Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsMaxwell, Ronald F.
Running Time4h 31m
Date Released10/08/1993
DistributorNew Line Cinema
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

Gettysburg is a 1993 American epic war film about the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863, one of the largest battles of the American Civil War (1861–65). Written and directed by Ronald F. Maxwell, the film was adapted from the 1974 historical novel, The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara. The film details the struggle between Northern and Southern forces fighting at Gettysburg. The massive three-day conflict begins as Confederate General Robert E. Lee presses his troops north into Pennsylvania, leading to confrontations with Union forces, including the regiment of Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. As the battle rages on and casualties mount, the film follows both the front lines and the strategic maneuvering behind the scenes. Originally filmed as a miniseries for TNT, Gettysburg received a limited theatrical release from New Line Cinema. It is one of the longest films released by a major film studio in the United States.

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