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Hamilton (2020)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History | 3 July 2020 (USA)
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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.

Director:

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Lin Manuel-Miranda wanted to add a scene to show the falling out between Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, who co-wrote (with John Jay) The Federalist Papers together defending the U.S. Constitution. He couldn't find the right place for the scene and decided instead to show the falling out in the introduction to Thomas Jefferson, where Madison mentions the problems Hamilton has been causing while Jefferson was in France. See more »

Goofs

In one camera angle during "It's Quiet Uptown" Eliza's hair has fallen over her right shoulder. In a quick cut to another camera during the same phrase Eliza's hair is pulled back behind her shoulder, indicating editing from multiple shows. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Knives Out (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Ten Duel Commandments
Performed by Anthony Ramos, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr.
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, DJ Premier (as Christopher E. Martin), Khary Kimani Turner
Copyright © 2015 5000 Broadway Music, EMI April Music Inc., Hertzrentatune, Weblife Music, Gifted Pearl Music, Inc. 5000 Broadway Music (ASCAP) Administered by WC Music Corp.
"Ten Duel Commandments" contains elements of "Ten Crack Commandments" written by DJ Premier (as Christopher E. Martin) (ASCAP) and Khary Kimani Turner (ASCAP). Published by EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP), Hertzrentatune (ASCAP), and Weblife Music (ASCAP). All rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, LLC, 424 Church Street, Suite 1200, Nashville, TN 37219; and Gifted Pearl Music, Inc. (ASCAP). Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
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Grateful for the captions, the pause button, and Wikipedia.
4 July 2020 | by rebekahroxSee all my reviews

I started watching this out of curiosity and to say I have seen it, being the cultural touchstone that it is. At first, I was a little detached, not liking the songs too much, and thinking I would probably just skip through to end in a minute. I couldn't stop watching and it really sucked me in. I have to say, I'm not sure I would have enjoyed it at all, live in the theater. I benefited greatly from the captions and the ability to put it on pause to consult Wikipedia from time to time. The lyrics were so clever and really told the story. I ended up very moved and almost cheering at the end. Of course, now that I am familiar with the story, I would love to see it live and would enjoy it immensely. But I would strongly recommend this for a first time viewing. I will definitely re-watch. And probably again and again.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 2020 (USA) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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