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The Perfect Tribute (1991)

This is a period piece about how Lincoln came to write the Gettysburg Address. It's fictionalized to show the points of view of both North & South, and unlike most Civil War films, it ... See full summary »

Director:

Jack Bender

Writers:

Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews (fictional story "Lincoln Got No Applause at Gettysburg: The Perfect Tribute"), Dennis Scott Brown (as Dennis Brown)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Robards ... President Abraham Lincoln
Lukas Haas ... Benjamin Blair
Campbell Scott ... Carter Blair
Katherine Helmond ... Farm Woman
Ed Flanders ... Warren
José Ferrer ... Edward Everett
Daniel Davis ... Gov. Curtin
Richard Jenkins ... Blair
Laurie Kennedy Laurie Kennedy ... Mrs. Blair
Dakin Matthews ... Dr. Thomas
Bruce McGill ... Lamon
Scott Paulin ... Wills
James Sutorius ... Shelby
Jeanne Tripplehorn ... Julia
James Donadio ... Alexander
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This is a period piece about how Lincoln came to write the Gettysburg Address. It's fictionalized to show the points of view of both North & South, and unlike most Civil War films, it doesn't take sides. While the opinions of the day are espoused, ultimately it is an homage to America, and all it purported to stabd for then, as well as now. Written by Whitney Equality Weddell

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il tributo più bello See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Jeanne Tripplehorn's first TV project. See more »

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Version of The Perfect Tribute (1935) See more »

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Great Civil War Movie
20 May 2001 | by kathrynj05See all my reviews

I watched this movie in my history class, and had it not been for some ride people in there laughing, I would have been crying. Usually I am not very impressed by made for TV movies about historical events, but this one was good. Some of the acting was a little weak, but the story makes up for that. I appreciate that in something that is made for TV.


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