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1776 (1972)

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The first independent production of former studio mogul Jack Warner, 1776 was adapted from the hit 1969 Broadway musical by Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards. William Daniels, Ken Howard, and Howard Da Silva are among the many actors who recreate their Broadway roles. The story is set during the first Continental Congress, when the Declaration of Independence was drafted by such founding fathers as John Adams (Daniels) and Benjamin Franklin (Da Silva). The script attempts to "humanize" these

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Jul 2, 2002

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Every American should watch this once a year.

August 26, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Semi-successful transfer to the big screen of the 1969 Broadway musical hit, nominated for the Best Cinematography Oscar.

August 10, 2005 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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A star-spangled, all-singing delight.

February 18, 2005
Las Vegas Review-Journal

A wonderful, witty underrated musical. A 4th of July tradition in my house.

July 23, 2004
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Long and boring musical about the American Revolution.

February 9, 2004 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A whole lotta toe-tappin' musical patriotism.

July 26, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

Americans have a propensity for getting chummy with heroic figures of the past -- a tendency on display in this lightly amusing history lesson.

July 4, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
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    1. John Hancock: I'm still from Massachusetts, John. You know where I stand. I'll do whatever you say.
    2. John Adams: No. No, you're the president of Congress. You're a fair man, Hancock. Stay that way.
    – Submitted by Adam O (11 months ago)
    1. Stephen Hopkins: Ah, Ben! I want you to see some cards I'd gone and had printed up. Oughta save everybody here a lot of time and effort, considering the epidemic of bad disposition that's been going on around here lately. "Dear Sir, you are without any doubt, a rogue, a rascal, a villain, a thief, a scoundrel, and a mean, dirty, stinking, sniveling, sneaking, pimping, pocket-picking, thrice double-damned no-good son of a bitch." and you sign your name - what do you think?
    2. Benjamin Franklin: I'll take a dozen, right now.
    – Submitted by Adam O (11 months ago)
    1. Richard Henry Lee: You've come to the one colony that can get job done: Virginia. The land that gave us our glorious commander in chief, George Washington, will now give the congress its proposal on independence. Where Virginia goes the south is bound to follow. And where the south goes, the middle colonies go! Gentlemen, a salute to Virginia, the mother of American independence!
    – Submitted by Adam O (11 months ago)
    1. Benjamin Franklin: If we do not hang together, we shall most assuredly hang separately!
    – Submitted by Adam O (11 months ago)
    1. John Adams: It doesn't matter. I won't be in the history books anyway, only you. Franklin did this and Franklin did that and Franklin did some other damn thing. Franklin smote the ground and out sprang George Washington, fully grown and on his horse. Franklin then electrified him with his miraculous lightning rod and the three of them - Franklin, Washington, and the horse - conducted the entire revolution by themselves.
    – Submitted by Adam O (11 months ago)
    1. Benjamin Franklin: Treason is a charge invented by winners as an excuse for hanging the losers.
    – Submitted by Adam O (11 months ago)
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