George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation


2h 1986

Brief Synopsis

In this four-hour continuation of the greatly admired 1984 eight-hour miniseries about the Father of Our Country, Barry Bostwick and Patty Duke (she was Patty Duke Astin in the earlier historical drama but since had divorced actor John Astin and reverted to her original acting name) reprised their r

Film Details

Also Known As
Forging of a Nation, The
Release Date
1986
Location
Mount Vernon, Virginia, USA; New Castle, Delaware, USA; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

In this four-hour continuation of the greatly admired 1984 eight-hour miniseries about the Father of Our Country, Barry Bostwick and Patty Duke (she was Patty Duke Astin in the earlier historical drama but since had divorced actor John Astin and reverted to her original acting name) reprised their roles as George and Martha during Washington's Presidential years. The two-part film, which many felt was not long enough to allow for more than a skimming of this portion of American history, spanned the nine years from the Constitutional Ratification Convention in Virginia in 1788 to the inauguration of John Adams as our second President in 1797, during which time Washington found himself in the middle of another war raging among a generation of younger leaders and moderating political intrigues involving Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe and Adams. Filming for this epic was done entirely on location in Philadelphia and Mount Vernon, as well as New Castle, Delaware.

Film Details

Also Known As
Forging of a Nation, The
Release Date
1986
Location
Mount Vernon, Virginia, USA; New Castle, Delaware, USA; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States September 21, 1986

Aired in United States September 22, 1986

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Barry Bostwick recreates the role of George Washington, and Patty Duke the role of Martha Washington, which they both originated in the miniseries "George Washington."