 1776 by city Sheriff John Nixon. See more »
At the film's end, Benjamin Franklin checks his pocket watch and its second hand is incrementing in the manner of an electronic quartz movement rather than the smooth manual movement of those times. The quartz watch movement was still 200 years away from invention. See more »
I went in to see this almost completely blind, as is my habit with movies. I am a liberal atheist, so imagine my apprehension when I saw commercials for Focus on the Family, Homeschooling, and Libertarian Home Study programs! I was sure I'd walked into a preachy bit of tedium.
My worries were completely allayed by the movie, however, which was an enjoyable story which cared more about pacing and world-building than it did proselyting. A story of essentially a hired secret agent who wishes to escape a world of death and destruction for something more peaceful around the beginning of the American Revolutionary War, it's more Assassin's Creed than it is what you might think when you picture a Christian indie. Indeed, God is dwelt on so infrequently that I'd imagine in real life at this time God was mentioned more often.
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