All Genres: War
Release Year: 1991
Director: Delbert Mann
Writing by: James Retter – (story)
Harold Gast – (teleplay)
Produced by: Ira Marvin – co-producer
David A. Rosemont – producer
Norman Rosemont – producer
Cast: Virginia Madsen – Betty Stuart
Alex Hyde-White – Catesby Jones
Reed Diamond – Leslie Harmon (as Reed Edward Diamond)
Philip Casnoff – Lt. Guilford
E.G. Marshall – Commdr. Smith
Fritz Weaver – John Ericsson
Leon B. Stevens – Capt. Franklin Buchanan
Kevin O'Rourke – Lt. Joe Smith Jr.
Joanne Dorian – Blossom
Beatrice Bush – Opal
Conrad McLaren – Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy
Music: Allyn Ferguson
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Plot Outline: In Corinth, a dying town 15 miles from Pittsburg: One evening, a Japanese businessman, who wanted to…
Plot: A naval battle between two large ships: the “Monitor” and the “Merrimack”.
Movie Quotes: Rufus Fletcher: Adam's playing lord of the manor, he just sacked the gardener.
Mary Gage: Well I don't think he should have let him go! You have to keep this house up, cherish it for your great-uncle's sake.
Rufus Fletcher: Oh yes, please! I would like to become a member of the Grown-Ups Club, please rush me a subscription form and a prospectus for a musty afterlife.
Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
In loving memory of Robin 'Pops' Harris.
Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Revealing mistakes: When van Eyck's jeep smashes through the wall at the end, a “dead” mercenary in the foreground sits up suddenly and dodges out of the way.
Trivia: There are 3 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- The Monitor and the Merrimack were recreated in models one third of their actual size, and the battle scenes between them were filmed in the big tank at Pinewood Studios, England.
- Full scale cannon on the ironclads sets and sailing ships of the line were fiberglas, designed and molded by armorer Roger Ragland. The molds were pulled from originals guns at the Confederate Naval Museum Columbus Ga. They were rigged to fire and recoil electrically by Ragland. In total there were 7 guns made 1 Brooks Rifle Cannon, two 11″ Dahlgrens and four 9″ Dahlgrens, as well as three 32 pounders from Raglands earlier “Glory”. A total of 10 guns use in all scenes.
- If you watch carefully during the opening credits, you will see a horse fall and the ride strike his head on the ground. That was not an effect but rather a real event where the rider suffered a head laceration and required transportation to a local hospital. There were multiple cameras used for that shot and they continued to roll for about 20 seconds to capture the explosion effects before medics were clear to assess and treat the rider.