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The Crossing (1999)





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Adapted by screenwriter Howard Fast from his own fact-based novel, this historical drama tells the story of one of the most unexpected triumphs of the American Revolutionary War. In December 1776, the armies of General George Washington (Jeff Daniels) are near the point of collapse; short on money and supplies, ravaged by disease, their numbers thinned by desertion, and freezing in summer uniforms in the midst of a brutal winter, it seems all but impossible that the Colonial Army can hold out much longer against the British Army and their allied German Hessian forces. With imminent defeat a clear possibility, Washington and his troops organize for an audacious surprise attack against the British soldiers on Christmas Day, hinging on the crossing of the freezing Delaware River in the middle of a storm. Co-starring Roger Rees, The Crossing was produced for broadcast by the Arts and Entertainment cable television network.


Jeff Daniels
as General Washington
Roger Rees
as General Mercer
Steven McCarthy
as Captain Alexander Hamilton
Sebastian Roche
as Colonel Glover
Ned Vukovic
as Sterling
Karl Pruner
as Sullivan
Duncan McLeod
as Williams
Cliff Saunders
as Billy Perkins
Donald Ewer
as McKonkey
Shaun Austin-Olsen
as Mr. Barclay
Paulette Sinclair
as Mrs. Barclay
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A great look at one of the most famous battles of the Revolutionary War. My biggest complaint is that it should have been a real movie and not a made for tv special. Some of the action scenes are let down by this budget.

Stuart McCunn
Stuart McCunn

During the Revolutionary war, George Washington wants to cross an icy cold river to defeat the enemy. Will the enemy find out about the ambush before the crossing? Or will his own men be against going through with this dangerous mission? It's a made for television movie-it's ok. But why cast Daniels as Washington??? Throughout the feature I forgot he was playing Washington.

Tanner Bartko
Tanner Bartko

as i've known daniels only in Dumb and dumber, my favorite subject in school is history, he does a suprisingly awesome job portraying the serious role of George Washington in this war movie

Michael Finnie
Michael Finnie

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