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TURN: Washington's Spies 

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This drama follows Long Island farmer Abe Woodhull, who bands together a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America's fight ... See full summary »
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2017   2016   2015   2014  
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...  Abraham Woodhull 40 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Ben Tallmadge 40 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Caleb Brewster / ... 40 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Mary Woodhull 40 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Anna Strong 40 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Judge Richard Woodhull 40 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Lt. John Simcoe / ... 40 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Major Hewlett 36 episodes, 2014-2017
...  General George Washington 33 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Robert Rogers 31 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Major John Andre 30 episodes, 2014-2016
...  Peggy Shippen / ... 30 episodes, 2015-2017
...  Benedict Arnold / ... 30 episodes, 2015-2017
...  Robert Townsend 24 episodes, 2015-2017
...  Abigail 20 episodes, 2014-2017
Aaron Angus ...  Dragoon / ... 18 episodes, 2015-2017
...  Jordan / ... 17 episodes, 2014-2017
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This drama follows Long Island farmer Abe Woodhull, who bands together a group of childhood friends to form The Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America's fight for independence. Written by AMC

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Pledge defiance. (Season 3) See more »

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Drama | History | War

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6 April 2014 (USA)  »

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Benedict Arnold, while the son of an alcoholic, was also raised in a wealthy household and became a very successful businessman in his own right starting with an apothecary shop. He only changed sides in the war when he had already given his all for the Colonial side and was being mistreated and ignored. He beggared himself to equip his troops and requested compensation and recognition, which was not forthcoming. Washington himself continually neglected his most accomplished general, passing him over for promotion in favor of those less-deserving and promising re-payment time and time again, to no avail. See more »

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The British flag that is used in promotional materials is the modern day union flag and includes the cross of St. Patrick (representing Northern Ireland) on it. The cross of St. Patrick was not added to the flag until 1801. Flags within the series itself are, however, lacking this anachronism. See more »

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Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!
7 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

The producers of this movie showed inner fortitude in bringing this series to life knowing the dismal history of RevWar movies in either general excellence, box office success or both.

For example, does anyone remember Al Pacino in the 1985 movie "Revolution?" He played an American frontiersman of Scottish ancestry-- "Yo...the British are comin'." Or "the Patriot" from more recent times, a Mel Gibson vehicle that was really "Lethal Musket: This Time It's Personal."

"The Crossing" was the best RevWar movie (a series, more accurately) up until now, AFAIC. And, for completeness sake, HBO's "John Adams" was a another excellent series, but this was not about the RevWar, specifically. But "Turn" is brilliantly conceived, written, cast and outfitted; as an amateur RevWar/George Washington guy, I have long anticipated this AMC series and expected a lot. I was not disappointed.

The first 90 minute episode concentrates on how the Culper Spy Ring was put together among a bunch of small town chums from Setauket, Long Island (NY). The producers stay as close as possible to the real story, and the mix of accents adds to the realism. The writers/director do not shy away from violence as is not a surprise for cable--so little kids may not be right for this.

But, in an age when the American Revolution is hardly taught in schools, this is a welcome addition to the meager film history of that period, and great documentation of the sufferings that our Patriot ancestors went through for our freedoms.


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