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The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998)

Not Rated
TV Movie | 95 min | Biography, Drama, History

April 14, 1865. As four year of Civil War draw to a close, our country again faces unforgettable tragedy: the assassination of the President. Starring Lance Henriksen as the Great Emancipator and Rob Morrow as assassin John Wilkes Booth, ...See moreApril 14, 1865. As four year of Civil War draw to a close, our country again faces unforgettable tragedy: the assassination of the President. Starring Lance Henriksen as the Great Emancipator and Rob Morrow as assassin John Wilkes Booth, this riveting recreation of The Day Lincoln Was Shot (from Jim Bishop's landmark book) is a thrilling and detailed chronicle of the plot, murder and manhunt that changed America forever. To avenge what he called the Confederacy's "noble cause," Booth conspires with his motley followers, rages and boasts, and aspires to a place in history as a Great Man. The weary Lincoln, longing for a just peace, meets with his Cabinet, steals precious time with his family and dreams - literally - of the death of a President. Minute by minute, killer and victim edge closer to the burst of gunfire at Ford's Theatre that stopped Lincoln's heart - and shattered the country's soul. Written by Anonymous See less
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Jim Bishop (book) | Tim Metcalfe (teleplay) | John Gray (teleplay)
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Thomas John Kane (as Thomas Kane)
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Ronald Víctor García (as Ron Garcia)
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57 cast members
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Rob Morrow
John Wilkes Booth John Wilkes Booth   See fewer
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Lance Henriksen
President Abraham Lincoln President Abraham Lincoln   See fewer
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Donna Murphy
Mary Todd Lincoln Mary Todd Lincoln   See fewer
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Jean Louisa Kelly
Lucy Hale Lucy Hale   See fewer
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Wil Wheaton
Robert Todd Lincoln Robert Todd Lincoln   See fewer
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Titus Welliver
Lewis Thornton Paine Lewis Thornton Paine   See fewer
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Jaimz Woolvett
David E. Herold David E. Herold   See fewer
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Jeremy Sisto
Frederick Seward Frederick Seward   See fewer
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Kirk B.R. Woller
George A. Atzerodt (as Kirk B. R. Woller) George A. Atzerodt (as Kirk B. R. Woller)   See fewer
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John Pleshette
Secretary of State William Henry Seward Secretary of State William Henry Seward   See fewer
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Gregory Itzin
Mr. Crook Mr. Crook   See fewer
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Adam Lamberg
Thomas 'Tad' Lincoln Thomas 'Tad' Lincoln   See fewer
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John Ashton
Gen. Ulysses Simpson Grant Gen. Ulysses Simpson Grant   See fewer
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Eddie Jones
Secretary of War Edwin McMasters Stanton Secretary of War Edwin McMasters Stanton   See fewer
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Nancy Robinette
Mary E. Surratt Mary E. Surratt   See fewer
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Doug Olear
Doctor Leale Doctor Leale   See fewer
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Sean Baldwin
Major Rathbone Major Rathbone   See fewer
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Mercedes Herrero
Clara Harris Clara Harris   See fewer
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Jason Bowcutt
John Harrison Surratt John Harrison Surratt   See fewer
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Marty Lodge
Mr. Parker Mr. Parker   See fewer
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Tom Quinn
James T. Ford James T. Ford   See fewer
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Michael Noel
Lieutenant Lieutenant   See fewer
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Gary Wheeler
Doctor Samuel Alexander Mudd Doctor Samuel Alexander Mudd   See fewer
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Bob Supan
Burke, Booth's Photographer Burke, Booth's Photographer   See fewer
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Tim Carlin
Gardner, Lincoln's Photographer Gardner, Lincoln's Photographer   See fewer
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Martha Thimmesch
Senator Henry's Wife Senator Henry's Wife   See fewer
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Dan DePaola
Ned Spangler (as Dan DePaola) Ned Spangler (as Dan DePaola)   See fewer
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Scott Rinker
John George Nicolay John George Nicolay   See fewer
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Bob Child
Lieutenant Doherty Lieutenant Doherty   See fewer
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Harry Hawk Harry Hawk   See fewer
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Laura Keene Laura Keene   See fewer
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Mrs. Mountchessington Mrs. Mountchessington   See fewer
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Theatre Actress playing Augusta (as Meike ter Poorten) Theatre Actress playing Augusta (as Meike ter Poorten)   See fewer
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Safford (as Jon Tindle) Safford (as Jon Tindle)   See fewer
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Henry - Senator Henry - Senator   See fewer
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Perry Laylon Ojeda
Young Man in Ballroom Young Man in Ballroom   See fewer
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David Bryan Jackson
Louis (the Clerk) Louis (the Clerk)   See fewer
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Terry Wills
Man at Surratt House Man at Surratt House   See fewer
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Joseph Eubanks
Older Black Man in Richmond (as Joseph S. Eubanks) Older Black Man in Richmond (as Joseph S. Eubanks)   See fewer
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Carter Jahncke
Man in Bar Man in Bar   See fewer
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Richard Pilcher
Kirkwood Bartender Kirkwood Bartender   See fewer
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Doctor Taft Doctor Taft   See fewer
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John Lescault
Attorney General James Speed Attorney General James Speed   See fewer
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Soldier Soldier   See fewer
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Theatre Patron (uncredited) Theatre Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Civil War brass band (uncredited) Civil War brass band (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul D'Elia
Barfly (uncredited) Barfly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tracey Lynn Frame
John Admirer (uncredited) John Admirer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dignatary at the Hotel (uncredited) Dignatary at the Hotel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Merchant (uncredited) Merchant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Postmaster General William Dennison (uncredited) Postmaster General William Dennison (uncredited)   See fewer
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Union Cavalry Sergeant (uncredited) Union Cavalry Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Senator John Hale (uncredited) Senator John Hale (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 325 votes