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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2021 10:34 p.m. PST

…Revolution TV-Movie

"April 19th 1775 – An excellent representation of the events on Lexington Green and the fighting during the retreat from Concord – based on the book "April Morning," by Howard Fast which was originally published in 1961…."

YouTube link


Armand

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2021 11:14 p.m. PST

Great TV movie.
One of my favorite subtle scenes is where Robert Urich (Joseph Simmons) smiles as his pretty daughter Meredith Salenger (Ruth Simmons) gets all concerned over Chad Lowe (Adam Cooper). Simmons knows that Adam is a fine young man. And of course Tommie Lee Jones shines.

Plenty of Light Infantry caps and facings to drool over.
A not so subtle "not Sam Adams" is the instigator, but frankly I don't see how it could have been defused.
Paul Revere is actually comic relief.

I give it five stars, AND a thumbs up.
I caught it On Demand on Xfinity a few weeks ago, on one of those obscure streaming channels. It was OOP or not available for years, but I'm glad it's now widely available.

Howard Fast is one of my favorite Commie AWI novelists.

15th Hussar Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2021 2:26 a.m. PST

One of the best historical TV movies ever, quite good, compares well with "The Crossing".

Choctaw22 Jun 2021 10:03 a.m. PST

It was a Hallmark Hall of Fame back before all they produced were love stories. It is indeed very good.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2021 10:24 a.m. PST

All the young lads in the "coming of age" AWI movies have pretty girlfriends. Johnny Tremaine is another.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2021 3:01 p.m. PST

Thanks!.


Armand

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2021 4:09 p.m. PST

Appreciate the link, believe I saw this back in the day, although not fully positive. Had to read the book in school at some point. Not bad, and will watch the film currently.

Spooner622 Jun 2021 10:44 p.m. PST

I have not seen this movie since 88. I do remember recording the movie and then played it for my 8th grade class. I will have to find this on demand some where. Thanks for the title, I completely forgot the name.

Chris

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2021 11:01 p.m. PST

It's On Demand on Epix.

Virginia Tory05 Jul 2021 3:39 p.m. PST

You can get the DVD via Amazon. I did.

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