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American Experience: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

2009 Rated NR 1hr 30m

"It was with the assassination that the myth of Abraham Lincoln was born," says James L. Swanson, author of the book on which this documentary is largely based. Thus, it is the events surrounding that day that come to life in this film. With Will Patton providing the voice of John Wilkes Booth and Chris Cooper the narration -- and a bevy of Lincoln scholars adding commentary -- the film tracks the converging paths of Lincoln and his killer.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Filmed in B&W and color; interactive menus; scene access.