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The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth (History Channel)
The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth
History Channel
Actor: John Wilkes Booth
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2008     1hr 34min

For 12 days in April 1865, as terror gripped the nation, thousands of federal troops, detectives, and police scoured the country in search of the assassin who shot President Abraham Lincoln. — THE HISTORY CHANNEL tells the ...  more »


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Actor: John Wilkes Booth
Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Biography, Civil War
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/20/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 34min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

An Intriguing and Compelling Documentary about America's Fir
RJRo20 | California | 12/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I just watched the premiere tonight and really enjoyed it. The two-hour documentary was based on the highly acclaimed Michael Kauffman book, American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies. I found it both educational and entertaining, narrating the events of President Lincoln's assassination and the thrilling 12-day manhunt for Booth and co-conspirator, David E. Herold. The overall presentation was excellent. The reenactments were well-done. There was great music and wonderful images. Indeed, it was a captivating and suspenseful account of this immortal character in American history. Highly recommended!"
Well done documentary with realistic re-enactments
margot | 12/29/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"i really enjoy this production. i have watched it several times. it hits all of the salient points of interest with regards to the events leading up to the lincoln assassination. it takes us on the escape route, capture (arrests and death of assassins) and covers the trial well enough to have a clear understanding of everything that occurred. it is, however, very forgiving of dr mudd, and pretends that he didnt know that he was aiding and abetting, as well as nursing john wilkes booth, which i find very hard to accept."
history lover | 01/23/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Nothing new in the video for anyone who has studied the events, but it is enjoyable to view the hunt for Booth."