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April Morning (1988)

Not Rated | | Drama, History, War | TV Movie 24 April 1988
The "April Morning" here is the famous April 19, 1775 upon which the "Shot heard 'round the world" was fired, signaling the start of the American Revolution. Faithful to author Howard ... See full summary »

Director:

Delbert Mann

Writers:

Howard Fast (novel), James Lee Barrett (teleplay)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Lee Jones ... Moses Cooper
Susan Blakely ... Sarah Cooper
Chad Lowe ... Adam Cooper
Robert Urich ... Joseph Simmons
Meredith Salenger ... Ruth Simmons
Rip Torn ... Solomon Chandler
Joan Heney Joan Heney ... Granny Cooper
Nicholas Kilbertus Nicholas Kilbertus ... John Parker
Griffith Brewer ... Samuel Hadley
Thor Bishopric ... Jonathan Harrington
Joel Miller Joel Miller ... The Reverend
Brian Furlong ... Joash Smith
Anthony Ulc Anthony Ulc ... Simon Casper (as Tony Ulc)
Philip Spensley Philip Spensley ... John Buckman
Peter Colvey ... Major John Pitcairn
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Storyline

The "April Morning" here is the famous April 19, 1775 upon which the "Shot heard 'round the world" was fired, signaling the start of the American Revolution. Faithful to author Howard Fast's somewhat revisionist view that the skirmishes between the Colonial militia and the British troops in Lexington and Concord (Massachusetts) were precipitated as much by fervent American patriots led by Solomon Chandler as by any "Redcoat" belligerence. Opined by a European. Written by Robert James O'Brien <Robert.O'Brien@fct-cf.x400.gc.ca>

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Genres:

Drama | History | War

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: April Morning (#37.4) See more »

Filming Locations:

Québec, Québec, Canada

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was also the title and subject of the last film project of John Ford, but it is not clear whether the script was the one which Ford tried to make. There were other connections between James Lee Barrett and Ford, most notably that Barrett wrote the script of the TV remake of Ford's Stagecoach (1939) (Stagecoach (1986)). See more »

Goofs

The rider spreading the alarm that the British Regulars were on their way pronounced the name of the town Concord as "Conn-chord" while most of the rest of the cast correctly pronounced it as "Con-curd". See more »

Connections

Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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A thought provoking film about War and it's effect on peoples lives.
13 October 2002 | by webscrib1See all my reviews

Based on the idea that war is hard on the families of those who fight in them. It was written from news articles of the Revolutionary War during the Veitnam War and showed that nothing changes when it's your family facing the fight for freedom no matter in what the time period.


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