Blue and the Gray, The (1992)
Front Cover Actor
Stacy Keach Jonas Steele
John Hammond John Geyser
Lloyd Bridges Ben Geyser
Rory Calhoun Gen. George Meade
Colleen Dewhurst Maggie Geyser
Warren Oates Preacher/Maj. Welles
Geraldine Page Mrs. Lovelace
Rip Torn Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
Robert Vaughn Sen. Reynolds
Sterling Hayden John Brown
John Hammond (IV)
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Military Themes; War; Western; History
Director Andrew V. McLaglen
Producer Hugh Benson; Harry Thomason; Jon C. Andersen
Writer Bruce Catton; Ian McLellan Hunter
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 5 hr 56 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Before Ken Burns, Glory, and Gettysburg, the Civil War proved an effective backdrop for this 1982 miniseries--available complete and uncut on this three-disc set--about two families divided by the War Between the States. John Hammond stars as John Geyser, a Southerner caught "betwixt and between" when he becomes a war correspondent for the Northern newspaper published by his uncle. Like a Civil War-era Forrest Gump, he finds himself "where history's in the making," from the Battle of Bull Run to the scene of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Stacy Keach costars as an Army scout who takes the "fresh off the farm" Geyser under his wing. Julia Duffy is the schoolmarm who loves Keach. The ham-handed dialogue is a guilty pleasure ("What's wrong with this land that produces such a bitter fruit?" asks the embittered Geyser). The meticulously mounted battle scenes, though, are a Civil War reenactor's dream. --Donald Liebenson
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Index 1309
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 5/27/04
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Owner NF
Links IMDB
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Folder 011
Product Details
Edition The Complete Miniseries
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
UPC 043396065444
Release Date 11/6/01
Subtitles Chinese; English; French; Korean; Portuguese; Spanish
Nr of Disks/Tapes 3
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned