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Emmy Award-winning director Tom Hopper takes the helm for this epic, seven-part miniseries produced by Playtone's Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and presenting American history as seen from the perspective of fiercely independent founding father John Adams (Paul Giamatti). Based on author David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, the film tells the tale of a leader whose remarkable vision helped to guide a burgeoning republic through an especially tumultuous period. Thanks to the tireless support of his loving wife ...

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marilyn k h

Jul 13, 2020


great way to learn. sadly a disk has scratches in this set so we ordered another from another seller.

Valerie P

Jan 13, 2011

I have never found American history interesting, for the most part.However,I was riveted by this series right from the beginning.Paul Giamatti is wonderful as Mr. Adams.


Nov 13, 2008

Most Favorable!

This was the best mini series I have watched since North and South. This is a very inspiring movie that feeds your soul, lifts your spirits, yet captures the frailties of the human experience and true to life dynamics of this family. It made me laugh and cry. Showed how determined this founding father was to set this nation off on the right foot.

It made me want to research more of the stories of Adams, Franklin and Jefferson. Great history lesson. Showed how much these men and their families sacrificed for the nation.

What brilliant scholars these men were and wonderful orators. Five thumbs up.

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