The film focuses on the representatives of the Thirteen original colonies who participated in the Second Continental Congress. 1776 depicts the three months of deliberation (and, oftentimes, acrimonious debate) that led up to the signing of one of the most important documents in the History of the United States, the Declaration of Independence.

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  1. Peter Stone


  2. Peter H. Hunt


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  1. William Daniels

    William Daniels

    John Adams

  2. Howard Da Silva

    Howard Da Silva

    Dr. Benjamin Franklin

  3. Ken Howard

    Ken Howard

    Thomas Jefferson

  4. Blythe Danner

    Blythe Danner

    Martha Jefferson

  5. DM

    Donald Madden

    John Dickinson (PA)

  6. John Cullum

    John Cullum

    Edward Rutledge (SC)

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 22m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • November 9, 1972
    PG, Theatrical



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