Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsSpielberg, Steven
Running Time2h 30m
Date Released10/08/2012
DistributorWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

In 1865, as the American Civil War winds inexorably toward conclusion, Abraham Lincoln endeavors to achieve passage of the landmark constitutional amendment which will forever ban slavery from the United States. However, his task is a race against time, for peace may come at any time, and if it comes before the amendment is passed, the returning southern states will stop it before it can become law. The screenplay by Tony Kushner was loosely based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, and covers the final four months of Lincoln's life.

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