John Adams (2008)

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TitleJohn Adams
Year2008
CountryUSA
GenreHistory (TV Shows)
Run Time1h 8 min
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John Adams is a 2008 American television miniseries chronicling most of U.S. President John Adams’s political life and his role in the founding of the United States. Paul Giamatti portrays John Adams. The miniseries was directed by Tom Hooper. Kirk Ellis wrote the screenplay based on the 2001 book John Adams by David McCullough. The biopic of John Adams and the story of the first 50 years of the United States was broadcast in seven parts by HBO between March 16 and April 20, 2008. John Adams received widespread critical acclaim and many prestigious awards. The show won four Golden Globe awards and 13 Emmy awards, more than any other miniseries in history.

Episode 1 opens in Boston 1770 on the cold winter night of the Boston Massacre. It portrays John Adams arriving at the scene following the gunshots from British soldiers firing upon a mob of Boston citizens. Adams, a respected lawyer in his mid-30s known for his dedication to the law and justice, is sought as defense counsel for the accused Redcoats. Their commander, Captain Thomas Preston, asks him to defend them in court. Reluctant at first, he agrees despite knowing this will antagonize his neighbors and friends. Adams is depicted to have taken the case because he believed everyone deserves a fair trial and he wanted to uphold the standard of justice. Adams’ cousin Samuel Adams is one of the main colonists opposed to the actions of the British government.

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Cast:

Paul Giamatti Paul Giamatti
John Adams (1-7)
Laura Linney Laura Linney
Abigail Adams (1-7)
Danny Huston Danny Huston
Samuel Adams (1-3)
Justin Theroux Justin Theroux
John Hancock (1-2)
Guy Henry Guy Henry
Jonathan Sewall (1)
Stephen Dillane Stephen Dillane
Thomas Jefferson (2-7)
John Dossett John Dossett
Benjamin Rush (2-7)
David Morse David Morse
George Washington (2, 4-6)
Tom Wilkinson Tom Wilkinson
Benjamin Franklin (2-4)
Sarah Polley Sarah Polley
Nabby Adams (4-7)
Samuel Barnett Samuel Barnett
Thomas Adams (4-7)
Andrew Scott Andrew Scott
Colonel William Smith (4-7)
Ebon Moss-Bachrach Ebon Moss-Bachrach
John Quincy Adams (4-5, 7)
Rufus Sewell Rufus Sewell
Alexander Hamilton (5-6)

John Adams is a 2008 American television miniseries chronicling most of U.S. President John Adams’s political life and his role in the founding of the United States. Paul Giamatti portrays John Adams. The miniseries was directed by Tom Hooper. Kirk Ellis wrote the screenplay based on the 2001 book John Adams by David McCullough. The biopic of John Adams and the story of the first 50 years of the United States was broadcast in seven parts by HBO between March 16 and April 20, 2008. John Adams received widespread critical acclaim and many prestigious awards. The show won four Golden Globe awards and 13 Emmy awards, more than any other miniseries in history.

Episode 1 opens in Boston 1770 on the cold winter night of the Boston Massacre. It portrays John Adams arriving at the scene following the gunshots from British soldiers firing upon a mob of Boston citizens. Adams, a respected lawyer in his mid-30s known for his dedication to the law and justice, is sought as defense counsel for the accused Redcoats. Their commander, Captain Thomas Preston, asks him to defend them in court. Reluctant at first, he agrees despite knowing this will antagonize his neighbors and friends. Adams is depicted to have taken the case because he believed everyone deserves a fair trial and he wanted to uphold the standard of justice. Adams’ cousin Samuel Adams is one of the main colonists opposed to the actions of the British government.

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