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The Crossing (1999)





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Adapted by screenwriter Howard Fast from his own fact-based novel, this historical drama tells the story of one of the most unexpected triumphs of the American Revolutionary War. In December 1776, the armies of General George Washington (Jeff Daniels) are near the point of collapse; short on money and supplies, ravaged by disease, their numbers thinned by desertion, and freezing in summer uniforms in the midst of a brutal winter, it seems all but impossible that the Colonial Army can hold out much longer against the British Army and their allied German Hessian forces. With imminent defeat a clear possibility, Washington and his troops organize for an audacious surprise attack against the British soldiers on Christmas Day, hinging on the crossing of the freezing Delaware River in the middle of a storm. Co-starring Roger Rees, The Crossing was produced for broadcast by the Arts and Entertainment cable television network.


Jeff Daniels
as General Washington
Roger Rees
as General Mercer
Steven McCarthy
as Captain Alexander Hamilton
Sebastian Roche
as Colonel Glover
Ned Vukovic
as Sterling
Karl Pruner
as Sullivan
Duncan McLeod
as Williams
Cliff Saunders
as Billy Perkins
Donald Ewer
as McKonkey
Shaun Austin-Olsen
as Mr. Barclay
Paulette Sinclair
as Mrs. Barclay
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Critic Reviews for The Crossing

All Critics (3)

Even though we know how it all ends, there are moving moments to be found here...

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Crossing

A well executed docudrama, and apparently a slightly controversial look at George Washington. Jeff Daniels (George Washington) not only gives a really good performance here, he even looks very much like how I would picture the man. The authenticity of the costumes, and battle movements, also add to the appeal of this film. Students of military history should find this very interesting.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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