The Conspirator (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Crime, Drama, History

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Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.


  • James McAvoy and Tom Wilkinson in The Conspirator (2010)
  • James McAvoy and Evan Rachel Wood in The Conspirator (2010)
  • Robin Wright at an event for The Conspirator (2010)
  • Alexis Bledel at an event for The Conspirator (2010)
  • Brian Cox at an event for The Conspirator (2010)

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Very little is known about the real Frederic Aiken. No photographs of him exist.


Frederick Aiken: Two men standing at the Pearly Gates. The first man says, "How'd you die?" Second says, "I froze to death. How 'bout you?" And the, uh, second man says, "Well, I thought my... my wife was being unfaithful to me, so I ran all the way home. And burst ...


In the film, President Abraham Lincoln is carried out of the theater and across the street in his full suit, with his shirt neatly in place. According to historical accounts, after Lincoln was shot Dr. Charles Leale and the doctors assisting him in Ford's Theater cut away much of Lincoln's coat and shirt, in a frantic attempt to resuscitate him, before he was moved.


Plot Summary


Crime | Drama | History


Release Date:

15 April 2011



Country of Origin


Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,509,048 (USA) (17 April 2011)


$11,538,204 (USA) (11 September 2011)

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