Gary Glushon will executive produce. The film tells the story of a self-centered NASCAR driver Reeves who revitalizes his career by entering an international rally car race across China and learns to win as part of a team when he joins forces with a young Chinese woman who yearns to become a driver.
It contains all the musical numbers, with the exception of "Cool, Cool Considerate Men" and "Compliments". The soundtrack also contains the edited versions of some of the musical numbers which were presented in full on the laserdisc and DVD releases.
Although the Original Broadway Cast recording was released on CD inthe film soundtrack was not. Ralston HillRon HolgateDavid FordCharles Rule and others repeated their roles from the Broadway production, marking their only appearances in feature film.
This was a decision Warner made himself after feeling he made a mistake by turning down Julie Andrews for the film adaptation of My Fair Lady in favor of Audrey Hepburn. Exteriors were filmed at the Warner Ranch in Burbank, California, the former Columbia Pictures backlot, where they built an entire street of colonial Philadelphia.
Most of the colonial sets were destroyed by a fire in the mids.
This fountain still exists directly across the street from the Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie houses. The footage, some of physically poor quality, was restored for the later laserdisc and DVD releases.
President Richard NixonNixon requested to have the song removed from the film. To further complicate things as mentioned above, the song is anachronistic, because the terms "right" and "left" in politics were not coined until the French Revolution. Some of the dialogue was taken from words written, often years or even decades later, by the actual people involved, and rearranged for dramatic effect.
A supposed physical fight between Dickinson and Adams is portrayed, in which Dickinson calls Adams a "lawyer" as an epithet, which makes little sense since Dickinson was a lawyer himself.
Although the film initially uses actual correspondence between Abigail Adams and John Adams as a basis for dialogue, it romanticizes her views in later scenes. The film also fictionalizes the Martha Jefferson relationship in particular, depicting her as coming to the convention, when she had actually just suffered a miscarriage and was also dealing with complications of gestational diabetes and was an invalid in Virginia.
Another departure from history is that the separation from Great Britain was accomplished in two steps: The wording of the Declaration of Independence—the statement to the world as to the reasons necessitating the split—was then debated for three days before being approved on July 4.
The vote for independence did not hinge on some passages being removed from the Declaration, as implied in the film and the playsince Congress had already voted in favor of independence before debating the Declaration.
Others point out that the final, official copy of the document was signed by the delegates not on a single date, but over several weeks and months, commencing in July but not being completed until as late as September. The authors of had the delegates sign the Declaration on July 4 for dramatic reasons.
Many characters in differ from their historical counterparts. Central to the drama is the depiction of John Adams as "obnoxious and disliked. According to McCullough, no delegate described Adams as obnoxious in This version of John Adams is, in part, a composite charactercombining the real Adams with his cousin Samuel Adamswho was in Congress at the time but is not depicted in the play.
Further, Richard Henry Lee announces that he is returning to Virginia to serve as governor. John Adams was also depicted as disliking Richard Henry Lee, but according to McCullough, Adams expressed nothing but "respect and admiration for the tall, masterly Virginian.
Martha Jefferson never traveled to Philadelphia to be with her husband; she was extremely ill during the summer ofhaving just endured a miscarriage. The real Wilson, who was not yet a judge inhad been cautious about supporting independence at an earlier date, but he supported the resolution of independence when it came up for a vote.
Lyman Hall in a key scene with Adams is a paraphrase of a real quote by Burke. John Dickinsonwho is portrayed as an antagonist here, was motivated mainly by his Quaker roots and his respect for the British Constitution, having lived in England for 3 years in the s.
Thomas Jefferson wrote that "his name will be consecrated in history as one of the great worthies of the revolution". The Quaker-based population in the mid-Atlantic, represented by Dickinson, objected to this conception. The film also omits the fact that Dickinson, after refusing to sign the Declaration, set about drafting the Articles of Confederationwhich he based on "rights of Person" with no reference to anything but law created by human beings and the only reference to "men" being in the context of mustering armies.
This basis was then used when the Articles were converted to the Constitution but by then completely omitting the word "man" and only using the word "Person. The walkout is fictional, as the debate over the wording of the declaration took place after the vote for independence on July 2, and apparently most delegates, northern and southern, supported the deletion of the clause.
However, while we do know that, according to Jefferson, the clause was opposed by South Carolina and Georgia, plus unspecified "northern brethren",  that is all that is known about opposition to the clause.
Rutledge was a delegate from South Carolina, but there is no historical evidence that he played any part—much less a leadership role—in the opposition to the clause.
Thomas Jefferson is depicted in the musical as saying that he has resolved to free his slaves, something he did not do, except for a few slaves freed after his death 50 years later.
The musical also depicts Franklin as claiming that he is the founder of the first abolitionist organization in the New World; the real Franklin did not become an abolitionist until after the American Revolution, becoming president of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society in In both the play and the film, John Adams sarcastically predicts that Benjamin Franklin will receive from posterity too great a share of credit for the Revolution.
Fully grown, and on his horse. Franklin then electrified them with his miraculous lightning rod and the three of them—Franklin, Washington, and the horse—conducted the entire Revolution all by themselves.
In fact, Wilson was considered one of the leading thinkers behind the American cause, consistently supporting and arguing for independence, although he would not cast his vote until his district had been caucused.The popularity of this film embarrasses me.
As an American and a student of history, I watched this movie with overwhelming nausea. The characters are one-dimensional stereotypes, the plot is predictably cheesy, and the script could have been written by my year-old cousin. What do the X's mean? The X's just indicate the ones I either have not watched or I have watched but have no review or a puny review.
It's just a way to keep me from buying two copies of the same movie. What do the X's mean? The X's just indicate the ones I either have not watched or I have watched but have no review or a puny review.
It's just a way to keep me from buying two copies of the same movie. In the darkest days of the American Revolution, Francis Marion and his band of militia freedom fighters kept hope alive for the patriot cause during the critical British "southern campaign.".
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