Conspirator

Conspirator

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Director: Robert Redford

Cast: Robert Redford, Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Tom Wilkinson

     
 

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Robert Redford focuses on the chaotic moment in history directly following President Lincoln's assassination to tell the story of the proud mother charged with committing the monumental crime, and the ambitious young lawyer who reluctantly becomes her defense attorney. The Civil War has ended, and upon returning home, Union War heroSee more details below

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Robert Redford focuses on the chaotic moment in history directly following President Lincoln's assassination to tell the story of the proud mother charged with committing the monumental crime, and the ambitious young lawyer who reluctantly becomes her defense attorney. The Civil War has ended, and upon returning home, Union War hero Frederick Aiken (James McAvoy) endeavors to enter the world of politics by establishing himself as a lawyer. Though a high-society ball provides Aiken with the unique opportunity to gain an audience with standing Secretary of War Edwin Stanton (Kevin Kline), history intervenes when John Wilkes Booth fires the fateful bullet that ends the president's life. The nation is soon engulfed in turmoil as a massive manhunt for Booth's collaborators commences, leading lawmen to Confederate sympathizer Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), whose son John has become a prime suspect, yet remains dubiously out of reach. Meanwhile, as the American public cries out for justice, former attorney general Reverdy Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) persuades Aiken to act as Mrs. Surratt's defense lawyer, and the mounting pressure both in and out of the courtroom begins to weigh on the conflicted barrister's conscience as the pressure turns up on John to give himself up, and save his mother from paying for his crime in the gallows. Kevin Kline, Alexis Bledel, Evan Rachel Wood, and Justin Long co-star.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/16/2011
UPC:
0031398140658
Original Release:
2010
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
2:02:00
Sales rank:
35,897

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robin Wright Mary Surratt
James McAvoy Frederick Aiken
Tom Wilkinson Reverdy Johnson
Evan Rachel Wood Anna Surratt
Kevin Kline Edwin Stanton
Alexis Bledel Sarah
Danny Huston Joseph Holt
Justin Long Nicholas Baker
Colm Meaney General David Hunter
James Badge Dale William Hamilton
Johnny Simmons John Surratt
Toby Kebbell John Wilkes Booth
Jonathan Groff Louis Weichman
Stephen Root John Lloyd

Technical Credits
Robert Redford Director,Producer
Gregory Bernstein Original Story
Brian Falk Producer
Louise Frogley Costumes/Costume Designer
Jonathan S. Gaynor Sound/Sound Designer
William Holderman Executive Producer
Mark Isham Score Composer
Kalina Ivanov Production Designer
Avy Kaufman Casting
Craig McKay Editor
Joe Ricketts Executive Producer
Jeremiah Samuels Executive Producer
Greg Shapiro Producer
Newton Thomas Sigel Cinematographer
James D. Solomon Original Story,Screenwriter
Robert Stone Producer
Webster Stone Executive Producer

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Scene Index

BonusView commentary with director Robert Redford ; Audio commentary with director Robert Redford ; Feature-length documentary: "The Conspirator: The Photo Kill Lincoln"; The Making of The Conspirator ; Introduction to The American Film Company ; 10 "Witness History" featurettes on the historical background and making of the film ; Photo gallery ; Theatrical trailer and tv spots

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