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
- Goof (anachronisms): Abigail Adams makes reference to the "White House", although this term was not in use until Teddy Roosevelt's administration one hundred years later.
- During an interview on NPR's "Fresh Air," Paul Giamatti told interviewer Dave Davies that the scene in which Abigail and John have sex upon being reunited after many years apart was not…
[show]During an interview on NPR's "Fresh Air," Paul Giamatti told interviewer Dave Davies that the scene in which Abigail and John have sex upon being reunited after many years apart was not written as a sex scene. The script only called for John and Abigail to kiss, but Giamatti said that he and Laura Linney discussed between themselves that they thought the characters would go farther in that situation, and they decided to "keep going" and hope the director and camera person would follow them, which they did. The scene they improvised and shot was originally much longer than what ended up in the finished film.
- On June 6, 2007, a fire broke out at Fot Studios in Hungary where filming was taking place, delaying production for a short period of time.