PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
The rise and fall of legendary war hero Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson as he leads the Confederacy to great success against the Union from 1861 to 1863.
Ted Turner is a huge Civil War buff. He financed two more films on the subject, Gettysburg (1993) for theatrical release, to which this movie is the prequel, and Andersonville (1996), a successful and acclaimed television movie about the worst and most notorious Confederate P.O.W. camp for captured Union soldiers in the entire war.
A human life, I think, should be well rooted in some spot of a native land, where it may get the love of tender kinship for the face of the earth, for the labors men go forth to, for the sounds and accents that haunt it, for whatever will give that ...
Robert Duvall (in character as Robert E Lee) is wearing the uniform of a full bird Colonel when he is offered command of the Union Army. Robert E Lee only achieved the rank of Lt. Col when he resigned from the US Army to go home to Virginia. The insignia should be the silver oak leaf, not the eagle.
No reenactors were credited individualy, rather there was general thank you to all the reenactors who participated in the filming.
The Director's Cut of the film includes additional action scenes from the Battle of Antietam. The battle scenes are shown from the perspectives of Jackson and Chamberlain, and mostly focus on the fighting in Miller's Cornfield which was a major deciding point of the battle.
$4,675,246 (USA) (23 February 2003)
$12,870,569 (USA) (27 April 2003)