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Class of '61 (1993)

Three West Point 1861 generation cadets and friends go on opposite sides after the breakout of The Civil War, with tragic consequences. A subplot involves Lucius, a Shelby Peyton's slave, who kills a slave trader and goes on the run.

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Gregory Hoblit

Writer:

Jonas McCord
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christien Anholt ... Terry O'Neil
Andre Braugher ... Lucius
Dan Futterman ... Shelby Peyton
Josh Lucas ... George Armstrong Custer (as Joshua Lucas)
Clive Owen ... Devin O'Neil
Sophie Ward ... Shannon O'Neil
Sue-Ann Leeds Sue-Ann Leeds ... Rose O'Neal Greenhow
Laura Linney ... Lily Magraw
Niall O'Brien Niall O'Brien ... James O'Neil (Da)
Paul Guilfoyle
Dana Ivey ... Mrs. Julia Peyton
Frederick Rolf Frederick Rolf
Timothy Scott ... (as Tim Scott)
Beverly Todd
Ed Wiley
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Three West Point 1861 generation cadets and friends go on opposite sides after the breakout of The Civil War, with tragic consequences. A subplot involves Lucius, a Shelby Peyton's slave, who kills a slave trader and goes on the run.

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Can the best of friendships survive the worst times?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Class of '61 See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Noted writer, historian and novelist Shelby Foote--perhaps most well known for his appearances in Ken Burns' PBS series The Civil War--served as a historical consultant for this Spielberg-produced ABC pilot that's now seen as a stand-alone movie. Burns was also connected to the Class of '61. See more »

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An even balance between history and drama
14 July 2002 | by =G=See all my reviews

The "Class of '61" looks at the splitting apart of the Union through the lives of three West Point graduates and their ramifications of families and friends imparting a sense of the times; sentiments, circumstances, and political climate. From Sumter to First Manassas, this didactic presentation is an even blend of drama and history with enough of each to entertain and inform though it does spread itself to a necessary thinness. Not sufficient as a stand alone drama, "Class of '61" is worth a look for anyone interested in Civil War history. C+


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