I heard about this movie and honestly just wanted to rent it but couldn't find it anywhere... But now I'm glad I OWN it so I can watch it again and again... It was THAT good! Wonderful cast who really made the movie great! I think I will order the book now! :)
This is a great miniseries...I loved it and was ready to purchase it. But before purchasing it, I would recommend that you check Amazon's customer reviews -- in particular, the 1-star reviews, and the italicized portion of the Editorial Reviews on the product page. If Walmart gets their copies from the same source, or in the same way, there may be a quality issue.
I was encouraged by the recent movie of Steven Spielburg to see if I could get a good \"overview\" of Lincoln for my granddaughter. Hal Holbrook presented a great characterization of Lincoln the man. He seemed to have the mannerisms, speech, and \"story telling\" down pat. Just as he does with Mark Twain, he seems to have a wonderful gift of personality portrayal. The thing that was annoying was the organization of the mini-series. Each part was presented chronologically within that subject. So the first part was on his actions as president, then we get him as a young lawyer, then as a unwilling warrior. Consequently, we don't really get to see all these pieces interleaved in the right order and a more full-bodied understanding of Lincoln, his family, and the changes that time and history wrought on them. Well acted, but hard to follow historically. I don't think my granddaughter will enjoy, but we'll see.
this is one of the funnest sit coms of the 80's. burt renolds did a great job as the schools coach. each charature is unforgettable, this is funny stuff, a laugh out loud comedy. the one where the men went hunting and ended up naked is hysterical. you got to see it to believe it. i laughed so much. but all the episodes are great. a must see show for the whole family
This is when you knew that Michael Douglas was a star. Holbrook was the perfect 'reasonable voice ' of justice, theirs. The ethics haunt us all the time as much today, perhaps even more than when this gripping film was made.