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The Conspirator


Category: Drama
All Genres: Drama
Release Year: 2010
Country: USA
Runtime: 123
Rating: (0)
Languages: English
Director: Robert Redford
Sound: Dolby Digital
Taglines:

  • One bullet killed the President. But not one man.

  • Writing by: James D. Solomon – (screenplay) (as James Solomon)
    James D. Solomon – (story) (as James Solomon) &
    Gregory Bernstein – (story)

    Produced by: Brian Peter Falk – producer
    Bill Holderman – producer
    Robert Redford – producer
    Jeremiah Samuels – executive producer
    Greg Shapiro – producer
    James D. Solomon – co-producer
    Robert Stone – producer
    Webster Stone – producer

    Cast: Robin Wright – Mary Surratt (as Robin Wright Penn)
    James McAvoy – Frederick Aiken
    Evan Rachel Wood – Anna Surratt
    Alexis Bledel – Sarah Weston
    Justin Long – Nicholas Baker
    Tom Wilkinson – Reverdy Johnson
    Norman Reedus – Lewis Payne
    Kevin Kline – Edwin Stanton
    Toby Kebbell – John Wilkes Booth
    Danny Huston – Joseph Holt
    Stephen Root – John Lloyd

    Music: Mark Isham
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    Plot Outline:

    Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.


    Plot: In the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, the Vice-President, and the Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt, 42, owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks. Against the ominous back-drop of post-Civil War Washington, newly-minted lawyer, Frederick Aiken, a 28-year-old Union war-hero, reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt before a military tribunal. As the trial unfolds, Aiken realizes his client may be innocent and that she is being used as bait and hostage in order to capture the only conspirator to have escaped a massive manhunt, her own son.

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