John Adams (2008 - 2008)


John Adams

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Series Info

The series chronicles the life of John Adams's political and personal life. The events covered include the Boston massacre, Declaration of Independence, his travels to Europe looking for an alliance with nations and his final years. This is a seven part adaptation of David McCullough's book on John Adams: the founding father and second president of USA.

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Critics Consensus: Elegantly shot and relatively educational, John Adams is a worthy addition to the genre -- though its casting leaves something to be desired.

2008, HBO, 7 episodes

Cast

Paul Giamatti
as John Adams
Laura Linney
as Abigail Adams
Stephen Dillane
as Thomas Jefferson
David Morse
as George Washington
Danny Huston
as Samuel Adams
Sarah Polley
as Abigail 'Nabby' Adams
Rufus Sewell
as Alexander Hamilton
Justin Theroux
as John Hancock
Tom Wilkinson
as Benjamin Franklin
William Yelton
as Sam Maverick
Clancy O'Connor
as Edward Rutledge
Ebon Moss-Bachrach
as John Quincy Adams
Kevin Trainor
as Charles Adams (Adult)
Samuel Barnett
as Thomas Adams (Adult)
Andrew Scott
as Col. William Smith
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Series Details

TV Network: HBO
Premiere Date: Mar 16, 2008
Genre: Drama
Executive Producers: Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman
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