The real life of one of America's foremost founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Captured live on Broadway from the Richard Rodgers Theater with the original Broadway cast.

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Thomas Kail

Writers:

Lin-Manuel Miranda (book), Ron Chernow (inspired by the book Alexander Hamilton by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daveed Diggs ... Marquis de Lafayette / Thomas Jefferson
Renée Elise Goldsberry ... Angelica Schuyler
Jonathan Groff ... King George
Chris Jackson ... George Washington (as Christopher Jackson)
Jasmine Cephas Jones ... Peggy Schuyler / Maria Reynolds
Lin-Manuel Miranda ... Alexander Hamilton
Leslie Odom Jr. ... Aaron Burr
Okieriete Onaodowan ... Hercules Mulligan / James Madison
Anthony Ramos ... John Laurens / Philip Hamilton
Phillipa Soo ... Eliza Hamilton
Carleigh Bettiol Carleigh Bettiol ... Ensemble
Ariana DeBose ... Ensemble
Hope Easterbrook Hope Easterbrook ... Ensemble
Sydney James Harcourt ... Philip Schuyler / James Reynolds / Doctor / Ensemble
Sasha Hutchings ... Ensemble
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Storyline

"Hamilton" is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and show tunes, "Hamilton" has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theater--a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. Captured at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Broadway in June 2016, the film transports its audience into the world of the Broadway show in a uniquely intimate way. Written by The Walt Disney Studios

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Rated PG-13 for language and some suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Filmed over the course of three days in June 2016. It started by filming a live Sunday matinee performance with cameras in the audience, after which the cast and crew spent the rest of the day and evening filming close-ups, dolly shots and crane shots. Filming continued all day Monday (normally the cast's day off) with more close-ups and Steadicam footage. More filming took place on Tuesday morning, before shooting another live performance on Tuesday evening, with cameras again in the audience but in different positions. Lin-Manuel Miranda said, "it was basically a three-day film shoot with the best-rehearsed cast in the history of the movies, 'cause we'd all been doing the show for a year at this point." See more »

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Philip Hamilton wasn't shot before 10 paces, for a minute both Philip and Eacker stood and refused to shoot.

"Philip took his father's advice, and refused to raise his pistol to fire after he and Eacker had counted ten paces and faced each other. Eacker, following suit, did not shoot either. For the first minute, both men stood, doing nothing, both refusing to shoot. After a minute, Eacker finally raised his pistol, and Philip did the same. Eacker shot and struck Philip above his right hip. The bullet went through his body and lodged in his left arm. In what may have been an involuntary spasm, Philip also fired his pistol before he hit the ground, but this bullet did nothing." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
King George: Ladies and gentlemen, this is your king, George III. Welcome to "Hamilton." At this time, please silence all cell phones and other electronic devices. All photography and video recording is strictly prohibited. Thank you, and enjoy *my* show.
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Crazy Credits

The Walt Disney Pictures logo is synced up to the sound effects from "Ten Duel Commandments" (the ticking clock, explosions, gunshots and DJ disc scratches). See more »


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Hurricane
Performed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., Chris Jackson, Phillipa Soo, Renée Elise Goldsberry and Jasmine Cephas Jones
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda Copyright © 2015 5000 Broadway Music (ASCAP)
Administered by WC Music Corp.
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Not better than the real thing...but close
4 July 2020 | by cliftonofunSee all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to see Hamilton 3 times in Chicago, including once from the second row thanks to a friend winning the lottery. How did this compare? WAY better than I expected, honestly. I noticed new moments. I saw the original cast in a new light. I experienced the story like I was onstage. There's nothing quite like being in the theater, but this may be the closest a film crew ever got to capturing theater magic. (I wish the RENT movie had been a recording of a 1996 production...) Hamilton represents a unique moment in American theatre, and I'm grateful someone captured it.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 2020 (USA) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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