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George Wallace (1997)





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Primera parte de dos. La vida de George Wallace (Gary Sinise), el gobernador de Alabama que utilizó su plataforma racista para ganar éxito en la política, hasta que una bala lo dejó incapacitado. Mare Winningham, Clarence Williams III, Joe Don Baker, Angelina Jolie. Director: John Frankenheimer.


Gary Sinise
as George Wallace
Mare Winningham
as Lurleen Wallace
Joe Don Baker
as Big Jim Folsom
Angelina Jolie
as Cornelia Wallace
Terry Kinney
as Billy Watson
Mark Rolston
as Ricky Brickle
Tracy Fraim
as Gerald Wallace
Skip Sudduth
as Al Lingo
Ron Perkins
as Nicholas Katzenbach
Mark Valley
as Bobby Kennedy
Cliff De Young
as Dr. Jeff McKinney
Bobby Kirby
as James Hood
Ketema Nelson
as Vivian Malone
Frank Jones
as Jamison
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Critic Reviews for George Wallace

All Critics (2)

A decent biopic on the controversial segregationist governor of Alabama.

June 2, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

the people behind George Wallace put their political views aside and actually attempted to examine the man that was George Wallace.

March 5, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for George Wallace


In many ways Wallace was a reprehensible man so a three hour film of his rather infamous life should be a struggle to get through that it's not is almost wholly because it has such a high quality cast. Clarence Williams III offers quiet support in the difficult role of Wallace's long time servant and the many familiar faces that are in support all are fine in their various roles. The real spotlight is on the three main characters and it's here that the film really delivers. Mare Winningham is both strong and soft as Lurleen Wallace standing by her man who is devoted to her. Their relationship does much to humanize Wallace. Angelina Jolie, during the very brief period of her career spent in TV, is equally strong as Cornelia Wallace showing that she was more than the trophy wife she was sometime painted as. Even with all this excellent work the film would be nothing without a knockout lead actor and fortunately this has Gary Sinise. He is totally committed to the character whether showing his bigotry or his humanity, a splendid piece of work. Frankenheimer's direction is sure handed keeping the interest level high as he moves through a most complicated man's life.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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I undoubtedbly enjoyed this made for tv spectacle until the verey last second. "Sinise" conquers all acting and "Jolie" rejuvaneted all of the rest.

Joseph Eastmond
Joseph Eastmond

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