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Release Date: March 03, 1996

Year    :   1996
Slogan    :   «The great untold story of the American Civil War.»
Genres    :   War, Drama, TV Movie, History
Production Companies    :   Turner Pictures (I)
Director    :   John Frankenheimer
Producers    :   John Frankenheimer, David W. Rintels, Ethel Winant, Diane Batson-Smith, Lansing L. Smith
Writers    :   David W. Rintels
RunTime    :   167 mins.

This lengthy docudrama records the harrowing conditions at the Confederacy's most notorious prisoner-of-war camp. The drama unfolds through the eyes of a company of Union soldiers captured at the Battle of Cold Harbor, VA, in June 1864, and shipped to the camp in southern Georgia. A private, Josiah Day, and his sergeant try to hold their company together in the face of squalid living conditions, inhumane punishments, and a gang of predatory fellow prisoners called the Raiders.

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