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The Crossing

  • Drama
  • History
  • 2000
  • Robert Harmon
  • 90 mins

Summary

Drama set during the American War of Independence, starring Jeff Daniels. With the Colonial Army facing defeat at the hands of Britain and its Hessian mercenaries, General George Washington launches an audacious offensive.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Hollywood has always had an aversion to the War of Independence. But this imposing made-for-TV account of the Continental Army's conflict-turning clash at Trenton, New Jersey with Britain's feared Hessian mercenaries is an unswervingly patriotic attempt to redress the balance. Cast somewhat against type, Jeff Daniels is clearly conscious of the historical significance of the crossing of the Delaware River and brings a suitably heroic gravitas to the part of George Washington. However, while accepting director Robert Harmon's decision to employ graphic battlefield violence, one has to question the need to demonise the enemy quite as Mel Gibson did in The Patriot.

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Credits

Cast

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George WashingtonJeff Daniels
GloverSebastian Roché
MercerRoger Rees
Alexander HamiltonSteven McCarthy
KnoxJohn Henry Canavan
SterlingNed Vukovic
GreeneDavid Ferry
SullivanKarl Pruner

Crew

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DirectorRobert Harmon

Details

Languages
English | Japanese
Formats
Colour
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