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John Adams is a sprawling HBO miniseries event that depicts the extraordinary life and times of one of America's least understood, and most underestimated, founding fathers: the second President of the United States, John Adams. Starring Paul Giamatti (Sideways, Cinderella Man, HBOs American Spendor) in the title role and Laura Linney (You Can Count on Me, Kinsey) as Adams devoted wife Abigail, John Adams chronicles the extraordinary life journey of one of the primary shapers of our independence and government, whose legacy has often been eclipsed by more flamboyant contemporaries like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Franklin.

Set against the backdrop of a nation's stormy birth, this sweeping miniseries is a moving love story, a gripping narrative, and a fascinating study of human nature. Above all, at a time when the nation is increasingly polarized politically, this story celebrates the shared values of liberty and freedom upon which this country was built.

DVD Features

  • Documentary
  • Behind-the-Scene Featurettes
  • Production Notes

Cast

Paul GiamattiJohn Adams
Laura LinneyAbigail Adams
Danny HustonSamuel Adams
John Bedford LloydRichard Palmes
Justin TherouxJohn Hancock
Ritchie CosterCaptain Preston
Guy HenryJonathan Sewall
Brennan BrownRobert Treat Paine
Boris McGiverRobert Goddard
Tom BeckettElbridge Gerry
Bill BuellJustice Lynde
Cheyenne CasebierEsther Sewall
Dara ColemanJames Forrest
Tripp GreenMatthew Kilroy
Zeljko IvanekJohn Dickinson
Stephen DillaneThomas Jefferson
David MorseGeorge Washington
John DossettBenjamin Rush
Tom WilkinsonBenjamin Franklin
Jean-Hugues AngladeComte de Vergennes
Neal HuffCaptain John Tucker
Tom HollanderKing George III
Sarah PolleyNabby Adams Smith
Ebon Moss-BachrachJohn Quincy Adams
Rufus SewellAlexander Hamilton
Mamie GummerSally Smith Adams
Zak OrthJames McHenry
Pamela StewartPatsy Jefferson

  • Genre: TV
  • Theme(s): Historical
  • Director: Tom Hooper
  • Producer: HBO Home Video
  • Length: 560 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMar 16, 2008
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJun 10, 2008
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