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The crossing

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In the darkest days of the USA revolution, the legend of one man and the fate of a nation was forged.

It is December 1776, nearly six months since the American colonies began their war for independence. Since the beginning, the Continental Army of George Washington (Jeff Daniels) has suffered greatly at the hands of the superior British troops. The colonists have not won any battles and with the deepening of winter it appears that the revolution is doomed to fail and the rebels are sure to hang.

But in the face of incredible adversity, Washington and his aide, General Mercer, have planned an inspired military manoeuvre. With the help of Colonel John Glover and his team of boatmen, Washington will transport the entire Continental Army across the Delaware River in the dark of night, positioning his troops to launch a stunning dawn attack that could change the course of the war.

Also starring Roger Rees, Sebastian Roché, Steven McCarthy, John Henry Canavan, Ned Vukovic, David Ferry, Karl Pruner, Nigel Bennett and James Kidnie. Written by Howard Fast, directed by Robert Harmon.

Security censorship classification

M (Medium level violence)

Surveillance time

89 minutes (1:29 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

17 May 2000

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