The Civil War Kickass
9.2

The Civil War (1990)

Documentary

This highly acclaimed mini series traces the course of the U.S. Civil War from the abolitionist movement through all the major battles to the death of President Lincoln and the beginnings of Reconstruction. The story is mostly told in the words of the participants themselves, through their diaries, letters, and Visuals are usually still photographs and illustrations of the time, and the soundtrack is likewise made up of war-era tunes played on period instruments. Several modern-day historians offer periodic comment and insight on the war's causes and events.

The Civil War Kickass
Kickass Score: 9.2/10 from 15 votes
Release Date: 1990-09-23
Status: Released
Run time: 680 min / 11:20
Production Studio : Florentine Films, American Documentaries Inc., Kenneth Lauren Burns, WETA, Time-Life Video
Production Country: United States of America

The Civil War Casts

Sam Waterston
as President Abraham Lincoln
Julie Harris
as Mary Chestnut
Jason Robards
as Ulysses S. Grant
Morgan Freeman
as Frederick Douglass
Garrison Keillor
as Walt Whitman
Arthur Miller
as William Tecumseh Sherman
George Plimpton
as George Templeton Strong
Horton Foote
as Jefferson Davis
George Black
as Robert E. Lee
Philip Bosco
as Horace Greeley
Derek Jacobi
as Various
Jeremy Irons
as Various
Hoyt Axton
as Various
Colleen Dewhurst
as Various
Laurence Fishburne
as Various

The Civil War Crew

Sound Jay Ungar Original Music Composer
Editing Paul Barnes Editor
Editing Tricia Reidy Editor
Editing Bruce Shaw Editor
Directing Ken Burns Director
Production Ken Burns Producer
Crew Ken Burns Cinematography