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By on November 14, 2012

Category: Biography
All Genres: Biography, Drama, History, ,
Release Year: 2012
Country: USA
Runtime: 150
Rating: 7.8 (56146)
Languages: English
Director: Steven Spielberg
Sound: Dolby Digital, Datasat, SDDS

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  • Writing by: Tony Kushner – (screenplay)
    Doris Kearns Goodwin – (book "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln") (in part)

    Produced by: Kathleen Kennedy – producer
    Jonathan King – executive producer
    Daniel Lupi – executive producer
    Kristie Macosko – co-producer (as Kristie Macosko Krieger)
    Jeff Skoll – executive producer
    Adam Somner – co-producer
    Steven Spielberg – producer

    Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis – Abraham Lincoln
    Sally Field – Mary Todd Lincoln
    David Strathairn – William Seward
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Robert Lincoln
    James Spader – W.N. Bilbo
    Hal Holbrook – Preston Blair
    Tommy Lee Jones – Thaddeus Stevens
    John Hawkes – Robert Latham
    Jackie Earle Haley – Alexander Stephens
    Bruce McGill – Edwin Stanton
    Tim Blake Nelson – Richard Schell

    Music: John Williams
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    Plot: In 1865, as the American Civil War winds inexorably toward conclusion, U.S. president Abraham Lincoln endeavors to achieve passage of the landmark constitutional amendment which will forever ban slavery from the United States. However, his task is a race against time, for peace may come at any time, and if it comes before the amendment is passed, the returning southern states will stop it before it can become law. Lincoln must, by almost any means possible, obtain enough votes from a recalcitrant Congress before peace arrives and it is too late. Yet the president is torn, as an early peace would save thousands of lives. As the nation confronts its conscience over the freedom of its entire population, Lincoln faces his own crisis of conscience — end slavery or end the war.

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