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2 Ratings: 4.0
A movie directed by Peter H. Hunt

   The hit Broadway musical by Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards became the basis for this 1972 film about America's first congress and the nation's declaration of independence from Britain. Most of the original cast members are aboard, … see full wiki

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Director: Peter H. Hunt
Genre: Music, Musical
Release Date: January 1, 1972
MPAA Rating: PG
2 reviews about 1776
review by . June 25, 2010
Stirring story of Independence
William Daniels (the voice of the talking car on "Night Rider") stars as John Adams in this rousing musical recreation of the weeks leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Adams is considered obnoxious and unlikable by all the other delegates of the Continental Congress, so his plea for independence falls on deaf ears. He finally wins most of the southern states to his side but the issue of slavery may still end his hopes for a free America.      …
review by . September 17, 2002
. . .far better than most of what has come out in the last 30 years. (At least in the mind of this reviewer.)This charming musical, full of wonderful music, dancing, and humor, tells the story (albeit abbreviated) of the weeks leading up to the writing and ratification of the Declaration of Independance. The plot is centered around the machinations of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson.The musical does show the conflicts, both in personality and in ideology, between the members …
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