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Director: Edward Zwick (Dir)
Release Date:   1989
Premiere Information:   Los Angeles opening: 14 Dec 1989; New York opening: week of 14 Dec 1989
Duration (in mins):   122
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Cast:   Matthew Broderick (Robert Gould Shaw)  
    Denzel Washington (Trip)  
    Cary Elwes (Cabot Forbes)  
    Morgan Freeman (Rawlins)  
    Jihmi Kennedy (Sharts)  


Production Company: Tri-Star Pictures  
Distribution Company: Tri-Star Pictures  
Director: Edward Zwick (Dir)
Producer: Freddie Fields (Prod)
Writer: Kevin Jarre (Scr)
Photography: Freddie Francis (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: Norman Garwood (Prod des)
Film Editor: Steven Rosenblum (Film ed)
Music: James Horner (Mus comp)
MPAA Rating: R
Country: United States
Language: English

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Source Text: Based on the books Lay This Laurel by Lincoln Kirstein (New York, 1973) and One Gallant Rush by Peter Burchard (New York, 1965), and the letters of Robert Gould Shaw.
Authors: Lincoln Kirstein
  Peter Burchard
  Robert Gould Shaw

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
ORIX Film Enterprises Number 1 2/2/1990 dd/mm/yyyy PA452565

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Genre: Drama
Sub-Genre: Civil War


Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Los Angeles Times   14 Dec 1989   p. 1.
New York Times   14 Dec 1989   p. 15.
Variety   13 Dec 1989   pp. 30-31.

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