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Class of '61 (1993)

Three West Point 1861 generation cadets and friends go on opposite sides after the breakout of The Civil War, with tragic consequences. A subplot involves Lucius, a Shelby Peyton's slave, who kills a slave trader and goes on the run.

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Terry O'Neil
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Lucius
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Shelby Peyton
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George Armstrong Custer (as Joshua Lucas)
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Shannon O'Neil
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Rose O'Neal Greenhow
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James O'Neil (Da)
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Mrs. Julia Peyton
Frederick Rolf
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Ed Wiley
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Three West Point 1861 generation cadets and friends go on opposite sides after the breakout of The Civil War, with tragic consequences. A subplot involves Lucius, a Shelby Peyton's slave, who kills a slave trader and goes on the run.

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Can the best of friendships survive the worst times?


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12 April 1993 (USA)  »

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OK pilot for a series. Not a great stand-alone movie
2 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

Class of 61 tells the story of a group of friends who are cadets at West Point at the outbreak of the civil war. While the story starts slow and lets us get to know about these folks as people and as friends, it ends abruptly at the Battle of Manassas.

Not surprising really in that it was meant as the pilot for a TV series dealing with the civil war.

As a movie it really doesn't stand alone all that well. Just as you get to know and care about the characters the film is over.


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