Gods and Generals (2003)

PG-13   |    |  Biography, Drama, History

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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.

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  • Stephen Lang and Sean Pratt in Gods and Generals (2003)
  • Mira Sorvino and Jeff Daniels in Gods and Generals (2003)
  • ROBERT DUVALL as General Robert E. Lee
  • Robert Duvall in Gods and Generals (2003)
  • Gods and Generals (2003)
  • Stephen Lang and Kali Rocha in Gods and Generals (2003)

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Ron Maxwell


Jeff Shaara (book), Ron Maxwell (screenplay)

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14 March 2005 | KleenMurf
| long but good movie
If you are a person who can't sit through a long movie, this may not be for you. This movie is on 2 DVD's and will take a good 3 and a half hours to watch. At the end it is worth it. But it is long and some scenes can get violent, although they are very nice battle scenes. There are some intimate parts for the people who are fond of love stories. From my point of view this is great movie and depicts the events as close to real life as they can get. I suggest it if you like history and/or the Civil War. 7 out of 10 stars... (ps. we got my dad this movie along with a biography of Roberrt E. Lee and I think if you learn more about the people you understand the movie more.)

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As minstrel Harry Macarthy, singing "The Bonnie Blue Flag" for the Northern Virginia high command in the U.S.O.-type performance. Macarthy wrote these verses to the tune of "The Irish Jaunting Car," a vaudeville song from his native country. The Bonnie Blue Flag was popular enough to become one of the unofficial Confederate national anthems, alongside "Dixie" and "God Save the South".


Title Card: 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 ...


During the battle of Fredericksburg, it shows brigades charging one after another with a period in between each. However after each brigade is shown charging, the previous brigade seems to disappear from the field. Only a few soldiers are shown falling back, far too few to make up even the most devastated brigades.

Crazy Credits

No reenactors were credited individualy, rather there was general thank you to all the reenactors who participated in the filming.

Alternate Versions

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.


The Bonnie Blue Flag
Traditional Irish tune
Lyrics by
Harry McCarthy
Performed by Damon Kirsche (as Harry McCarthy), 2nd Carolina String Band with David Kincaid & John Whelan


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Biography | Drama | History | War

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