Lincoln


2h 29m 2012

Brief Synopsis

In the final four months of Abraham Lincoln's life and presidency, the full measure of the man came to bear on his defining battle: to plot a forward path for a shattered nation, against overwhelming odds and extreme public and personal pressure. In an act of true national daring, Lincoln exerts eno

Film Details

Also Known As
Linkolnas, Linkolns
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2012
Distribution Company
AMBLIN PARTNERS/WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES/WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES CANADA
Location
Petersburg, Virginia, USA; Richmond, Virginia, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 29m

Synopsis

In the final four months of Abraham Lincoln's life and presidency, the full measure of the man came to bear on his defining battle: to plot a forward path for a shattered nation, against overwhelming odds and extreme public and personal pressure. In an act of true national daring, Lincoln exerts enormous political will to end the Civil War, not merely by ending the battle but by fighting to pass the 13th Amendment to permanently abolish slavery. He will have to call upon all the skill, courage and moral fortitude for which he'll become legend. He will grapple with the impact of his actions on the world and on those he loves. But what lies in the balance is what always mattered most to Lincoln: to compel the American people, and those in his government of opposite persuasions, to alter course and aim higher, toward a greater good for all mankind.

Cast

Daniel Day-lewis

Sally Field

Joseph Gordon-levitt

William Kaffenberger

Shirley Augustine

Scott Wichmann

Billy Caldwell

Joseph Dellinger

David Strathairn

Chase Edmunds

Walton Goggins

Joseph Carlson

Leslie Rogers

Bruce Mcgill

Kevin Walsh

Stephen Dunford

Bill Camp

David Oyelowo

Sarah Wylie

Jared Harris

Julie White

Ken Lambert

Larry Van Hoose

Stephen Dunn

John Hawkes

Tim Blake Nelson

Frank Moran

Adam Driver

Peter Mcrobbie

Jeremy Strong

Tom Lee Jones

Henry Kidd

John Lescault

Grainger Hines

Drew Sease

John Hutton

Gloria Reuben

Michael Galvin

Lead Person

Joe Kerkes

Kevin Lawrence O'donnell

S. Epatha Merkerson

Benjamin Shirley

Elizabeth Marvel

Michael Stanton Kennedy

Charley Morgan

Edward Mcdonald

Chad Pettit

Richard Warner

Robert Ayers

David Warshofsky

Keith Tyree

Lee Pace

Margaret Ann Mcgowan

Sidney Blackmer

Rich Wills

Todd Fletcher

Don Henderson Baker

Alan Sader

George Turman

Charmaine White

Gregory Itzin

Mike Shiflett

Tom Aldridge

David Graham

Stephen Mckinley Henderson

Jackie Earle Haley

Charles W. Kinney

Kenn Chester

Teddy Eck

Wayne Duvall

Stephen Spinella

C. Brandon Marshall

Sgt. John Jones

Joseph Cross

Gary Keener

Randolph Meekins

Carlos Thompson

Theodore Ewald

Christopher Cartmill

Jamie Horton

Martin D Dew

Michael Goodwin

Paul Gowans

Dakin Matthews

Raymond H Johnson

Bill Raymond

Robert Wray

Byron Jennings

Gregory Hosaflook

Colman Domingo

Christopher Alan Stewart

Ted Johnson

Walt Smith

Joe Inscoe

Ford Flannagan

Hal Holbrook

James Eichling

Armistead Nelson Wellford

James Batchelder

Barry Privett

Lancer Dean Shull

Robert Shepherd

Robert Wilharm

Lukas Haas

James Spader

Christopher Boyer

Christopher Evan Welch

Michael Stuhlbarg

David Doersch

Ralph D Edlow

Boris Mcgiver

Robert Peters

Kevin Kline

Joseph Frances Filipowski

Raynor Scheine

John Moon

Jean Kennedy Smith

David Costabile

Gulliver Mcgrath

Stephen Bozzo

Michael Ruff

Dave Hager

Dane Dehaan

Marcello Rollando

Joseph Miller

Gannon Mchale

Richard Topol

Thomas K Belgrey

Todd Hunter

Mary Dunleavy

Sean Haggerty

Robert Ruffin

John Bellemer

Asa-luke Twocrow

Hilary Montgomery

Glenn Crone

Crew

Mohammed J Ali

Stunt Performer

Marco Alicea

Sound

Natasha Allegro

Hair Stylist

Andrew Allen

Production Assistant

Anne Allen

Production Assistant

Alfred Amarkarian

Software Engineer

Amelia C Andrews

Key Costumer

Eric Apps

Sound

Charlie Araki

Accounting Assistant

Andrew Arbuthnot

Electrician

Airon Armstrong

Stunt Performer

Donald Aros

Electrician

Erica Arvold

Casting

Atanas Atanasov

Modelmaker

Alicia Ayoub

Production Assistant

Joe Badiali

Wardrobe

Jason Baker

Visual Effects

Manjusha Balachandran

Visual Effects

Shawn C H Baron

Dolly Grip

Pedro Barquin

Greensman

Matthew Beale

Modelmaker

George Bearer

Stunt Performer

Christopher Beattie

Rigging Grip

Samantha Becker

Assistant

Robert Beckles

Stunt Performer

Curt Beech

Art Director

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Song

Ramiro Belgardt

Music Editor

Elvatrice Belsches

Researcher

Troy Benjamin

Video Playback

Laina Kaffen Berger

Production Assistant

Jessy Biggins

Researcher

Joe Biggins

Researcher

George Billinger Iii

Camera Operator

Dawn Blacksten

Assistant Location Manager

Richard L Blankenship

Construction Coordinator

Roslyn Blankenship

Construction

Steve Boeddeker

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Marek Bojsza

Electrician

Hilary Bolger

Editorial Production Assistant

Michael Boone

Foreman

Sudeepto Bose

Compositor

Theo Bott

Chief Lighting Technician

Scott Bourne

Rotoscope Artist

Stephen Bozzo

Production Assistant

Diana Bradshaw

Wig Maker

Emily Brobst

Stunt Performer

Sarah Broshar

Assistant Editor

Lisa A Brown

Transportation

Michelle Lee Brown

Craft Service

Robyn Brown

Craft Service

Ronni Brown

Foley Artist

Tom Brown

Electrician

Laura Bryant

Assistant Location Manager

Kaitlin Buck

Production Assistant

Floyd Burks

Film Lab

Jenny Lynn Burnett

Accounting Assistant

Ben Burtt

Sound Designer

Ben Burtt

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Lois Burwell

Makeup Designer

Danny Caccavo

Sound Editor

Rob Cain

Wrangler

Shannon Cain

Extras Casting Assistant

Jeff Callow

Grip

John C Cameron

Assistant Property Master

Barbara Cantu

Hair Stylist

Jimmy Carmickle

Foreman

Rick Carter

Production Designer

Derek Casari

Sound Engineer

Leo C Castellano

Makeup Artist

Dustin Cawood

Sound Effects Editor

Jason Cekanski

Stunt Performer

Maxime Chaix

Compositor

Anne N. Chapman

Casting

Robert Chen

Music Conductor

Erica Ciaglia

Tailor

Don Ciana

Dailies

Kenneth Clark

Stunt Performer

Terry Clark

On-Set Dresser

Justin V Clarke

Stunt Performer

James Clyne

Illustrator

Brad Cobb

Music Engineer

Ryan Cole

Rerecording

Joshua Coleman

Costumer

Jeremy Shane Conner

Stunt Performer

Luke Conner

Wrangler

Steve Constancio

Set Costumer

Clare Corsick

Hair Stylist

Becky Cotton

Makeup Artist

John Countryman

Video

Antonio Covelo

Visual Effects

Patrick Crane

Associate Editor

David Crank

Art Director

Matthew Craven

Grip

Greg Crawford

Sound

Lisa F Crawford

Production Secretary

Tangi Crawford

Key Costumer

Steve Cremin

Special Effects Coordinator

David Crossman

Costume Supervisor

Henry Dando

Gang Boss

Anthony Davis

Accountant

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Christopher Deane

Foreman

Jeff Debell

Greensman

Stefan Dechant

Illustrator

Virginie Degorgue

Layout Artist

Maria Devane

Post-Production Accountant

John Deverman

Music Conductor

David Devlin

Chief Lighting Technician

Leslie Devlin

Makeup Artist

Kyle Devriendt

Film Lab

Oz Dolphin

Visual Effects

Billy Dowd

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Scott Drost

Film Lab

Luke Drummond

Compositor

Joe Dryden

Stunt Performer

Mitch Dubin

Camera Operator

Jonathan Dunham

Gang Boss

Ken Van Duyne

Assistant Costume Designer

Tony Eckert

Foley Mixer

Leann Emmert

Assistant Location Manager

Sean England

Foley Recordist

Sean England

Foley Artist

Jim Erickson

Set Decorator

Mary Young Everett

Hair Stylist

Ashley Farber

Camera

Troy Faruk

Stunt Performer

Leslee Feldman

Casting

James Fierro

Stunt Performer

Michael M Fierro

Stunt Performer

Tori Fillat

Music Coordinator

Reece Fleetwood

Stunt Performer

Carlton Fluker

Stunt Performer

Doug Ford

Sound Engineer

Bob Foster

Transportation Coordinator

David Foster

Stand-In

Robert Foster

Transportation Captain

Bruce Fowler

Accounting Assistant

Billy "butch" Frank

Wrangler Boss

Jamie Franta

Grip

Ben Frost

Visual Effects

Julie Gallager

Scenic Artist

Luis Garcia

Makeup Artist

Charles Gariepy

Casting Assistant

Pascal Garneau

Foley Editor

Christina Garnett

On-Set Dresser

James Irvin Gates

Tailor

Steve Gell

Wardrobe

Chris Gennarelli

Colorist

Kay Georgiou

Hair

Colleen Gibbons

Location Manager

Luke Dunn Gielmuda

Foley

Scott Goergens

Casting Assistant

Kristine Golashesky

Transportation

Jane Gooday

Assistant Costume Designer

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Source Material

Jon Goracy

Casting Assistant

Antonia Grilikhes-lasky

Assistant

Eric Gruber

Construction

Carlos Guity

Stunt Performer

Jennifer Hackney

Production Assistant

Terry Haggar

Color Timer

Joseph Ray Harper

Foreman

Michael D Harrell

Assistant Property Master

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Matthew Hartman

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Todd Hatfield

Scenic Artist

Michael Hatzer

Colorist

Justin Haut

Production Coordinator

David H Hayles

Stunt Performer

Clark Henderson

Dailies

Joyce Henry

Wrangler

Christopher Hensel

Best Boy

Gail Hensley

Hair Stylist

Scott Herbertson

Set Designer

Jim Hewitt

Set Designer

Frederic Heymans

Compositor

Jason Hill

Stunt Performer

Neil Hillman

Sound

Mike Hodges

Medic

Van Hua

Tailor

Sabrina Hyman

Casting Associate

Richard Hymns

Supervising Sound Editor

B. Michelle Illmensee

Production Assistant

Jorge Infante Jr.

Sound

David James

Still Photographer

Jai Jamison

Production Assistant

Terry Jarvis

Hair

Saj Jayasinghe

Accountant

Kevin Jenkins

Illustrator

Chris Jensen

Colorist

Luis Jimenez

Tailor

Chris Joehnk

Rigging Electrician

Bobby Johanson

Sound Mixer

Charles Johnson

Production Assistant

J E Johnson

Stunt Performer

Randy Johnson

Boom Operator

Joanna Johnston

Costume Designer

Ian Jones

Costumes

Genghis Jorgensen

Production Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Linkolnas, Linkolns
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2012
Distribution Company
AMBLIN PARTNERS/WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES/WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES CANADA
Location
Petersburg, Virginia, USA; Richmond, Virginia, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 29m

Award Wins

Best Actor

2012
Daniel Day-Lewis

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States November 9, 2012

Expanded Release in United States November 16, 2012

Released in United States on Video March 26, 2013

Liam Neeson was previously attached to star.

Released in United States 2012

Based on the book "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln" by Doris Kearns Goodwin and published by Simon & Schuster on October 25, 2005.

Limited Release in United States November 9, 2012 (Los Angeles & New York City)

Expanded Release in United States November 16, 2012

Released in United States on Video March 26, 2013

Released in United States 2012 (Galas)

DreamWorks purchased the rights to the then-unpublished manuscript "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln" in 2001.