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Saving Lincoln (2013)

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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 President’s bodyguard. He serves Lincoln faithfully throughout the four years of the Civil War and from this unique perspective, Lamon witnesses every aspect of Lincoln’s fiery trial as Commander-in-Chief, from the constant military and political pressure, to the personal losses of friends and family members. Lamon soothes Lincoln’s 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 Ford’s 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.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 15th, 2013 (Limited)
Video Release: June 18th, 2013 by Pictures From the Fringe
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 98 minutes
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Keywords: Political, Biography, Civil War, Bodyguard, Hitmen
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Pictures From the Fringe, Lane Street Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Abraham Lincoln
   Ward Hill Lamon

Supporting Cast

Saidah Arrike Ekulona    Mrs. Elizabeth Keckly
Creed Bratton    Senator Charles Sumner
Josh Stamberg    Salmon P. Chase
Bruce Davison    William Seward
Penelope Ann Miller    Mary Todd Lincoln
Lew Temple    Montgomery Blair
Steven Brand    Ned Baker
Elijah Nelson    Willie Lincoln

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Production and Technical Credits

Nina Davidovich    Screenwriter
Salvador Litvak    Screenwriter
Salvador Litvak    Producer
Reuben Lim    Producer
Horatio C. Kemeny    Executive Producer
Josh Noyes    Editor
Carin Jacobs    Costume Designer
Gabor Norman    Production Designer
Alexandre Naufel    Cinematographer
Mark Adler    Composer
Matthew Lessall    Casting Director

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