John Adams (2008)
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Unnecessary War 

After Adams becomes President continues Washington's policy of neutrality between England and France despite opposition inside his own cabinet.

Director:

Tom Hooper

Writers:

Kirk Ellis, David McCullough (book)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Paul Giamatti ... John Adams
Laura Linney ... Abigail Adams
Stephen Dillane ... Thomas Jefferson
Rufus Sewell ... Alexander Hamilton
Sarah Polley ... Nabby Adams
John Dossett ... Benjamin Rush
Samuel Barnett ... Thomas Adams
Kevin Trainor ... Charles Adams
Mamie Gummer ... Sally Smith Adams
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Curran ... White House Construction Foreman
Lucas N. Hall ... Continental Army Officer
Charisse Matthews ... White House Servant
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Storyline

Following the peace treaty with England President Adams struggles to avoid war with France despite pressure from his Federalist cabinet and French provocation. John finds the price of peace to his career and the price of his long career of public service to his family is indeed high. Written by David Foss

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Release Date:

13 April 2008 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

In the theatre scene, the lines being spoken by the actor are from the 1787 play "The Contrast," written by Royall Tyler. Tyler had been a suitor of Abigail "Nabby" Adams. See more »

Goofs

As Adams leaves the White House for the last time, we see the sun rising in the South. See more »

Quotes

John Adams: Now, your immediate resignations will be accepted, gentlemen!
Timothy Pickering: I don't feel it my duty to resign.
John Adams: Oh? Excellent. Excellent. Then you leave me the far more satisfying remedy of removing you from office.
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Connections

Version of The Adams Chronicles (1976) See more »

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Written by Rob Lane
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