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Revolution

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This period drama about the American Revolution has an overlay of rhetoric that thwarts the action, flattening out the story about a man and his loved ones caught up in the events of the time. Tom Dobb Al Pacino falls in love with Daisy McConnahay Nastassja Kinski, an aristocrat who deserts her class to fight alongside the rebels. Tom teaches his son Ned Dexter Fletcher everything he needs to learn, though the growing rebellion consumes most of his attention. Eventually, the Redcoats are mowed down in large ...
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Overview

This period drama about the American Revolution has an overlay of rhetoric that thwarts the action, flattening out the story about a man and his loved ones caught up in the events of the time. Tom Dobb Al Pacino falls in love with Daisy McConnahay Nastassja Kinski, an aristocrat who deserts her class to fight alongside the rebels. Tom teaches his son Ned Dexter Fletcher everything he needs to learn, though the growing rebellion consumes most of his attention. Eventually, the Redcoats are mowed down in large battle scenes, as the ragtag Colonialists go to war.
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Special Features

Revisiting Revolution: a conversation with Al Pacino and Hugh Hudson; Theatrical trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/26/2009
  • UPC: 883929008131
  • Original Release: 1985
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:55:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 34,035

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Al Pacino Tom Dobb
Donald Sutherland Sgt. Maj. Peasy
Nastassja Kinski Daisy McConnahay
Joan Plowright Mrs. McConnahay
Steven Berkoff Sgt. Jones
Annie Lennox Liberty Woman
John Wells Corty
Dexter Fletcher Ned Dobb
Sid Owen Young Ned
Richard O'Brien Lord Hampton
Felicity Dean Betsy
Jonathan Adams Chaplain
Jesse Birdsall Corporal to Sgt. Peasy
Theresa Boden Abby
Paul Brooke Lord Darling
Rebecca Calder Bella
Robbie Coltrane New York Burgher
Brendan Conroy New York Burgher
Harry Ditson Israel Davis
Joseph Running Fox Iroquois Indian
Graham Greene Ongwata
Stefan Gryff Capt. Lacy
Kate Hardie Carrie Cray
Richard Hicks Roger Otis
Paul Humpoletz New York Burgher
Tristram Jellinek Marcel
Cameron Johann Ben
Dave King Mr. McConnahay
Steve Kligerman Clowski
Denis Lacroix Iroquois Indian
Jo Anna Lee Amy
William Marlowe Sgt. Marley
Cheryl Miller Cuffy
Eric Milota Merle
Olinka
Harold Pacheco Iroquois Indian
John Patrick Sgt. Malin
Gabriel Pontello
Danny Potts Ahab
Adrian Rawlins Bill
Manning Redwood Capt. Cray
Larry Sellers Honehwah
Mathew Sim New York Burgher
Malcolm Terris Dr. Sloan
Lex Van Delden Pierre
Skeeter Vaughan Tonti
Frank Windsor Gen. Washington
Technical Credits
Hugh Hudson Director
Stuart Baird Editor
John Bunker Art Director
Chris Burt Executive Producer, Producer
Robert Chartoff Producer
John Corigliano Score Composer
Robert Dillon Screenwriter
Paul Engelen Makeup
Assheton Gorton Production Designer
Bernard Lutic Cinematographer
Malcolm Middleton Art Director
Ann Mollo Set Decoration/Design
John Mollo Costumes/Costume Designer
Eddie Stacey Stunts
Alan Whibley Special Effects
Irwin Winkler Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Revolution
1. Foreword and Credits [2:00]
2. Boat Seizure [4:13]
3. Paper Promise [2:57]
4. Father and Son Conscripts [6:24]
5. Striped Tourniquet [2:25]
6. Yellow Flowers, Red Blood [4:57]
7. Peasy's Platoon [4:47]
8. Retreat [2:52]
9. Ain't My Fight [5:44]
10. Hampton's Displeasure [3:32]
11. Making Up Her Mind [1:53]
12. Sticking With the Officers [4:15]
13. The Hunt [3:46]
14. So End the American Dream [2:41]
15. Peasy's Displeasure [2:31]
16. Off To Save Ned [3:23]
17. Ned's Punishment [3:42]
18. Rescuing Ned and Merle [4:47]
19. Trapping the Hunters [3:02]
20. Who Kills My Enemy [2:37]
21. Cauterizing Ned's Wounds [5:40]
22. Valley Forge Reunion [5:13]
23. Hands Like Each Other's [2:19]
24. Only You [2:36]
25. Sneak Attack [2:06]
26. The Idea Of America [4:05]
27. In Their Sights [3:30]
28. Blood On the Beach [5:15]
29. Surrender [3:06]
30. War Debt [2:28]
31. Family Farewell [3:45]
32. End Credits [2:37]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Revolution
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Revisiting Revolution: A Conversation With Al Pacino and Director Hugh Hudson
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages
         English
      Subtitles
         English (For the Hearing Impaired)
         Fran├žais
         Subtitles: Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2003

    How we got to be Americans!

    This was what it was all about! At last someone stuck to history and told it like happened to thousands of every day Americans in the American Revolution. No, this is not another film about our founding fathers or rich, high-society revolutionaries. This story is about the average American, and is a composite of the common experiences of many Americans through the character played by Al Pacino. Even the often negative attitude of the ordinary citizen toward their new government, especially early in the revolution,is convincingly revealed by the main character. But soon the viewer feels the average American's inevitable reaction to the cruel tyranny of the British and is sympathetically pulled into the Revolution and the film through Pacino's skilfull portrayal. Watching this film makes you proud to be an American. A gutsy and convincing role by Pacino. Perhaps his best role yet. Not much Hollywood here, just good drama based on real historical incidents and expierences. If you want to know why we had a revolution with the British then watch this film. If you want to know what makes Americans uniquely ''American'' with defiant, independent behavior and a quickness to speak out for their rights, then Revolution is for you. But, if you want pure Hollywood, then stick with the Patriot. This film is the equal to The Crossing in drama and historical accuracy. Revolution should be required viewing in highschools along with The Crossing. This is about why we are who we are. One of the most underated films ever to come out of Hollywood. Great Fourth of July-or any time-fare!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2002

    OK, but not great

    I thought the movie was ok, but ive seen better war movies. I thought pacino did a terrible job.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2001

    excellant movie making

    I saw this film when it first came out on video in the 80's and i found that for me it is the film that i use to judge all american war films about the 1776 war of independents.

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