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Amazing Grace

From the makers of "Ray" and acclaimed director Michael Apted, comes the inspiring story of how one man's passion and perseverance changed the world. Based on the true story of William Wilberforce, "Amazing Grace" follows his courageous quest to end the British slave trade. Along the way, Wilberforce meets intense opposition, but his minister, John Newton, urges him to see the ...

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Released: Sep 16th, 2006
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Rating: PG
Runtime: 117 Minutes
Genres: Biography / Drama / History / Romance
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Amazing Grace Main Cast

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Ioan Gruffudd
Ioan Gruffudd
plays William Wilberforce
Romola Garai
Romola Garai
plays Barbara Spooner
Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
plays William Pitt
Albert Finney
Albert Finney
plays John Newton
Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
plays Lord Charles Fox
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (factual errors): When Tarleton looks up to the gallery of the Commons, sees Thomas Clarkson and realises that the abolitionists have set a trap, he shouts: "The Jacobites are in!" 'Jacobites' were supporters of the Stuart claim of the throne; their cause died at the Battle of Culloden (1746). The term Tarleton should be using is 'Jacobin': the French party of radical republicans. 'Jacobin' was widely used in England as synonymous with 'bloody terrorist'.
  • The scene where William Wilberforce sings "Amazing Grace" at the card house was actually directly sung from Ioan Gruffudd at that moment. In the last several takes, a playback was used, but it is Ioan singing. Director Michael Apted had no idea whether or not Gruffudd could actually sing. Little did he know, Ioan is an accomplished soloist and choir singer. With a little practice, Ioan performed for the first time on set while the cameras were rolling. All much to the surprise of the cast, crew and director.
  • Movie Goof (factual errors): The movie originally portrays Banastre Tarleton, the Liverpool MP, participating in a Commons debate in 1782. Tarleton did not enter the House of Commons until 1784, and could not have debated on negotiations with Americans as he was not yet an MP and was in fact, on parole from his disastrous performance in Virginia.
  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): The Duke of Clarence uses "nobless oblige" as his reason for saluting Wilberforce's achievement. However, the first recorded use of the phrase was in Honoré de Balzac's book "Le Lys dans la vallée", written in 1835 and published in 1836. Wilberforce's last appearance in Parliament was in 1824, when he resigned due to illness.
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