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1776 Movie Review Summary

Actors: William Daniels, Howard Da Silva

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The Second Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia. There, the struggle of getting a new country started is harder than anyone imagined. They must reconcile different views and situations, and learn to come together as one, if there's any chance of survival.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Christine




This is a wonderful rendition of the fight for American independence from England. Not completely historically accurate, but the truths outweigh the fudged facts.
The review of this Movie prepared by Heather Baures




The Drafting of the Declaration of Independence. Perfect casting. William Daniels was simply great as John Adams. Howard Da Silva (as Ben Franklin) works perfectly with Daniels. Ken Howard gives a very thoughtful portrayal of Thomas Jefferson.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jim Resseguie




This movie, although not always historically correct, is about the continential congress's fight for freedom in 1776. It is a play turned movied about American society trying to become a society all her own.
The review of this Movie prepared by Natalie D




In the year 1776, delegates from all 13 colonies gather to decide whether or not to declare independence from Britain. Musical.
The review of this Movie prepared by Emily M



Script Analysis of 1776

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   left-wing-but-not-quite-communist activism!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   politician/elected ruler Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing    -   lot of singing and dancing If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15 Is this movie based on a    -   play

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