G | | Drama, Family, History
A musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence.
The final shot required the camera to pull back to show the entire Congressional chamber. However, there was not enough room on the set for the camera truck to pull back far enough. Since the sound stages being used were slated to be demolished ... ...
Mr. Adams? Mr. Adams? Mr. Adams! Well, there you are. Didn't you hear me calling, Mr. Adams? You could have shouted down something, save me climbing up four flights. A man that likes to talk as much as you do, I think...
McNair: What do you keep coming up ...
During the debate over the anti-s!avery clause, Edward Rutledge of South Carolina accuses the northern delegates of hypocrisy because "They don't keep s!aves! Oh , no! But they are willing to be considerable carriers of slaves to others." It is true that northerners made money off of the slave trade. But there were slaveowners in all of the thirteen colonies.
The theatrical version has no credits at the beginning other than "Columbia Pictures presents" and the film's title. The Director's Cut and the extended laserdisc edition includes a main title sequence at the opening.
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