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The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams (2005)

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The true love story of the conflict between Captain Robert Adams' dedication to the south, and his love for Eveline McCord, his beloved from the north. Produced, written, and directed by the descendants of Robert and Eveline, this American Civil War tale is an explosive, richly detailed saga of fierce combat, honor and the will to risk all that's precious for love or country.

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Julian Adams, A. Blaine Miller (as Blaine Miller) | 1 more credit »

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Julian Adams (story), Julian Adams (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julian Adams ... Robert Adams
Gwendolyn Edwards ... Eveline McCord Adams
Eric Holloway ... Benjamin Young
Amy Redford ... Sylvia McCord
Tippi Hedren ... Grandmother Adams
Joshua Lindsey ... Nelson McCord
Mickey Rooney ... David McCord
Weston Adams Weston Adams ... Grandfather Adams
Bob Dorian ... Gov. James H. Adams
Edwin McCain Edwin McCain ... Belcher
Elizabeth Nelson Adams Elizabeth Nelson Adams ... Madame Bonneau
Foster Walker ... John Boone (as Mick Walker)
LaChanda Alexander LaChanda Alexander ... Elizabeth
Tessa Belongia Tessa Belongia ... Little Evie
Anna Linn Anna Linn ... Little Evie
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Storyline

Based on a true story: This is a journey through the psyche of a Southern Captain in the waning days of the American Civil War. In an emotionally charged performance, Julian Adams portrays his great-great grandfather Robert Adams, a strong willed southern Captain, who used his guns and his heart of fire to rally his men to fight for their lands. Filled with passion, blood and tragedy, this movie is the tumultuous true story of a man divided by love for country and for Eveline McCord, his beloved girl from the north. Produced and written by the descendents of Robert and Eveline, this is an explosive, richly detailed saga of fierce combat, honor, and the will to risk all that's precious for love or country.

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A family's true tale - and a filmmaker's drive to tell it. See more »


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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Official site | Solar Filmworks | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Much of this movie was shot on the land, and at the house (Wavering Place), of Dr. Julian Adams, the brother of Weston Adams. During the nineteenth century, the land and house belonged to James P. Adams, who was the brother of Robert Adams II (the protagonist of the film). See more »

Goofs

Eveline's hair should not have been down in a short braid with a colored hair-band at the end. Women of that time typically had their hair twisted up at the nape of their neck and, also, were very conscious that the piece (snood or similar) that is holding up their hair is of the same color as their hair. See more »

Crazy Credits

To the memory of: Charles St. George Sinkler Adams See more »

Soundtracks

A Cold Wind
Music by Atli Örvarsson
Lyrics by Julian Adams and Atli Örvarsson
Performed by Atli Örvarsson and Þórhildur Örvarsdóttir
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Uh boy...
28 November 2010 | by don90405See all my reviews

A noble cause in wanting to make this film by the family of John Adams, but uh boy, there are serious script flaws, lack of believability in some of the characters due to sub-par acting (by Julian Adams, mainly), continuity problems, and a wardrobe that at times looks like it came out of a cracker-jacks box. This film is billed as being filled with passion and being "explosive", according to one IMDb reviewer. I think dead people are more passionate and explosive! I don't know why this film is getting so many positive reviews, it's really not good at all. I'm only giving it 3 stars myself out of consideration for the family's desire to tell the story of their heritage (assuming it is all true, but I've found nothing on the history of Robert Adams anywhere else but in this film, so who knows how much of the movie is historically accurate).

Even if you're a civil war history buff, this film will likely barely hold your interest (if at all).

Sorry, Adams family. Nothing personal, I'm just calling it like I see it.


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