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George Washington (1984)

This 1984 miniseries chronicles the life of George Washington, the 1st President of the United States, from age 11 to age 51. Based on the biography by James Thomas Flexner.

Release Date: Sun, Apr 08, 1984

Country: US
Language: En
Runtime: 120

Barry Bostwick
Gen. George Washington
Jeremy Kemp
Gen. Horatio Gates
James Mason
Gen. Edward Braddock
Patty Duke
Martha Washington
Clive Revill
Lord Loudoun
Hal Holbrook
John Adams
David Dukes
George William 'Will' Fairfax
Jaclyn Smith
Sally Fairfax
Lloyd Bridges
Caleb Quinn
José Ferrer
Governor Dinwiddie
Richard Kiley
George Mason
Rosemary Murphy
Mary Ball Washington
Robert Stack
General Stark
Trevor Howard
Lord Fairfax
Stephen Macht
General Benedict Arnold
Anthony Zerbe
General St. Pierre

Season 1:

Part 1
Episode 1: Part 1 (Apr 08, 1984)
The mini series begins by showing us a young George Washington living a comfortable life at his family home in Mount Vernon. We rapidly proceed to see young George become a member of the American militia and fight alongside the British regulars in the French and Indian war. The episode concludes with the first rumblings of revolution from the Americans and a demand that King George back off on his demands for new taxes.
Part 2
Episode 2: Part 2 (Apr 10, 1984)
The second part of the mini series shows us the initial skirmishes of the American forces with the British regulars and the efforts to save the alliance between the American colonies and their parent country in Great Britain. Ultimately, relations break down and a Continental Army is raised with Lieutenant Washington being commissioned as General Washington to lead the new army. The episode concludes with General Washington's daring effort to attack the British by crossing the Delaware River on Christmas Eve.
Part 3
Episode 3: Part 3 (Apr 11, 1984)
The final part of the miniseries shows us the aftermath of the initial battles with the British, General Benedict Arnold's betrayal of the American forces and the ultimate victory at the end of the war. We conclude with a scene at Fraunces Tavern in New York City where General Washington bids farewell to his troops. He then proceeds to return home to Mount Vernon, where he kisses Martha and closes the door on this chapter of his life.

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