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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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Series cast summary:
Jamie Bell ...  Abraham Woodhull 40 episodes, 2014-2017
Seth Numrich ...  Ben Tallmadge 40 episodes, 2014-2017
Daniel Henshall ...  Caleb Brewster / ... 40 episodes, 2014-2017
Meegan Warner ...  Mary Woodhull 40 episodes, 2014-2017
Heather Lind ...  Anna Strong 40 episodes, 2014-2017
Kevin McNally ...  Judge Richard Woodhull 40 episodes, 2014-2017
Samuel Roukin ...  Lt. John Simcoe / ... 40 episodes, 2014-2017
Burn Gorman ...  Major Hewlett 36 episodes, 2014-2017
Ian Kahn ...  General George Washington 33 episodes, 2014-2017
Angus Macfadyen ...  Robert Rogers 31 episodes, 2014-2017
JJ Feild ...  Major John Andre 30 episodes, 2014-2016
Ksenia Solo ...  Peggy Shippen / ... 30 episodes, 2015-2017
Owain Yeoman ...  Benedict Arnold / ... 30 episodes, 2015-2017
Nick Westrate ...  Robert Townsend 24 episodes, 2015-2017
Idara Victor ...  Abigail 20 episodes, 2014-2017
Aaron Angus Aaron Angus ...  Dragoon / ... 18 episodes, 2015-2017
Aldis Hodge ...  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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The untold story of America's first spy ring. (Season 1-4) See more »

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English

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6 April 2014 (USA) See more »

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TURN: Washington's Spies See more »

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Richmond, Virginia, USA See more »

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Abraham Woodhull didn't marry Mary Smith until 1781. 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 bmennenSee 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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