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congress musical 18th century founding fathers


Release Date: November 09, 1972

Year    :   1972
Slogan    :   «The award winning musical comes to the screen!»
Genres    :   Drama, History
Production Companies    :   Columbia Pictures, NBC, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Pioneer Entertainment, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Director    :   Peter H. Hunt
Producers    :   Jack L. Warner
Writers    :   Peter Stone, Peter Stone, Sherman Edwards
RunTime    :   142 mins.

The film focuses on the representatives of the Thirteen original colonies who participated in the Second Continental Congress. 1776 depicts the three months of deliberation (and, oftentimes, acrimonious debate) that led up to the signing of one of the most important documents in the History of the United States, the Declaration of Independence.

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