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The morning invoked by the title of this made-for-TV drama is April 19, 1775. On that day, the "shot heard 'round the world" was fired, signalling the start of the American Revolution. Departing from known history, novelist Howard Fast (who wrote the book on which this film is based) proposes that the skirmish between the Colonial militia and the British troops on Concord Green, Massachusetts, was precipitated by fervent American patriot Solomon Chandler (Rip Torn). Later, Chandler commandeered guerilla raids against the ...

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Mark P

May 22, 2015

Great movie, a classic

A great interpretation of the book. Provides an excellent insight of what colonial life was like in the pre-revolutional everyday conflict. Blends historical fact and fiction in an entertaining dialog. Very highly recommended.

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