Based on a true story. When Abraham Lincoln is elected President, he brings only one friend to Washington: his banjo-playing, joke-telling former law partner and confidant, Ward Hill Lamon. Lamon is also large and handy with a gun, and when the first assassination attempt occurs in 1861, Lamon appoints himself the Presidentís bodyguard. He serves Lincoln faithfully throughout the four years of the Civil War and from this unique perspective, Lamon witnesses every aspect of Lincolnís fiery trial as Commander-in-Chief, from the constant military and political pressure, to the personal losses of friends and family members. Lamon soothes Lincolnís tormented soul, saves him from repeated attempts on his life, and introduces him at the Gettysburg Address. Lamon is not present on that fateful night at Fordís Theater in 1865 because Lincoln sends him on a mission, yet it is Lamon who redefines that tragic event in a surprising and uplifting manner.
27% - Rotten
69% - Upright
|Theatrical Release:||February 15th, 2013 (Limited)|
|Video Release:||June 18th, 2013 by Pictures From the Fringe|
|Keywords:||Political, Biography, Civil War, Bodyguard, Hitmen|
|Source:||Based on Real Life Events|
|Production Method:||Live Action|