G | | Drama, Family, History
A musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence.
Lin-Manuel Miranda is a fan. The song "The Adams Administration" from "Hamilton" has Alexander Hamilton shouting "Sit down john, you fat mother....." in response to Adams' referring to Hamilton as a "creole bastard". This is no doubt a callback to "Sit Down, John."
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 ...
Richard Henry Lee talks as he mounts his horse, yet his mouth is closed.
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.
For the 2002 DVD release (and Turner Classic Movies showings), the film has been shortened slightly from the laserdisc version, to 166 minutes. The overture and entr'acte music have been removed and the songs "Piddle, Twiddle, and Resolve" and "Lees of Old Virginia" (the latter's reprise has been removed) have inexplicably been cut back to their original release lengths. On the other hand, a short piece of footage following "Cool, Considerate Men" has been found and reinserted. The replaced footage has been repaired, giving the DVD a much better look visually than the laserdisc.
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