Overall Rank: 5289
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 32
Theatrical Release Date: 11/17/1972
Genre: Drama, Family
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Peter H. Hunt
Actors: William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden, John Cullum, Roy Poole
Plot: A moving portrayal of the arguments for and against the creation of the Declaration of Independence, "1776" is written from actual documents and recorded conversations of the Continental Congress of the original 13 colonies of America. Told in the form of a musical comedy, this film follows John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson in their search for the beginnings of the American Dream -- PsychoKing1227
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Ichabod Crane - wrote on 02/27/2009
I really like anything about the revolutionary war and the founding fathers. This film is no different. I liked the songs and I liked the look. The singing was good and it was interesting to watch through the speaking parts. It actually had a much better story than most musicals since it is based on Historic event.
PsychoKing1227 - wrote on 10/06/2008
Perverse in tone, though not of tongue, this moving and hilarious musical comedy is one for the history books. John Adams, played expertly by Mr. Feeney (William Daniels), goes around in his obnoxious and disliked state in order to rally for the cause of independence from Britain. A great satire and rowdy, beautiful music shape the inner workings of this great cinematic gem.
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