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Director Ron Maxwell and producer Ted Turner return to the glory and tragedy of the Civil War in this historical drama, a prequel to Ted Turner, which examines the early days of the conflict through the experiences of three men. Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (Jeff Daniels) left behind a quiet life and a career as a college professor to become one of the Union's greatest military minds. Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson (Stephen Lang) was, like Chamberlain, a man of great religious faith who served in the defense of the Confederacy. And Gen. Robert E. Lee (Robert Duvall), who led the Confederate army, was a man who was forced to choose between his loyalty to the United States and his love of the Southern states where he was born and raised. As Chamberlain, Jackson, and Lee are followed through the declaration of war and the battles at Manassas, Antietam, Frederickburg, and Chancellorsville, the film also introduces us to the many supporting players in the epic tale of the war between the States, among them the women these men left behind, among them Fanny Chamberlain (Mira Sorvino) and Anna Jackson (Kali Rocha). Based on a novel by Jeff Shaara, Gods and Generals also features a new song written and performed by Bob Dylan. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:February 21, 2003

Cast

Robert Duvall
as Gen. Robert E. Lee
Stephen Lang
as Gen. Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson
Jeff Daniels
as Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
Mira Sorvino
as Fanny Chamberlain
Bruce Boxleitner
as Lt. General James Longstreet
C. Thomas Howell
as Tom Chamberlain
Frankie R. Faison
as Jim Lewis
Matt Letscher
as Col. Adelbert Ames
Jeremy London
as Alexander "Sandie" Pendleton
William Sanderson
as Gen. A. P. Hill
Kali Rocha
as Anna Morrison Jackson
Brian Mallon
as Brig. General Winfield Scott Hancock
Mia Dillon
as Jane Beale
Donzaleigh Abernathy
as Martha
George Allen
as Confederate Officer
Bo Brinkman
as Major Walter H. Taylor
Bill Campbell
as Gen. George Pickett
Ryan Cutrona
as Gen. Marsena Patrick
Robert Easton
as John Janney
Joseph Fuqua
as Col. J.E.B. Stuart
Phil Gramm
as Virginia Delegate
Lydia Jordan
as Jane Corbin
Edward Markey
as Irish Brigade Officer
Alex Hyde-White
as Ambrose Burnside
Malachy McCourt
as Francis P. Blair
Royce D. Applegate
as Brig. General James L. Kemper
John Castle
as Old Penn
Kevin Conway
as Sgt. Buster Kilrain
Patrick Gorman
as Brig. Gen. John Bell Hood
Bo Gray
as Poague
Conn Horgan
as Dooley
Rosemary Knower
as Mary Lincoln
James Patrick Stuart
as Col. E. Porter Alexander
Dechen Thurman
Trent Walker
as McClintock
Mark Aldrich
as Adjutant
Keith Allison
as Capt. James J. White
Mac Butler
as Gen. Joseph Hooker
Shane Callahan
as Bowdoin Student
David Carpenter
as Rev. Beverly Tucker Lacy
Jim Choate
as Gen. Bernard Bee
Chris Clawson
as Charles Beale
Scott Allen Cooper
as Lt. Joseph Morrison
Justin Dray
as George Jenkins
Miles Fisher
as John Beale
Keith Flippen
as Maj. Gilmore
Bourke Floyd
as Longstreet's Courier
Dennis Frye
as Griffin's Aide
Karen Goberman
as Lucy Beale
Alexander Gordon
as Martha's Older Son
Bo Greigh
as Pvt. Pogue
Karen Hochstetter
as Roberta Corbin
James Horan
as Col. Cummings
Ben Hulan
as Lieutenant
Sam Hulsey
as Julian Beale
Les Kinsolving
as Gen. William Barksdale
Damon Kirsche
as Harry McCarthy
Lew Knopp
as Jackson's Courier
Matt Lindquist
as Johann Heros Von Borcke
Doug Lory
as 2nd Irishman
Daniel J. Jesus Manning
as Maj. John Harman
Tom Mason
as Old Man in Fredericksburg
Jonathan Maxwell
as Capt. Ellis Spear
Terry McCrea
as Captain
Rosemary Meacham
as Hattie
Marquis Moody
as Martha's Younger Son
Peter Neofotis
as Wounded Maine Man
Carsten Norgaard
as Gen. Darius Nash Couch
Tim O'Hare
as Lt. Col. Clair Mulholland
Sean Pratt
as Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire
Jasmyn Proctor
as Martha's Daughter
John Prosky
as Gen. Lewis Armistead
Kyle Prue
as Wounded Maine Soldier
Ted Rebich
as Looter #3
Tim Ruddy
as Pvt. McMillan
Noel Schwab
as Colston's Officer
Christie Lynn Smith
as Catherine Corbin
Michael Sorvino
as Federal Soldier
Stephen Spacek
as Capt. James Power Smith
Dana Stackpole
as Lottie Estelle
Matthew Staley
as Lieutenant Boswell
David Stifel
as Rev. David S. Jenkins
Tyler Trumbo
as Young Wellford
Buck Taylor
as Gen. Maxcy Gregg
Kevin Conway
as Sgt. Buster Kilrain
Buck Taylor
as Gen. Maxcy Gregg
David Carpenter
as Rev. Beverly Tucker Lacy
Bo Greigh
as Pvt. Pogue
Damon Kirsche
as Harry McCarthy
Daniel J. Jesus Manning
as Maj. John Harman
Terry McCrea
as Captain
Jasmyn Proctor
as Martha's Daughter
Tyler Trumbo
as Young Wellford
Shane Callahan
as Bowdoin Student
Marquis Moody
as Martha's Younger Son
Jonathan Maxwell
as Capt. Ellis Spear
Keith Allison
as Capt. James J. White
Tim Ruddy
as Pvt. McMillan
John Castle
as Old Penn
Matthew Staley
as Lieutenant Boswell
Miles Fisher
as John Beale
Peter Neofotis
as Wounded Maine Man
James Patrick Stuart
as Col. E. Porter Alexander
Doug Lory
as 2nd Irishman
Mark Aldrich
as Adjutant
Malachy McCourt
as Francis P. Blair
James Horan
as Col. Cummings
Les Kinsolving
as Gen. William Barksdale
Patrick Gorman
as Brig. Gen. John Bell Hood
Justin Dray
as George Jenkins
John Prosky
as Gen. Lewis Armistead
David Stifel
as Rev. David S. Jenkins
Stephen Spacek
as Capt. James Power Smith
Bo Gray
as Poague
Conn Horgan
as Dooley
Rosemary Meacham
as Hattie
Ted Rebich
as Looter #3
Scott Allen Cooper
as Lt. Joseph Morrison
Sam Hulsey
as Julian Beale
Mac Butler
as Gen. Joseph Hooker
Sean Pratt
as Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire
Dana Stackpole
as Lottie Estelle
Karen Goberman
as Lucy Beale
Kyle Prue
as Wounded Maine Soldier
Matt Lindquist
as Johann Heros Von Borcke
Rosemary Knower
as Mary Lincoln
Michael Sorvino
as Federal Soldier
Ben Hulan
as Lieutenant
Chris Clawson
as Charles Beale
Carsten Norgaard
as Gen. Darius Nash Couch
Lew Knopp
as Jackson's Courier
Tom Mason
as Old Man in Fredericksburg
Alexander Gordon
as Martha's Older Son
Royce D. Applegate
as Brig. General James L. Kemper
Trent Walker
as McClintock
Karen Hochstetter
as Roberta Corbin
Jim Choate
as Gen. Bernard Bee
Bourke Floyd
as Longstreet's Courier
Tim O'Hare
as Lt. Col. Clair Mulholland
Christie Lynn Smith
as Catherine Corbin
Dennis Frye
as Griffin's Aide
Keith Flippen
as Maj. Gilmore
Noel Schwab
as Colston's Officer

Crew

Jeff Shaara
Book Author
Kees Van Oostrum
Cinematographer
Kees Von Oostrum
Cinematographer
Randy Edelman
Composer (Music Score)
Corky Ehlers
Editor
Michael Z. Hanan
Production Designer
Gregory W.M. Bolton
Art Director
Nick Grillo
Co-producer
Dennis Frye
Associate Producer
Suzanne Arden
Associate Producer
Jeff Shaara
Associate Producer
Ted Turner
Executive Producer
Robert J. Wussler
Executive Producer
Mace Neufeld
Executive Producer
Ronald G. Smith
Executive Producer
Robert G. Rehme
Executive Producer
Moctesuma Esparza
Executive Producer
Stan Tropp
Set Designer
Jonathan J. Short
Set Designer
Patricia Klawonn
Set Designer
Casey Hallenbeck
Set Designer
Richard La Motte
Costume Designer
Stephen Halbert
Sound/Sound Designer
Joy Todd
Casting
David Hankins
Supervising Sound Editor
Chris Howell
Stunts Coordinator
Nick Grillo
Co-Executive Producer
William Wages
Additional Cinematography
Thomas G. Smith
Visual Effects Producer
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