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Format:
Video disc
Title:
The conspirator
ISBN:
9786314348199
Edition:
2-disc collector's ed.
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : Lions Gate Films, ©2011.
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (approximately 122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2010.
Contents:
Disc 1: The conspirator -- Help, somebody help! -- Defend one of the eight -- Privileged -- Kill any on our own side? -- Suspicious -- Lincoln's changed his plans -- Is she expecting you? -- Feel that sun -- Outrun creation -- But you can ignore me? -- Infatuated -- All those in favor -- It's not justice, it's revenge -- May almighty God bless you -- End credits Special features: Previews (14 min.); Introduction to the American Film Company (1 min.); Audio commentary with director Robert Redford; Theatrical trailer (3 min.).

Disc 2: The conspirator : Mary Surratt and the plot to kill Lincoln / written and directed by Tom Jennings ; a production of The American Film Company and Tom Jennings Productions (67 min.) -- The making of "The conspirator" (10 min.) -- Witness history : "The conspirator" (41 min.); TV spots (1 min.); Photo gallery [slide show] (8 min.).
Summary:
In the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, the Vice-President, and the Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt, 42, owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks. Against the ominous back-drop of post-Civil War Washington, newly-minted lawyer Frederick Aiken, a 28-year-old Union war hero, reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt before a military tribunal. As the trial unfolds, Aiken realizes his client may be innocent and that she is being used as bait and hostage in order to capture the only conspirator to have escaped a massive manhunt--her own son.
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some violent content.
Subject(s):
Military courts -- Drama.

Trials (Assassination) -- Washington (D.C.) -- Drama.

Political crimes and offenses -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 19th century -- Drama.

Presidents -- Assassination -- United States -- Drama.

Conspiracies -- Drama.
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