The Day Lincoln Was Shot

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The Day Lincoln Was Shot
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Directed by John Gray
Produced by Thomas John Kane
Written by John Gray
Tim Metcalfe
Starring Lance Henriksen
Rob Morrow
Music by Mark Snow
Cinematography Ronald Victor Garcia
Edited by Scott Vickrey
Distributed by TNT
Release date(s) 12 April 1998 [1]
Running time 96 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Day Lincoln Was Shot is an 1998 American television film based on the book by Jim Bishop. It is a re-creation of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, co-written and directed by John Gray, and stars Lance Henriksen as Abraham Lincoln and Rob Morrow as John Wilkes Booth.[2]

The book had previously been adapted in 1956 as a live television play starring Raymond Massey as Lincoln, Lillian Gish as Mary, and Jack Lemmon as John Wilkes Booth. It was telecast on the CBS anthology series Ford Star Jubilee.


The film recreates the events leading up to and after the assassination of the 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, by the actor John Wilkes Booth, as well as a glimpse into the personal lives of both men.


Home Releases[edit]

The film was first released on VHS in 2000 from Warner Home Video. The film is now available on DVD via the burn-on-demand Warner Archive service.[3]


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