Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsMaxwell, Ron
Running Time2h
DistributorFilm Collective
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

The drama film Copperhead is directed by Ron Maxwell and starsring Billy Campbell, Angus Macfadyen, Augustus Prew, Lucy Boynton, Casey Thomas Brown, and Peter Fonda. The film is based on the 1893 novel, The Copperhead, by Harold Frederic. It tells the story of the farmer, Abner Beech, an antiwar Democrat in a rural community in upstate New York in 1862, who is a Northern antiwar Democrat. While his neighbors take up the Union cause in the ongoing American Civil War, Beech believes that coercion in resisting the secession of the southern states is unconstitutional. His neighbors harass him for his views and Beech, and gradually becomes more and more harassed for his views, eventually earns the derisive nickname,derisively called a “Copperhead”.

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