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Taking Liberty (1993)

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Independent Nell Prescott gets involved in intrigue and heroism during the American Revolution and meets Benjamin Franklin along the way.

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Stuart Gillard

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John Watson (story), Pen Densham (story) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Ron Bianchi Ron Bianchi ... Mr. Thatcher
Robert Boynton Robert Boynton ... British Soldier / Dungeon Guard
Jason Carter ... Major John Simco
Eric Close ... Adam
Shirley Anne Field
Jim Gloster Jim Gloster
Ed Grady
Michael Harding ... (as Mike Harding)
Shannon Kenny
Brad Moranz Brad Moranz
Stephanie Morgenstern ... Sarah
John Allen Nelson
Larry Parks Larry Parks ... Baron Von Wolfsburg (as Barry Bell)
Alan Sader Alan Sader
William Morgan Sheppard ... (as W. Morgan Sheppard)
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Independent Nell Prescott gets involved in intrigue and heroism during the American Revolution and meets Benjamin Franklin along the way.

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English

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Filmed as a TV pilot on location at "Old Salem" a living history museum in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Salem was founded by members of the Moravian Church in 1753. See more »

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Are you kidding me?
28 November 2009 | by ejj1955See all my reviews

Why on earth would anyone make a movie about the American Revolution and get the simplest facts wrong? This purports to be happening in 1778, with Benjamin Franklin aiding the heroine and her rebel pals. The fact that Franklin was in France then is dismissed with his airy explanation: "oh, I'm there some of the time, but there's so much work to do here . . . " He was a public figure and a famous man; he could not have slipped casually away from France for months on end without it being noticed. And for some reason he has his secret hideout/laboratory in New York, not in Philadelphia--why?

When she's looking for "Poor Richard," she shows no recognition of the name, although it was about as famous as Franklin himself. His almanack and the sayings from it were very well known.

What a silly film. About the most I can say for it is that it's pretty--nice scenery, some handsome horses, some lovely if not particularly historically accurate clothing. But it's much more a fantasy than a history.


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