Based on the Pulitzer prize winning book by David McCullough, John Adams chronicles the life of this remarkable historical figure, a man whose fiercely independent spirit, reverence for the rule of law, and commitment to personal liberty profoundly influenced the values on which the U.S. was founded...
Last Episode01x07 Part 7 - Peacefield Aired: Apr. 20, 2008
In retirement, John Adams begins to write his memoirs and works on mending his relationship with Thomas Jefferson through a series of correspondence. …
Series Fun Facts
- In one scene, Abigail reads a letter telling of the defeat of Charles, Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown. Tom Wilkinson, who plays Benjamin Franklin in this film, played Lord Cornwallis in The Patriot.
- A very nice detail, often overlooked in historical movies, is that as John Adams ages, his teeth get progressively more stained and dark, especially near the gums and the interstices of the teeth.
- The turquoise and white striped robe a la Francais worn by Laura Linney (Abigail Adams) is the same costume previously worn by Kirsten Dunst (Marie-Antoinette) in Marie Antoinette.