The Founding Of America

Overview

Adapted by screenwriter Howard Fast from his own fact-based novel, this historical drama tells the story of one of the most unexpected triumphs of the American Revolutionary War. In December 1776, the armies of General George Washington Jeff Daniels are near the point of collapse; short on money and supplies, ravaged by disease, their numbers thinned by desertion, and freezing in summer uniforms in the midst of a brutal winter, it seems all but impossible that the Colonial Army can hold out much longer against ...
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Overview

Adapted by screenwriter Howard Fast from his own fact-based novel, this historical drama tells the story of one of the most unexpected triumphs of the American Revolutionary War. In December 1776, the armies of General George Washington Jeff Daniels are near the point of collapse; short on money and supplies, ravaged by disease, their numbers thinned by desertion, and freezing in summer uniforms in the midst of a brutal winter, it seems all but impossible that the Colonial Army can hold out much longer against the British Army and their allied German Hessian forces. With imminent defeat a clear possibility, Washington and his troops organize for an audacious surprise attack against the British soldiers on Christmas Day, hinging on the crossing of the freezing Delaware River in the middle of a storm. Co-starring Roger Rees, The Crossing was produced for broadcast by the Arts and Entertainment cable television network.
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Special Features

"History In the Making: The Revolution"; Behind-the-scenes featurettes; "Declaration of Independence" episode of Save Our History; "The Many Faces of Ben Franklin" making-of featurette; Timeline; Anecdotes; Quotes; List of innovations & inventions; "Benedict Arnold: Triumph and Treason"; Episode of A&E award-winning series Biography; Cast biographies/filmographies; Historical quotes
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/24/2009
  • UPC: 733961144574
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Rating:

  • Source: A&E Home Video
  • Time: 27:14:00
  • Format: DVD

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Founding Fathers of America
1. More Than Heroes [5:31]
2. Dynamic Duo [8:02]
3. Seeds of Revolution [9:30]
4. True Love [6:15]
5. Road to Rebellion [6:00]
6. Boston Tea Party [7:52]
1. Delegates' Mission [9:27]
2. Brink of Bloodshed [6:18]
3. American Spirit [9:43]
4. A New Vision [6:42]
5. Mr. President [3:37]
6. Common Sense [7:35]
Disc #2 -- Founding Fathers of America
1. Bold Proposal [3:19]
2. Motivation [5:11]
3. Declaration of Independence [6:23]
4. Grim Future [10:16]
5. Rags to Riches [8:42]
6. Diplomatic War [9:32]
1. Post-War Apathy [8:08]
2. Slavery System [2:47]
3. Constitutional Convention [17:03]
4. First Leader [3:59]
5. Cooperative Achievement [9:09]
6. Dreams of the Future [2:52]
Disc #3 -- Founding Fathers of America
1. President Elect [5:51]
2. Untrodden Ground [5:09]
3. The First Great Cabinet [6:23]
4. All Men are Created Equal [8:37]
5. Visionary Plan [8:42]
6. Sides of Slavery [11:08]
1. Republicans Vs. Federalists [5:14]
2. The National Bank [4:29]
3. War of Words [9:10]
4. Proclamation of Neutrality [10:20]
5. The Jay Treaty [7:57]
6. Changing Times [8:53]
Disc #4 -- Founding Fathers of America
1. Revolution Successors [9:48]
2. Political Intrigue [4:46]
3. First Scandalous Affair [4:50]
4. Quasi War [7:57]
5. Loss of the People [3:19]
6. Weighty Political Scales [12:33]
1. Man of the People [9:28]
2. Character Assassination [8:56]
3. Code of Honor [3:57]
4. Duel of Leadership [8:49]
5. Era of Democracy [6:33]
6. Independence Forever [10:05]
Disc #5 -- Founding Fathers of America
1. Introduction [2:47]
2. The First 24 Hours [10:04]
3. Before the War [5:07]
4. The Early Enemies [5:17]
5. Boston: The Seeds of Revolt [10:35]
6. The Oldest Revolutionary [6:03]
7. Bunker Hill: The First Great Battle [8:53]
1. Introduction [2:11]
2. The Leader Emerges [6:22]
3. The Guns of Ticonderoga [5:17]
4. The March to Quebec [5:17]
5. The Key to Canada [5:54]
6. The Declaration of Independence [11:12]
7. New York [13:12]
1. Introduction [2:31]
2. Trenton and Princeton [10:53]
3. Philadelphia [11:37]
4. Valcour Bay [4:59]
5. Burgoyne's Threat [7:48]
6. Saratoga [11:38]
Disc #6 -- Founding Fathers of America
1. Introduction [3:01]
2. France [10:36]
3. Monmouth [9:24]
4. War On the Frontier [8:08]
5. Burning Villages [6:59]
6. Morristown [7:18]
1. Introduction [2:25]
2. The Great Chain [7:18]
3. The Weak Link [10:00]
4. The Privateers [6:26]
5. The Pursuit of Empire [5:50]
6. The Siege of Charleston [3:29]
7. Camden [7:21]
1. Introduction [3:46]
2. The Cowpens [5:41]
3. Greene the Survivor [6:04]
4. Yorktown [13:55]
5. Peace [3:17]
6. Going Home [5:29]
7. We the People [6:54]
8. Epilogue [6:25]
Disc #7 -- Founding Fathers of America
1. Introduction [1:38]
2. Virginia Gentleman [3:03]
3. Turning Point [8:53]
4. Firing the First Shot [9:39]
5. Battlefields and Regiments [7:57]
6. Farms and Family [7:57]
7. Matter of Discipline [13:04]
8. Crossing the Delaware [13:05]
9. World Class Army [7:36]
10. Southern Strategy [7:37]
11. Battle at Yorktown [9:54]
12. Credits [:30]
Disc #8 -- Founding Fathers of America
1. Meet Dr. Franklin [2:13]
2. An Enigma [10:49]
3. Poor Richard [6:35]
4. Matters of Religion [4:45]
5. Unleashed Imagination [11:12]
6. Allies and Enemies [11:03]
7. Diplomatic Genius [9:16]
8. Governed By Passion [11:02]
9. A Virtual Stranger [9:30]
10. Falling Out of Favor [2:59]
11. In Remembrance [4:45]
12. Credits [6:13]
Disc #9 -- Founding Fathers of America
1. Ardent Patriot [3:27]
2. Plan of Attack [8:05]
3. Casualties of War [5:35]
4. An Act of Faith [7:14]
5. Course of Action [7:37]
6. Affairs In Order [7:43]
7. An Officer's Duty [6:35]
8. Talk of Treason [4:20]
9. Price of Loyalty [5:54]
10. Point of No Return [5:38]
11. Party to Treachery [4:07]
12. Divine Providence [3:12]
13. Secrets Revealed [7:32]
14. All Is Lost [6:09]
15. Changing Colors [3:18]
16. Aftermath [5:27]
Disc #10 -- Founding Fathers of America
1. The Delaware River [5:01]
2. Get Those Boats [5:13]
3. We Must Endure [6:12]
4. Plea For Help [4:01]
5. Trenton [2:50]
6. The Future of Our Struggle [1:17]
7. Preparation [9:34]
8. 2,000 to Cross [2:55]
9. Cast Off [9:58]
10. Attack In Daylight [6:19]
11. Eight O'Clock [12:04]
12. Surrender [13:01]
13. Ready to March [6:54]
Disc #11 -- Founding Fathers of America
1. Introduction [13:27]
2. The Boston Massacre [10:31]
3. Continental Congress [6:18]
4. The British are Coming [6:36]
5. Lexington and Concord [7:23]
6. Credits [:30]
1. Introduction [15:48]
2. Bunker Hill [8:07]
3. Building a Force [5:09]
4. Dunmore's Proclamation [8:06]
5. Washington First Success [7:37]
6. Credits [:30]
1. Introduction [9:56]
2. Talk of Liberty [10:07]
3. The Wait [7:50]
4. Declaration of Independence [6:58]
5. Battle For New York [9:56]
6. Credits [:30]
1. Introduction [8:40]
2. Retreat From New York [9:12]
3. Lee Vs. Washington [6:41]
4. Occupation of New Jersey [8:12]
5. Crossing the Delaware [11:59]
6. Credits [:30]
Disc #12 -- Founding Fathers of America
1. Introduction [8:01]
2. Fall of Fort Ticonderoga [7:29]
3. Brandywine Creek [8:35]
4. Battle of Freeman's Farm [9:15]
5. Battle of Saratoga [11:25]
6. Credits [:20]
1. Introduction [10:43]
2. Valley Forge [8:13]
3. John Paul Jones [7:51]
4. British Retreat From Philadelphia [9:15]
5. Monmouth Courthouse [:00]
6. Credits [8:14]
1. Introduction [9:55]
2. The French Alliance [8:45]
3. An Uphill Struggle [7:19]
4. The Iroquois Nation [9:42]
5. Arnold's Treason [9:04]
6. Credits [:29]
Disc #13 -- Founding Fathers of America
1. Introduction [11:06]
2. The Jewel of the South [7:59]
3. British Siege On Charleston [11:27]
4. The Noose Tightens [6:08]
5. The South Surrenders [8:06]
6. Credits [:30]
1. Introduction [9:46]
2. Cornwallis Returns [8:09]
3. The Battle of Camden [7:45]
4. Greene and Morgan Lead the South [:00]
5. Toasting the French Arrival [8:55]
6. Credits [9:39]
1. Introduction [9:24]
2. Cornwallis Vs. Greene [6:01]
3. The Tide is About to Turn [6:49]
4. Convergence at Yorktown [9:22]
5. The End Game Has Arrived [11:55]
6. Credits [:30]
Disc #14 -- Founding Fathers of America
1. Introduction [9:12]
2. The Paris Peace Table [10:03]
3. Discontent of a New Nation [7:51]
4. Aftermath of the War [6:24]
5. The Constitution [11:16]
6. Credits [:20]
1. Introduction [10:51]
2. The Jouney Begins [8:51]
3. On the Road to Inauguration [8:36]
4. Remembering the Delaware [6:02]
5. The Incomparable Benjamin Franklin [:00]
6. Credits [9:55]
1. Introduction [10:37]
2. Leaving Philadelphia [10:32]
3. Humiliation and Success [7:49]
4. Postwar Challenges [6:16]
5. President George Washington [9:02]
6. Credits [:20]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Founding Fathers of America
   Rebels With a Cause: Play Program
   Rebels With a Cause: Scene Selections
   Rebels With a Cause: Closed Captions
   Taking Liberty: Play Program
   Taking Liberty: Scene Selections
   Taking Liberty: Closed Captions
   Play Both Programs
Disc #2 -- Founding Fathers of America
   You Say You Want a Revolution?: Play Program
   You Say You Want a Revolution?: Scene Selections
   You Say You Want a Revolution?: Closed Captions
   A Healthy Constitution: Play Program
   A Healthy Constitution: Scene Selections
   A Healthy Constitution: Closed Captions
   Play Both Programs
Disc #3 -- Founding Fathers of America
   A More Perfect Union Part One: Play Program
   A More Perfect Union Part One: Scene Selections
   A More Perfect Union Part Two: Play Program
   A More Perfect Union Part Two: Scene Selections
   Play Both Programs
   Closed Captions
Disc #4 -- Founding Fathers of America
   Evolution of a Revolution Part One: Play Program
   Evolution of a Revolution Part One: Scene Selection
   Evolution of a Revolution Part Two: Play Program
   Evolution of a Revolution Part Two: Scene Selections
   Play Both Programs
   Closed Captioning
Disc #5 -- Founding Fathers of America
   The Conflict Ignites
      Play All
   1776
      Play All
   Washington & Arnold
      Play All
Disc #6 -- Founding Fathers of America
   The World at War
      Play All
   England's Last Chance
      Play All
   Birth of the Republic
      Play All
Disc #7 -- Founding Fathers of America
   Play Program
   Scene Selection
   Bonus: History In the Making: Washington the Warrior
Disc #8 -- Founding Fathers of America
   Play Program
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Bonus Programs
         The Many Faces of Ben Franklin
         Save Our History: Declaration of Independence
      About Ben Franklin
         Timeline
         Anecdotes
         Quotes
         Innovations & Inventions
Disc #9 -- Founding Fathers of America
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Making of Benedict Arnold
      A&E Biography - Benedict Arnold: Triumph and Treason
      Biographies / Filmographies
         Aidan Quinn
         Kelsey Grammer
      DVD Credits
Disc #10 -- Founding Fathers of America
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      The Making of The Crossing
      Historical Quotes
      Biographies and Filmogrphies
         Jeff Daniels
         Roger Rees
Disc #11 -- Founding Fathers of America
   Boston, Bloody Boston
      Play All
   Rebellion to Revolution
      Play All
   Declaring Independence
      Play All
   American Crisis
      Play All
Disc #12 -- Founding Fathers of America
   Path to World War
      Play All
   Forging an Army
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   Treason & Betrayal
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Disc #13 -- Founding Fathers of America
   The War Head's South
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   Hornet's Nest
      Play All
   The End Game
      Play All
Disc #14 -- Founding Fathers of America
   Becoming a Nation
      Play All
   Road to the Presidency
      Play All
   A President and His Revolution
      Play All
   Bonus: Behind the Scenes: The Revolution
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