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Aug 24,1997

Hollywood Movies | Drama | History

Ratings: 2.8 / 10 from

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Length: 178 Minute(s)
George Wallace is a 1997 television film starring Gary Sinise as George Wallace, the former Governor of Alabama. It was directed by John Frankenheimer, who won an Emmy award for it; Sinise and Mare Winningham also won Emmies for their performances. The film was based on the 1996 biography Wallace : The Classic Portrait of Alabama Governor George Wallace by Marshall Frady, who also co-wrote the teleplay. Frankenheimer's film was highly praised by critics: in addition to the Emmy awards, it received the Golden Globe for Best Miniseries/Motion Picture made for TV. Angelina Jolie also received a Golden Globe for her performance as Wallace's second wife, Cornelia.
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Movie Parental Guide

nudity The film opens with Wallace & second wife Cornelia (Jolie) passionately embracing on their bed. She is in negligee and he is fully clothed. No sexual nudity in the film. Some sexual innuendo in various conversations.
violence A fair amount of violence related to civil rights protests with police very aggressive towards protesters. Some actual archival footage as well as film.
profanity Lots of profanity of various sorts.
alcohol Lots of smoking - cigars and cigararettes -- by main characters.
frightening The protest scenes are quite violent although not overly graphic. There is an assassination attempt at point blank range and a woman dies in the hospital after a prolonged illness.

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