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1776 1972

  • Peter H. Hunt
  • November 9, 1972
  • 142 mins
  • English
  • Comedy, Drama, History, Music
The award winning musical comes to the screen!
The film focuses on the representatives of the Thirteen original colonies who participated in the Second Continental Congress. 1776 depicts the three months of deliberation (and, oftentimes, acrimonious debate) that led up to the signing of one of the most important documents in the History of the United States, the Declaration of Independence.


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I may be a day (actually almost two days) late and a dollar short, but I made it a point to watch this movie, on this July 4th weekend. For it's historical inaccuracies it is still one of the most poignant yet witty tellings of the creation of the Deceleration of Independence. I urge you to make time for it, it is certainly well worth it. The cast is wonderful, the musical may not be memorable but is great in it's own right, and the comedy is neither crass nor boring. It's certainly an under-rated musical and a must see for families especially around this time of year, as it helps remind us of the principles this great nation was founded upon.

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