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Encyclopedia > George Wallace (film)
George Wallace

George Wallace DVD Cover
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Produced by John Frankenheimer
Julian Krainin
Written by Book:
  Marshall Frady
Teleplay:
  Paul Monash
  Marshall Frady
Starring Gary Sinise
Mare Winningham
Music by Gary Chang
Cinematography Alan Caso
Editing by Antony Gibbs
Distributed by Turner Network Television
Release date(s) August 24, 1997
Running time 178 min.
Language English
IMDb profile

George Wallace is a 1997 television film starring Gary Sinise as the infamous Alabama governor, George Wallace. It was directed by John Frankenheimer, who won an Emmy award, as did Sinise, and Mare Winningham 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. John Michael Frankenheimer (February 19, 1930 – July 6, 2002) was an American film director. ... John Michael Frankenheimer (February 19, 1930 – July 6, 2002) was an American film director. ... Gary Alan Sinise (born March 17, 1955) is an Emmy winning American actor and film director. ... Mary Megan Winningham (born May 16, 1959) is an American film and television actress. ... Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is a cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and launched with a showing of his favorite film, Gone with the Wind, on October 3, 1988. ... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gary Alan Sinise (born March 17, 1955) is an Emmy winning American actor and film director. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... Governor George Wallace (in front of door) standing defiantly against desegregation while being confronted by Deputy U.S. Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach at the University of Alabama in 1963. ... John Michael Frankenheimer (February 19, 1930 – July 6, 2002) was an American film director. ... An Emmy Award. ... Mary Megan Winningham (born May 16, 1959) is an American film and television actress. ...


The film was highly praised by critics and in addition to the Emmy awards, received the Golden Globe for Best Miniseries/Motion Picture made for TV. Angelina Jolie also received a Golden Globe for her performance as George Wallace's second wife, Cornelia. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Angelina Jolie (born Angelina Jolie Voight on June 4, 1975) is an American film actress, a former fashion model and a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency. ...

Contents

Plot

George Wallace follows the history of the controversial politician starting in the 1950s as circuit court judge. The film shows a portrayal of a complex man and his unpopular stance on civil rights in Alabama, featuring his symbolic "stand in the schoolhouse door" to block black students from entering the University of Alabama. Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. ...


Production

The film was shot in California because the Governor of Alabama refused to cooperate with location shooting in the state of Alabama. Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Are you kidding?, this is solid truth here, nothing escapes the eyes of Gov!!!, not even. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ...


Featured cast

Actor Role
Joe Don Baker Big Jim Folsom
Kathryn Erbe Mrs. Folsom
Steve Harris Neal
Mel Jackson Eddie
Ron Jeremy Demonstrator (as Ron Hyatt)
Angelina Jolie Cornelia Wallace
Terry Kinney Billy Watson
Mark Rolston Ricky Brickle
William Sanderson T.Y. Odum
Gary Sinise George C. Wallace
Skipp Sudduth Al Lingo
Mark Valley Bobby Kennedy
Clarence Williams III Archie
Mare Winningham Lurleen Wallace
Cliff De Young Dr. Jeff McKinney

Joe Don Baker (born February 12, 1936 in Groesbeck, Texas) is an American film actor perhaps best known for his role as sheriff Buford Pusser in the American film classic Walking Tall. ... James Elisha Folsom, Sr. ... Kathryn Erbe as Detective Alexandra Eames in Law & Order: Criminal Intent Kathryn Erbe (born July 5, 1966 in Newton, Massachusetts) is an American actress best known for her role as Detective Alexandra Eames on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, a spin-off of Law & Order. ... Steve J. Harris (born December 3, 1965) is an African-American actor who has appeared in a number of films including Tyler Perrys Diary of a Mad Black Woman, The Rock, The Mod Squad and Minority Report. ... Mel Jackson (born on October 13, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, USA) is an African-American actor and R&B musician. ... Ron Jeremy (born Ron Hyatt on 1953-03-12) is an American adult film actor currently residing in Long Island, New York. ... Angelina Jolie (born Angelina Jolie Voight on June 4, 1975) is an American film actress, a former fashion model and a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency. ... Terry Kinney(b. ... Mark Rolston (R) in Aliens Mark Rolston (December 7, 1956 - ) an American actor, born in Baltimore, Maryland. ... William Sanderson is an American character actor (born January 10, 1948 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA). ... Gary Alan Sinise (born March 17, 1955) is an Emmy winning American actor and film director. ... George Corley Wallace (August 25, 1919–September 13, 1998) was an American politician who was elected Governor of Alabama (as a Democrat) four times (1962, 1970, 1974 and 1982) and ran for U.S. President (in 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976). ... Skipp Sudduth Robert Lee Sudduth IV (b. ... Mark Valley Mark Valley (born December 24, 1964 in Ogdensburg, New York is an American actor. ... Robert Kennedy Robert Francis Bobby Kennedy, also called RFK (November 20, 1925–June 6, 1968) was the younger brother of President John F. Kennedy, and was appointed by his brother as Attorney General for his administration. ... Clarence Williams III (born August 21, 1939) is an American actor. ... Mary Megan Winningham (born May 16, 1959) is an American film and television actress. ... Lurleen Burns Wallace (September 19, 1926 – May 7, 1968), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was the first wife of Alabama Governor George Wallace, and as of 2006, the only woman to be elected Governor of Alabama. ... Cliff de Young is an American actor and musician, born Clifford Tobin DeYoung in Los Angeles, California on February 12, 1945. ...

Awards and nominations

1998 American Cinema Editors (Eddies) 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Founded in 1950, American Cinema Editors (ACE) is an honorary society of film editors that are voted in based on the qualities of professional achievements, their education of others, and their dedication to editing itself. ...

  • Won - Best Edited Episode from a Television Mini-Series — Antony Gibbs (for part 2)

1998 American Society of Cinematographers 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is not a labor union or guild, but rather an educational, cultural and professional organization. ...

  • Won - Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Mini-Series — Alan Caso

1998 Art Directors Guild 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Art Directors Guild is the guild of the American Art Directors. ...

  • Won - Excellence in Production Design Award for a Television Movie or Miniseries — Michael Z. Hanan, Charles M. Lagola, Arlan Jay Vetter

1997 CableACE Award 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The CableACE Award was an award that was given from 1978 to 1997 to honor excellence in American cable television programing. ...

  • Won - Best Actor in a Movie or Miniseries — Gary Sinise
  • Won - Best Directing a Movie or Miniseries — John Frankenheimer
  • Won - Best Makeup — Janeen Schreyer, John E. Jackson, Matthew W. Mungle, Patricia Androff, Jamie Kelman
  • Won - Best Miniseries — Mark Carliner, John Frankenheimer, Julian Krainin, Ethel Winant, Mitch Engel, James Sbardellati
  • Nominated - Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries — Joe Don Baker
  • Nominated - Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Miniseries — Angelina Jolie
  • Nominated - Best Art Direction in a Dramatic Special or Serires/Movie or Miniseries — Michael Z. Hanan, Charles M. Lagola, Douglas A. Mowat
  • Nominated - Best Editing a Dramatic Special or Series/Movie or Miniseries — Antony Gibbs
  • Nominated - Best Writing a Movie or Miniseries — Paul Monash, Marshall Frady

1998 Casting Society of America (Artios) Gary Alan Sinise (born March 17, 1955) is an Emmy winning American actor and film director. ... John Michael Frankenheimer (February 19, 1930 – July 6, 2002) was an American film director. ... Joe Don Baker (born February 12, 1936 in Groesbeck, Texas) is an American film actor perhaps best known for his role as sheriff Buford Pusser in the American film classic Walking Tall. ... Angelina Jolie (born Angelina Jolie Voight on June 4, 1975) is an American film actress, a former fashion model and a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Founded in Los Angeles, California in 1982, the Casting Society of America (CSA) is a professional society of about 350 casting directors for film, television, and theatre in Australia, Canada, England, Italy, and the United States. ...

  • Won - Best Casting for TV Miniseries — Iris Grossman

1998 Directors Guild of America 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Directors Guild of America (DGA) is the labor union which represents the interests of film and television directors in the United States motion picture industry. ...

  • Nominated - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Specials — John Frankenheimer

1998 Emmy Awards 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... An Emmy Award. ...

  • Won - Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie — Gary Sinise
  • Won - Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie — Mare Winningham
  • Won - Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special — John Frankenheimer
  • Nominated - Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie — Angelina Jolie
  • Nominated - Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries or a Movie — Iris Grossman
  • Nominated - Outstanding Cinematography For A Miniseries Or Movie — Alan Caso
  • Nominated - Outstanding Makeup For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special — Janeen Schreyer, John E. Jackson, Matthew W. Mungle, Patricia Androff, Jamie Kelman, Keith Sayer, Cheryl Nick
  • Nominated - Outstanding Miniseries — Mark Carliner, John Frankenheimer, Julian Krainin, Ethel Winant, Mitch Engel, James Sbardellati

1998 Golden Globe Awards Gary Alan Sinise (born March 17, 1955) is an Emmy winning American actor and film director. ... Mary Megan Winningham (born May 16, 1959) is an American film and television actress. ... John Michael Frankenheimer (February 19, 1930 – July 6, 2002) was an American film director. ... Angelina Jolie (born Angelina Jolie Voight on June 4, 1975) is an American film actress, a former fashion model and a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...

  • Won - Best Supporting Actor - Series, Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television — Angelina Jolie
  • Won - Best Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television
  • Nominated - Best Actor - Series, Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television — Gary Sinise
  • Nominated - Best Supporting Actor - Series, Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television — Mare Winningham

1998 Humanitas Prize Angelina Jolie (born Angelina Jolie Voight on June 4, 1975) is an American film actress, a former fashion model and a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency. ... Gary Alan Sinise (born March 17, 1955) is an Emmy winning American actor and film director. ... Mary Megan Winningham (born May 16, 1959) is an American film and television actress. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Humanitas Prize is an award for film and TV writing deemed to promote human dignity, meaning, and freedom. ...

  • Won - PBS/Cable Category — Marshall Frady, Paul Monash

1998 Motion Picture Sound Editors (Golden Reel Award) 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Founded in 1953, Motion Picture Sound Editors (M.P.S.E.) is an honorary society of motion picture sound editors. ...

  • Nominated - Best Sound Editing - Television Mini-Series - Effects and Foley — Brady Schwartz

1997 Peabody Award 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The George Foster Peabody Awards, more commonly referred to as the Peabody Awards, are annual international awards given for excellence in radio and television broadcasting and cable television. ...

  • Won - Peabody Award — Mark Carliner

1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The Screen Actors Guild (S.A.G.) is the labor union representing over 120,000 film actors in the United States. ...

  • Won - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries — Gary Sinise
  • Nominated - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries — Mare Winningham

1998 Writers Guild of America Awards 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Annual awards given out by the Writers Guild of America for outstanding achievements in film, TV, or radio writing. ...

  • Nominated - Best Screenplay Adapted Long Form — Paul Monash, Marshall Frady

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