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Founding Brothers
TitleFounding Brothers
Year2002
Time200 mins
GenreSpecial Interest; Documentary; History
DirectorMark Hufnail; Melissa Jo Peltier
Edition2pc
FormatDVD
ActorPeter Coyote as Thomas Jefferson; Brian Dennehy as George Washington; Joseph Ellis as Himself; Edward Herrmann as Narrator; Hal Holbrook as Benjamin Franklin; Rob Lowe as James Madison; David McCullough as Himself; Roger Mudd as Himself; James Woods as John Adams; Michael York as Alexander Hamilton; Lisa Joffrey as Abigail Adams
RatingNR (Not Rated)
Cinematography
LanguageEnglish
PlotThe 'self evident' truths were intensely debated in America's first years. Washington, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Adams, Madison and Burr struggled to transform their desperate visions into an enduring government. Based on Joseph Ellis's Pulittzed Prize winning book, Founding Brothers examines six moments when the collision and collusions of these towering figures left an indelible imprint on the nation: the secret dinner that determined the site of the capital and America's financial future; Benjamin Franklin's call for an end to slavery; George Washington's farewell address to the nation; John Adams's term as president; Hamilton and Burr's famous and fatal duel; and the final reconciliation between Adams and Jefferson. Drawing on the words of the founders and incisive commentary from leading scholars, Founding Brothers is an elegant and engaging portrait of America's origins in personal conflict and compromise.
ProducerKelly McPherson; Adam Hyman
WriterJoseph Ellis; Kelly McPherson
SubtitlesEnglish (Closed Captioned)
Founding Brothers