Gettysburg (movie)

Gettysburg is anAmerican filmdirected byRonald F. Maxwellreleased in1993. Based on a historical fact, the film traces thebattle of Gettysburgduring theCivil War intheUnited States. This film is an adaptation ofMichael Shaara’snovel, The Killer Angels published in1974,Pulitzer Prizefor a fiction novel in1975.


The film tells of a first day where John Buford will choose the venue for the upcoming battle as well as the first engagements between the two armies, the arrival of the reinforcements of General John F. Reynolds and the general withdrawal of the Unionist army on the Ridge Ridge Heights. The second day is that of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain , commander of the 20th Maine Infantry Regiment, who defends Little Round Top against the Southern assaults, including the 1st Alabama Infantry Regiment, and concludes with a bayonet charge that will make many southern prisoners.

Then the film follows James Longstreet , George Pickett and Lewis Addison Armistead for the events of the third day, including preparing for Pickett’s charge . During the march towards the northern lines, the Confederates are harassed by the enemy artillery and are finally massacred by the fire and the defenders northerners. Armistead and Garnett are killed and Kemper is severely injured while General Winfield S. Hancock is also hit defending the wall.

Technical sheet

  • Title: Gettysburg
  • Director: Ronald F. Maxwell
  • Scenario: Ronald F. Maxwell
  • According to Michael Shaara’s novel , The Killer Angels
  • Production: Moctesuma Esparza and Robert Katz
  • Production Companies: TriStar Television , Esparza / Katz Productions and Turner Pictures
  • Original music: Randy Edelman
  • Photography: Kees Van Oostrum
  • Editing: Corky Ehlers
  • Role Distribution: Joy Todd
  • Sets: Cary White
  • Costumes: Michael T. Boyd  (en)
  • Budget: $ 25,000,000
  • Duration: 261 minutes (4:21)
  • Country: United States
  • Genre: historical film
  • Release dates:
    •  United States :
    •  France :


Confederate Army

  • Tom Berenger (VF: Thierry Mercier) : Lt. Gen. James Longstreet
  • Martin Sheen (VF: Marcel Guido) : Gen. Robert E. Lee
  • Stephen Lang (VF: Jean-Bernard Guillard ) : Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett
  • Richard Jordan : Brig. Gen. Lewis A. Armistead
  • Andrew Prine : Brig. Gen. Richard B. Garnett
  • Patrick Gorman : Maj. Gen. John Bell Hood
  • Bo Brinkman : Maj. Walter H. Taylor
  • James Lancaster : Lt. Col. Arthur Fremantle
  • William Morgan Sheppard : Maj. Gen. Isaac R. Trimble / Narrator
  • Kieran Mulroney : Maj. G. Moxley Sorrel
  • James Patrick Stuart : Col. E. Porter Alexander
  • Tim Ruddy : Maj. Charles Marshall
  • Royce D. Applegate : Brig. Gen. James L. Kemper
  • Warren Burton : Maj. Gen. Henry Heth
  • Ivan Kane : Cap. Thomas J. Goree
  • MacIntyre Dixon : Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early
  • Joseph Fuqua : Maj. Gen. JEB Stuart
  • Timothy Scott : Lt. Gen. Richard S. Ewell
  • George Lazenby : Brig. Gen. J. Johnston Pettigrew
  • Alex Harvey : Maj. Hawkins
  • Cooper Huckabee : Henry T. Harrison

Army of the Union

  • Jeff Daniels (VF: Jérôme Keen ) : Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
  • Brian Mallon : Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock
  • Sam Elliott : Brig. Gen. John Buford
  • C. Thomas Howell : Lt. Thomas Chamberlain
  • Kevin Conway : Buster Kilrain
  • John Rothman : Maj. Gen. John Fulton Reynolds
  • Richard Anderson : Maj. Gen. George G. Meade
  • Maxwell Caulfield : Col. Strong Vincent
  • John Diehl : Pvt. Buckley


  1. Main Title
  2. Men of Honor
  3. Battle of Little Round Top
  4. Fife and Gun
  5. General Lee at Twilight
  6. The First Battle
  7. Dawn
  8. From History to Legend
  9. Over the Fence
  10. We are the Flank
  11. Charging Up the Hill
  12. Dixie
  13. General Lee’s Solitude
  14. Battle at Devil’s Den
  15. Killer Angel
  16. March to Mortality
  17. Kathleen Mavourneen
  18. Reunion and Finale

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