The Gettysburg Address 

The complete story of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

Director:

Sean Conant

Writer:

Sean Conant

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Sam Elliott ... Ward Hill Lamon (voice)
William Fichtner ... John G. Nicolay (voice)
Cary Elwes ... John P. Jones (voice)
Michael C. Hall ... Leonard Swett (voice)
Dermot Mulroney ... Andrew Curtin (voice)
Neal McDonough ... Charles Sumner (voice)
Matthew Broderick ... Reader
David Strathairn ... Ralph Waldo Emerson (voice)
Keith David ... Frederick Douglass (voice)
Aidan Quinn ... Theodore Parker (voice)
Lili Taylor ... Emily Souder (voice)
Gary Busey ... John C. Calhoun (voice)
Victor Garber ... William Saunders (voice)
David Morse ... Abraham Lincoln (voice)
Lois Smith ... Elizabeth Crawford (voice)
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Storyline

In the midst of the Civil War, President Lincoln went to Gettysburg, the place of America's greatest suffering, to offer his "few appropriate remarks" at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery. In two hundred seventy-two words, he redefined the meaning of the war, explained to a wounded nation why the bloodletting must continue, what was worth fighting and dying for. This show investigates the five extant copies of Lincoln's famous speech, separating fact from fiction along the way. Lincoln's greater journey to Gettysburg is chronicled, from his early anti-slavery sentiments as a poor farmer's son, to his rousing orations as one of America's greatest leaders. In a spirit not dissimilar to Lincoln's transcending proposition of rebirth at Gettysburg, the film investigates for the first time the speech's many cultural and historical significances, both then and now. Featuring interviews with the country's leading historians, politicians, Civil Rights leaders, Women's Rights ... Written by Rising Picture Company

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Cary Elwes and Lois Smith appeared in Twister (1996). See more »

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