Gettysburg

Synopsis: The four and 1/4 hour depiction of the historical and personal events surrounding and including the decisive American civil war battle features thousands of civil war re-enactors marching over the exact ground that the federal army and the army of North Virginia fought on. The defense of the Little Round Top and Pickett's Charge are highlighted in the actual three day battle which is surrounded by the speeches of the commanding officers and the personal reflections of the fighting men. Based upon the novel 'The Killer Angels'.
Genre: Drama, History, War
Director(s): Ron Maxwell
Production: Turner Home Entertainment
  1 win & 1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
7.7
Rotten Tomatoes:
80%
PG
Year:
1993
271 min
3,218 Views


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NARRATOR:
In June 1863, after more

than two years of bloody conflict...

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...the Confederate army of Northern

Virginia, Robert E. Lee commanding...

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...slips across the Potomac

to begin the invasion of the North.

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It is an army of 70,000 men.

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They move slowly behind the Blue Ridge...

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...using the mountains

to screen their movements.

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Their objective is to draw

the Union army out into the open...

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...where it can be destroyed.

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Late in June, the Union army

of the Potomac, 80,000 men...

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...turns north from Virginia to begin

the great pursuit up the narrow roads...

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...across Maryland and into Pennsylvania.

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General Lee knows that a letter has been

prepared by the Southern government.

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A letter which offers peace.

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It is to be placed on the desk

of Abraham Lincoln, resident of the U.S...

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...the day after Lee has destroyed

the Army of the Potomac...

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...somewhere north of Washington.

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[EAGLE CRYING]

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Federal cavalry. Two brigades.

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Howdy, friend. Where you headed?

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-General Longstreet. I must see him.

-Is that a fact?

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I know General Lee's headquarters

are up here a little ways.

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Wherever he is, Longstreet is nearby.

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-Take me that way. It's urgent.

SERGEANT:
Let me put it to you like this.

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You're not in a uniform

and you're coming through my picket line.

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I'll take you up there,

but if nobody there knows you...

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...I guess, unfortunately,

you'll have to be hanged.

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[CHATTERING]

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Sir. General, sir.

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I'm sorry, excuse me, sir,

but Harrison is back.

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-Harrison?

SORREL:
Yes, sir.

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The scout, Harrison, sir.

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I knew you'd want to know that

as soon as possible.

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He's right outside here, sir.

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HARRISON:

Your servant, general.

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Didn't expect to see me, did you?

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I paid you in gold three weeks ago.

What do you got?

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I don't suppose you got

another one of those.

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That good southern tobacco.

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What do you got?

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I got the position of the Yankee army.

They're only a few miles down the road.

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The whole Yankee army coming this way.

Seven corps.

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A few miles?

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HARRISON:
Yes. Two brigades

of Yankee cavalry down that road about...

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...two, four hours away.

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Behind that there's seven corps.

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I put it all on a map, if you'd like to

see it. About 80,000 men.

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All seven corps.

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HARRISON:

You didn't know any of that?

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You didn't know they were on the move.

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You wouldn't be spread so thin

if you'd known.

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How do you know we're spread out?

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Listen, general. I'm good at this business.

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Sir, I beg your pardon,

but if this man's story is true...

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...why haven't we heard about it?

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General Stuart's cavalry is out there.

He would have reported.

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-What do you know about Jeb Stuart?

-He's out there all right.

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He's riding up north somewhere

getting his name in the papers.

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He hasn't caused anything

but a little fuss.

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If the Federal army was moving that fast,

as close as you say...

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-...I believe General Stuart--

HARRISON:
Look here.

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I came within an angry mule's kick

of the whole Yankee cavalry.

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And all the way through a picket line.

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Hazardous too.

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I don't know what Jeb Stuart's doing.

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I don't care. I do my job.

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Yankee cavalry's down the road,

thick as fleas...

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...not two hours hard ride

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