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Movie propaganda

During the USA Civil War, captured Union soldiers arrive inside the barrackless POW encampment called Andersonville. The new arrivals, like the hapless souls there before them, are quick to learn the ways of survival.

Persons of interest

  • Jarrod Emick .... Josiah Day
  • Frederic Forrest .... Sergeant McSpadden
  • Ted Marcoux .... Martin Blackburn
  • Carmen Argenziano .... Hopkins
  • Jayce Bartok .... Billy
  • Frederick Coffin .... Collins
  • Cliff De Young .... Sergeant John Gleason
  • Denis Forest .... Mad Matthew
  • Justin Henry .... Tyce
  • Tony Higgins .... Tucker
  • Andrew Kavovit .... Tobias
  • Olek Krupa .... Olek Wisnovsky
  • William H Macy .... Colonel Chandler
  • Matt McGrath .... Ethan
  • Peter Murnik .... Limber Jim
  • Gabriel Olds .... Bob Reese
  • David W Rintels .... Screenwriter
  • John Frankenheimer .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

  • Awards and film festivals:
    • American Cinema Editors (USA) 1997: Eddie Best Edited Episode from a Television Miniseries (Paul Rubell for Part II)
    • Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS - Emmys) 1996: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing for a Miniseries or a Special (John Frankenheimer); Nomination: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Art Direction for a Miniseries or a Special (Michael Z Hanan (production designer), Edward L Rubin (art director), Douglas A Mowat (set decorator) for Part I), Outstanding Individual Achievement in Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Special (Ric Waite for Part II), Outstanding Individual Achievement in Costume Design for a Miniseries or a Special (May Routh for Part II), Outstanding Individual Achievement in Editing for a Miniseries or a Special - Single Camera Production (Paul Rubell for Part II), Outstanding Individual Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Drama Miniseries or a Special (Mary H Ellis (production mixer), Richard D Rogers (re-recording mixer), John J Stephens (re-recording mixer), Grover B Helsley (re-recording mixer) for Part II), Outstanding Miniseries (Ethel Winant - executive producer, John Frankenheimer - executive producer, David W Rintels, Diane Batson-Smith - co-producer)
    • Casting Society of America (USA) 1996: Artios Best Casting for TV Miniseries (Marsha Kleinman)
    • Directors Guild of America (USA) 1997: Nomination: DGA Award Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Specials (John Frankenheimer)
    • Motion Picture Sound Editors (USA) 1996: Nomination: Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing - Television Mini-Series - Sound Effects and Foley (Brady Schwartz)
    • Writers Guild of America (USA) 1997: Nomination: WGA Award (TV) Original Long Form (David W Rintels for Part II)
  • See also Cold mountain, Seraphim Falls
  • Studios and distributors:

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

War is hell. Prison is hell. Life is hell. And that's the good part.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound
  • Languages: English
  • Picture: Fullscreen (1.85:1/16:9 enhanced)
  • Special features:
    • Commentaries: 2
    • Deleted scenes: A visit from the ladies
    • DVD-ROM:
      • A soldier's journey
      • Images from Andersonville
      • Cast/Creator profiles
      • Historical background
      • Inside Andersonville

Security censorship classification

M (Adult themes, medium level violence)

Surveillance time

175 minutes (2:55 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD retail: 6 August 2003

Cinema surveillance images

Andersonville image

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