John Adams (2008)
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Adams is able to secure a loan from the Dutch for his fledgling country as Abigail joins him in France as he helps negotiate the peace treaty.


Tom Hooper


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Giamatti ... John Adams
Laura Linney ... Abigail Adams
Stephen Dillane ... Thomas Jefferson
David Morse ... George Washington
Tom Hollander ... King George III
Sarah Polley ... Nabby Adams Smith
John Dossett ... Benjamin Rush
Judith Magre ... Madame Helvétius
Ebon Moss-Bachrach ... John Quincy Adams
Samuel Barnett ... Thomas Adams
Andrew Scott ... Colonel William Smith
Kevin Trainor ... Charles Adams
Tom Wilkinson ... Benjamin Franklin
Dominic Borrelli Dominic Borrelli ... Master of Ceremonies
Bertie Carvel ... Lord Carmarthen


Following the surrender of the British, John secures a long sought loan from the Dutch and returns to Paris to oversee the peace treaty. John can no longer bear his absence from Abigail and invites her to Paris, which immediately overwhelms her with its opulence. John is appointed ambassador to England, but soon longs to return home to participate in the formation of the new government and, like Abigail, to be reunited with the children. They return home to an overwhelming welcome, and John reluctantly returns to public service. Written by David Foss

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English | French | Dutch

Release Date:

30 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary

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Production Co:

HBO Films, Playtone See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Following the cost-saving tradition of both Titanic (1997) and Evan Almighty (2007), the ship (dockside scene) was fully detailed only on her starboard side; the port side was left rough. See more »


When referring to Benjamin Franklin's marriage proposal and how it would inconvenience his wife, Mrs. Adams should have known that Benjamin Franklin's common law marriage wife had died years earlier in 1774. He would have at least corrected her if she had not known. See more »


King George III: There is an opinion among some people, Mr. Adams, that you are not the most attached of all your countrymen to the manners of France?
John Adams: [laughs] Yes, well, I avow to Your Majesty, that I have no attachment to any country but my own.
King George III: An honest man will never have any other.
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Composed by George Frideric Handel
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