Revolution (1985)

USA 1985 PG Color 123 min.

Directed by: Hugh Hudson
Cast in alphabetical order:

Steven Berkoff ......Sergeant Jones
Jesse Birdsall ......unknown
Robbie Coltrane ......unknown
Dexter Fletcher ......Ned Dobb
Graham Greene (II) ......unknown
Dave King ......Mr. McConnahay
Nastassja Kinski ......Daisy McConnahay
Annie Lennox ......Liberty Woman
Sid Owen ......Young Ned
Al Pacino ......Tom Dobb
Joan Plowright ......Mrs. McConnahay
Donald Sutherland ......Sergeant Major Peasy
John Wells ......Corty
Cinematography by: Bernard Lutic
Music by: John Corigliano
Written by: Robert Dillon
Production designed by: Assheton Gorton
Costume design by: John Mollo
Edited by: Stuart Baird
Also: Larry Randall (best boy)
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Leonard Maltin gives this film a BOMB rating, noting that a "ludicrous script and acting
sink some splendid production values. Pacino, two centuries too contemporary to be
convincing, is the trapper whose boat and son are conscripted by the Continental Army;
Kinski is the headstrong rebel from a family of Tories."

(compare the film with any of the following historical accounts of real soldiers)

An original and authentic journal of occurrences during the late American
r/Lamb, Roger, 1756-1830./ [New York] New York times [1968]. Series title:
Eyewitness accounts of the American Revolution. UCSD Central E208 .L21 1968

Calderhead, William L. “Thomas Carney: Unsung soldier of the American
Revolution.” In: Maryland historical magazine. Wint 89 v 84 n 4 Page:319

Citizen soldier : the Revolutionary War journal of Joseph Bloomfield /Bloomfield,
Joseph, 1753-1823./ edited by Mark E. Lender, James Kirby Martin. Newark : New
Jersey Historical Society, 1982. Series title: Collections of the New Jersey
Historical Society ; v. 18. UCSD Central F131 .N62 v.18

Citizens in arms : the army and the militia in American society to the War of
/ Lawrence Delbert Cress. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press,
c1982. Series title: Studies on armed forces and society. UCSD SSH E181
.C83 1982

Diary of a common soldier in the American Revolution, 1775-1783 : an annotated
edition of the military journal of Jeremiah Greenman
/Greenman, Jeremiah,
1758-1828./ edited by Robert C. Bray & Paul E. Bushnell. DeKalb : Northern
Illinois University Press, 1978. UCSD Central E275 .G78 1978

Memoirs of the life of John Adlum in the Revolutionary War/Adlum, John,
1759-1836. Edited with an introd. by Howard H. Peckham. Chicago, Published for
the William L. Clements Library Associates by the Caxton Club, 1968. UCSD SSH
E275.A3 A3

Mutiny in January; the story of a crisis in the Continental army now for the
first time fully told from many hitherto unknown or neglected sources, both
American and British, by Carl Van Doren. PUBLISHED New York, The Viking Press,
1943. DESCRIPT. 288 p. maps (1 fold.) facsims. 24 cm. SUBJECT United
States --History --Revolution, 1775-1783 --Regimental histories. United States.
Continental Army --History. NOTE Appendix: Oliver de Lancey’s Journal of
the Pennsylvania mutiny.- -Note on the after-mutiny at York.--Acknowledgments and
sources CL Book Stacks 973.349 V246m

Ordinary courage : the Revolutionary War adventures of Joseph Plumb Martin /
edited by James Kirby Martin. St. James, N.Y. : Brandywine Press, c1993.
Description: xix, 168 p. : maps ; 24 cm. Notes: Includes
bibliographical references. Originally published: Hallowell, Maine : Printed by
Glazier, Masters, 1830, under title: Narrative of some of the adventures, dangers
and sufferings of a Revolutionary soldier. Subjects: Martin, Joseph Plumb,
1760-1850. United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Personal
narratives. UCSB Main Lib E275 .M38 1993

Revolutionary people at war : the Continental Army and American character,
/ by Charles Royster. PUBLISHED Chapel Hill : Published for the
Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Va., by the
University of North Carolina Press, c1979. DESCRIPT. xi, 452 p., [16] leaves
of plates : 30 ill. ; 25 cm. SUBJECT United States. Continental Army. United
States --Civilization --To 1783. National characteristics, American. NOTE
Includes bibliographical references and index. CL Book Stacks 973.34 R892r


Life on the wire : the life and art of Al Pacino / by Andrew Yule. New York :
D.I. Fine, c1991. Description: x, 322 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Notes: Includes index.
Filmography: p. 297-304. Subjects: Pacino, Al, 1940- Actors -- United States
-- Biography. UCLA Arts PN 2287 P18 Y8 1991

Rosenbaum, Ron. "Al Pacino-Out of the Shadows: Since Scarface, the Hamlet of
Hollywood has led a clandestine life. Now he emerges with two new movies." In:
Vanity fair. OCT 01 1989 v 52 n 10 Page: 180

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